2014 SPRING SEMESTER
CENTER FOR WRITERS EVENTS
Events are free and open to all.
Tuesday, February 18, 8 pm in Sci I Room 149. A reading from NAHID RACHLIN, award-winning author of four critically acclaimed novels, JUMPING OVER FIRE, FOREIGNER, MARRIED TO A STRANGER, and THE HEART'S DESIRE, as well as a collection of short stories, VEILS, and most recently, a memoir, PERSIAN GIRLS, which tells the story of her childhood in Iran.
Tuesday, March 4 8 pm in Sci I Room 149. A reading from KAREN BROWN, winner of the BU John Gardner Fiction Book Award for LITTLE SINNERS AND OTHER STORIES , which also won the Prairie Schooner Prize, and was named a Best Book of 2012 by Publishers Weekly. This past summer two new books were published: the novel , THE LONGINGS OF WAYWARD GIRLS, and the short story collection, PINS & NEEDLES .
Friday & Saturday, March 14 & 15 The WRITING BY DEGREES CREATIVE WRITING GRADUATE STUDENT CONFERENCE with featured readers STEPHANIE POWELL WATTS & JILL BIALOSKY. Held at the Binghamton University Downtown Center in downtown Binghamton. Most of the conference is open to the public. See the conference website for details: http://writingbydegrees.binghamton.edu/
Tuesday, March 18 8 pm in Sci I Room 149. A reading from BU alums HEATHER McNAUGHER & JACOB WHITE. Poet McNaugher is the author of SYSTEM OF
HIDEOUTS and fiction writer White the author of the story collection BEING DEAD IN SOUTH CARLINA. Heather is poetry editor for Fourth River while Jacob is fiction editor for Green Mountains Review.
Monday, March 24 1:30 - 3:30 pm in LN 1104. A Writing Life: Conversations with Writer/Editors with JEN GROW & LAURA SHOVAN of LITTLE PAWTUXENT REVIEW, publishers of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, & artwork from writers in the Mid-Atlantic region & beyond. An informal Q & A that is open to all
Tuesday, March 25 8 pm in Sci I Room 149. A reading from JANUARY GILL O'NEIL, author of the poetry collection UNDERLIFE and a forthcoming collection, MISERY ISLANDS (fall 2014, also from CavanKerry Press). She is the executive director of the Massachusetts Poetry Festival and an assistant professor of English at Salem State University.
Monday, April 7 1:30 - 3:30 pm in LN 1104. A Writing Life: Conversations with Writer/Editors with JOHN GALLAHER, poetry editor of THE LAUREL REVIEW, a literary journal that publishes poetry, short fiction, essays and reviews. Emphasizes the poem or story or essay that presents a real investigation of the art and what it is to be human. An informal Q & A event that is open to all.
Tuesday, April 29 8 pm in Sci I Room 149. A reading with DANIEL DONAGHY, author of START WITH THE TROUBLE (University of Arkansas Press), which won the 2010 Paterson Award and was named a Finalist for the BU Milt Kessler Poetry Award and the Connecticut Book Award, and STREETFIGHTING (BkMk Press), which was a Finalist for the 2006 Paterson Poetry Prize.
Wednesday, April 30 1:30 - 3:30 LN 1104. A Writing Life: Conversations with Writer/Editors with TIM GREEN, editor of RATTLE, a magazine which describes its mission as promoting the practice of poetry and a community of poets. An informal Q & A that is open to all.Questions? Call 777-2713 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finding the rooms: The Science I building houses The Chenango Room and Einsteins Bagels. Room 149
is the auditorium at the other end of the building.
LN 1104 is the Graduate Student Lounge at the base of the Library Tower (across the corridor from the coffee shop).
Coming from off campus and need a little more help locating us? For either room your best bet would be to park in the Visitor Lot across from the Bartle Library. Either access the campus map or ask at the Information Booth on your way into campus to find that lot. From that Visitor Lot you will cross the street and go down the main walkway between the Library and the Lecture Hall. LN 1104 is the room at ground level at the base of the Library Tower. Science I is the building across from the Lecture Hall once you come to the plaza in front of the Library Tower. You'll see it says Chenango Room on the outside of the building. You want to keep walking as straight as possible; Room 149 is the auditorium that forms the leg of the L of the Science I building.