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Visiting Writers Series Presents David Shields

Creative Writing

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 6:00 PM
Johnson Center, George's, 3rd Floor

David Shields is the author of  Reality Hunger, The Thing About Life Is That One Day You’ll Be Dead, Black Planet, and Other People: Takes and Mistakes. The recipient of Guggenheim and NEA fellowships, Shields has published essays and stories in the New York Times Magazine, Harper’s, Esquire, Yale Review, Salon, Slate, McSweeney’s, and Believer. His work has been translated into twenty languages.

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Visiting Writers Series Presents Ellen Bryant Voigt

Creative Writing

Thursday, October 12, 2017 7:30 PM
Research Hall, 163

Ellen Bryant Voigt’s most recent poetry collections include Headwaters (2013), Messenger: New and Selected Poems 1976-2006, and Shadow of Heaven (2002). Her collection Kyrie (1995) was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle award. She has also written a collection of essays, The Flexible Lyric (1999), and with Gregory Orr co-edited Poets Teaching Poets: Self and the World (1996), a selection of essays on writing. She served as poet laureate of Vermont for four years.

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Visiting Writers Series Presents Karan Mahajan

Creative Writing

Friday, October 13, 2017 6:00 PM
Johnson Center, Meeting Room F, 3rd Floor

Karan was born in 1984 and grew up in New Delhi, India. His first novel, Family Planning (2008), was a finalist for the International Dylan Thomas Prize, and his second novel, The Association of Small Bombs (2016), was a finalist for the 2016 National Book Awards and was named one of the “10 Best Books of 2016” by the New York Times. Karan’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker online, The Believer, and NPR’s All Things Considered, among others.

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Visiting Writers Series Presents Kristen Radtke

Creative Writing

Thursday, November 9, 2017 6:00 PM
Johnson Center, Meeting Room G, 3rd Floor

Kristen Radtke is the author of the graphic nonfiction book Imagine Wanting Only This (2017). She is the managing editor of Sarabande Books and the film & video editor of TriQuarterly magazine. She has an MFA from the University of Iowa’s Nonfiction Writing Program. There will be a reception immediately following the reading in the JC West Lounge.

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