2015 FALL SEMESTER
CENTER FOR WRITERS EVENTS
Events are free and open to all.
Tuesday, September 15, 7-9 pm Literati Series Reading with featured reader Eleanor Henderson at the Broome County Arts Council, located at 81 State Street, 5th floor above Terra Cotta. Henderson's debut novel Ten Thousand Saints was named on of the Top 10 Books of 2011 by The New York Times and a finalist for a Los Angeles Times Book Award. It was adapted into a movie starring Ethan Hawke and released by Screen Media Films in August 2015. An associate professor at Ithaca College, she lives in Ithaca, New York, with her family and is at work on her second novel, The Twelve-Mile Straight, which will be published by Ecco. Henderson will read with graduate student poet, Lauren Sartor. Lauren Sartor is the child of immigrants from Spanish-speaking countries. She grew up on Long Island and has worked in many different roles. She earned her MFA from Sarah Lawrence and now attends Binghamton University's Ph.D. program in poetry. After the reading light refreshments will be served. Please contact Heather Dorn at: email@example.com with any questions about this event.
Tuesday, October 13, 7-9 pm Literati Series Reading with featured reader Annie Christain at the Broome County Arts Council, located at 81 State Street, 5th floor above Terra Cotta. Christain is an assistant professor of composition and ESOL at SUNY Cobleskill and an English PhD graduate from the University of South Dakota. Her poems have appeared in Seneca Review, The Chariton Review, and The Lifted Brow, among others. Christain will read with graduate student writer, Carolyn Keller. Keller is an avid traveler and former journalist now working toward her PhD in English and Creative Writing at Binghamton University. Her travels have taken her across the U.S. three times and to fourteen countries on four continents. Her work has appeared in The Williamsport Sun-Gazette, The Williamsport Guardian, Susquehanna Life, Lycoming, and Pink Pangea. After the reading light refreshments will be served. Please contact Heather Dorn at: firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about this event.
Monday, October 26, 1:30-3pm in LN 1104 (Grad Lounge at base of Library Tower) A Writing Life: Conversations with Writer/Editors with Christine Stroud, senior editor for Autumn House Press , publishers of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and anthologies, and Coal Hill Review, an online journal for poetry, prose, and reviews. An informal Q & A that is open to all.
Tuesday, November 10, 7-9 pm Literati Series Reading with featured reader Jaimee Wriston Colbert at the Broome County Arts Council, located at 81 State Street, 5th floor above Terra Cotta. Colbert is the author of the novel, Shark Girls; two prize-winning linked stories collections, Dream Lives of Butterflies and Climbing the God Tree; and the story collection Sex, Salvation, and the Automobile, winner of the Zephyr Publishing Prize. Her stories have appeared widely, including in The Gettysburg Review, TriQuarterly, Prairie Schooner, Tampa Review, Connecticut Review and New Letters, benn broadcast on "Selected Shorts," archived in "New Letters on the Air," and anthologized. Three recent stories won the Jane's Stories National Short Story Award; the Isotope Editors' Fiction Prize; and the Ian MacMillan Fiction Prize. Colbert will read with graduate student Joshua Lindenbaum. Lindenbaum is a poet, stand-up comedian, and educator. His poetry has been published in Blue Lake Review, Oddville Press, and 3Elements Review. He's currently pursuing a PhD in English at Binghamton University. His roots are in Valley Stream, NY. After the reading light refreshments will be served. Please contact Heather Dorn at: email@example.com with any questions about this event.
Wednesday, November 18, 1:30-3pm in LN 1104 (Grad Lounge at base of Library Tower) A Writing Life: Conversations with Writer/Editors with Erin Harris of Folio Literary Management, an agency which represent well-known authors as well as many first-time authors, some of whom have gone on to become bestsellers and major award winners. Erin is interested in literary fiction for adults, voice-driven young adult fiction, and narrative nonfiction. An informal Q & A that is open to all.
Questions? Call 777-2713 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We're excited about our line-up of readers for the Spring Readers' Series:
2/9 Natalie Harnett
3/8 Tarfia Faizullah
3/22 Karin Lin-Greenberg
4/12 B.H. Fairchild
Check back later for further details on those events.