2017 SPRING SEMESTER CENTER FOR WRITERS EVENTS
Events are free and open to all.
Tuesday, February 21, 8 pm Science One Room 149 An Alumni Readers' Series Event with Letitia Moffitt and R. Flowers Rivera (Raquel Rivera). Letitia has published the novel-in-stories, Sidewalk Dancing and the novels Trace and Vibe/Sync (Books 1 and 2 of the TraceWorld trilogy). In her spare time she runs marathons. Raquel
has published two prize-winning collections of poetry: Troubling Accents and Heathen, which was selected by E. Ethelbert Miller as the winner of the 2015 Naomi Long Madgett
Tuesday, February 28, Science One Room 149 8 pmA Readers' Series Event with Lindsey Drager, winner of the Binghamton University John Gardner Book Award in Fiction for The Sorrow Proper. A new novel, The Lost Daughter Collective, is forthcoming from Dzanc in 2017.
Friday & Saturday, March 10 & 11 Binghamton University’s Downtown Center Writing By Degrees, the nation's oldest graduate-student-run Creative Writing Conference, a two day celebration
of writing, pedagogy, and community building. Featured readers are performance poet
Sierra DeMulder and J. Robert Lennon, author of two story collections, Pieces For The Left Hand and See You in Paradise, and 8 novels, including Mailman, Familiar and Broken River.
Monday, March 13, 1:30-3pm in LN 2200 (Dean's Conference Room) A Writing Life: Conversations with Writer/Editors with Ben Furnish, Managing Editor of BkMk Press, a literary press which describes its mission as " to discover, publish, and promote the best and most exciting literary writing, wherever it might be found." An informal Q & A that is open to all.
Tuesday, March 28, Science One Room 149 8 pm A Readers' Series Event with Mermer Blakeslee, author of three novels with upstate New York settings: When You Live by a River, Same Blood and In Dark Water, which was a B&N Discover Great New Writers selection. Blakeslee also writes poetry, short stories, and creative nonfiction. A ski instructor at Windham in the Catskill Mountains, she is also the author of In the Yikes! Zone: A Conversation with Fear.
Monday, April 3, 1:30-3pm in LN 2200 (Dean's Conference Room) A Writing Life: Conversations with Writer/Editors with Eleanor Jackson of Dunow, Carlson & Lerner Literary Agency, a mid-size, full-service agency which represents literary and commercial fiction, narrative nonfiction, memoir, popular culture and young adult fiction. An informal Q & A that is open to all.
Tuesday, April 4, Science One Room 149 8 pm A Readers' Series Event with Maria Mazziotti Gillan. Gillan is a recipient of the Garrett Award for Outstanding Community Service in Literature, Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award, and the American Book Award for her book, All That Lies Between Us. Most recent books include: Paterson in Light and Shadow; What Blooms in Winter; The Girls in the Chartreuse Jackets; The Place I Call Home; The Silence in an Empty House ; Ancestors’ Song; and Writing Poetry to Save Your Life: How to Find the Courage to Tell Your Stories.
THURSDAY, APRIL 20, EB 110 at 8 pm
This is the rescheduled event from the night of Storm Stella. Note that it is a Thursday reading in the Engineering Bldg Auditorium. A Readers' Series Event with Yusef Komunyakaa, winner of the Binghamton University Milt Kessler Book Award in Poetry for The Emperor of Water Clocks. Author of more than a dozen books of poetry, Komunyakaa has been the recipient of many of the most important prizes, including the Pulitzer, the Kingsley Tufts Award, the Wallace Stevens Award, the Ruth Lilly Award, and others. He is a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.
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