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Living Writers Series
Beginning in Fall 2012 in conjunction with the ENGL 264 course, The Living Writers Series brings guest authors to the College to discuss their latest works. Students enrolled in the class read the books by the scheduled authors and then get to meet and engage these authors in a question and answer session followed by a public reading. The campus and the local communities are all invited to attend these extraordinary discussions.
Wednesday, September 25, 6:30 p.m.
A member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, Santee Frazier earned a BFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts and an MFA from Syracuse University. His collection of poems, Dark Thirty, was published in the Sun Tracks series of the University of Arizona Press.
Wednesday, October 30, 6:30 p.m.
Melissa Febos is the author of the memoir, Whip Smart (St. Martin’s Press, 2010). Her work has been widely anthologized and appeared in publications including Glamour, Salon, Dissent, New York Times, Bitch Magazine, The Rumpus, Drunken Boat, Hunger Mountain, The Portland Review, and The Chronicle of Higher Education Review.
Wednesday, November 20, 6:30 p.m.
In Chris Fink’s debut work of fiction, America’s rural
core is cracked open to reveal moments of stark beauty and
cruelty. Farmer’s Almanac—a new Midwestern Gothic—is an
imaginary handbook for rural living, as timeless and essential
as its namesake. But this is no American pastoral. Fink’s vision
is more Orwell than Rockwell.
Mary Karr is most widely known for her best-selling memoirs, but regards herself primarily as a poet. She's a 2004 Guggenheim Fellow in poetry, and has written four volumes of verse, including "Sinners Welcome." Her most popular book to date is The Liar's Club, which remained on the New York Times Best Seller's List for more than a year. Her most recent book Lit: A Memoir, presents readers with the story of her alcoholism, recovery and conversion to Catholicism.
Daniel Torday's fiction and nonfiction works have appeared in Esquire Magazine, Glimmer Train, Harper Perennial's Fifty-Two Stories, the Harvard Review and the Kenyon Review. The Sensualist, winner of the 2012 National Jewish Book Awards' Goldberg Prize for Outstanding Debut Fiction, tells the tale of 17-year-old Samuel Gerson, who is ready to rid himself of the tight-knit Jewish community in which he's spent his whole life.
Siobhan Fallon is the author of You Know When the Men Are Gone, which was listed as a Best Book of 2011 by The San Francisco Chronicle, Self Magazine, Los Angeles Public Library, Janet Maslin of The New York Times, and won a 2012 Indies Choice Honor Award, the Texas Institute of Letters Award for First Fiction, and the 2012 Pen Center USA Literary Award in Fiction.