2016 SPRING SEMESTER
CENTER FOR WRITERS EVENTS
Events are free and open to all.
Tuesday, February 9, 8 pm Science I Room 149 A Readers' Series event with NATALIE HARNETT, the Binghamton University John Gardner Fiction Book Award winner for her debut novel THE HOLLOW GROUND. Set in a fictionalized Centralia, PA where the mine fires have burned uncontrollably since 1962, "[t]he Hollow Ground is a coming-of-age novel, a murder mystery, a family saga, and an American tragedy of an environmentally and economically devastated region. But most of all, it's a painful and powerful story of love and survival." — David Gates, Pulitzer Prize finalist
Monday, February 22, 1:30-3pm in LN 2200 (Dean's Conference Room--note room change) A Writing Life: Conversations with Writer/Editors with Johanna Ingalls, managing
editor for AKASHIC BOOKS , a Brooklyn-based independent company dedicated to publishing urban literary fiction
and political nonfiction. "What's great about Akashic is its sense of adventure and
its smart eclecticism . . . Anything carrying the logo comes with the guarantee that
it's worth checking out."
—HARTFORD COURANT An informal Q & A that is open to all.
Tuesday, February 23, 8 pm Science I Room 149 A Readers' Series event with Binghamton alums LEE UPTON and YEHOSHUA NOVEMBER. Upton is the author of fourteen books, most recently the collection of short stories THE TAO OF HUMILIATION (named a "Best Book of 2014" by Kirkus Review) and the poetry collection BOTTLE THE BOTTLES THE BOTTLES THE BOTTLES. November's debut poetry collection GOD'S OPTIMISM won the Main Street Rag Poetry Book Award and was a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize.
Monday, March 7, 1:30-3pm in LN 2200 (Dean's Conference Room--note room change) A Writing Life: Conversations with Writer/Editors with Erin Harris, agent for FOLIO LITERARY MANAGEMENT. Folio's agents represent writers in Literary & Commercial Fiction, Sci Fi, Thrillers,
Non-Fiction, Memoir, Cookbooks, Children & YA. An informal Q & A that is open to
Tuesday, March 8, 8:30 pm Science I Room 149 (NOTE: slightly later start time from rest of the series) A Readers' Series event with TARFIA FAIZULLAH, a Bangladeshi American poet who grew up in Midland, Texas. Her first book, SEAM (2014), won the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award. Focused around a long sequence "Interview with a Birangona," the book explores the ethics of interviewing as well as the history of the birangona, Bangladeshi women raped by Pakistani soldiers during the Liberation War of 1971.
Monday, March 21, 1:30-3pm in LN 2200 (Dean's Conference Room--note room change) A Writing Life: Conversations with Writer/Editors with Joe Taylor of Livingston Press , publishers of fiction with a unique style and/or form. An informal Q & A that is open to all.
Tuesday, March 22, 8 pm Science I Room 149 A Readers' Series event with KARIN LIN-GREENBERG whose debut collection of short stories, FAULTY PREDICTIONS won the Flannery O'Connor Award in Short Fiction and was Foreword Reviews' 2014 INDIEFAB Book of the Year in the Short Story category.
Tuesday, April 12, 8 pm Science I Room 149 A Readers' Series event with B.H. FAIRCHILD, a finalist for the National Book Award (for THE ART OF THE LATHE) and recipient of the William Carlos Williams Award and the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, among others. Fairchild's most recent collection of poetry is USHER (W.W.Norton, 2009). Frequently described as a poet of the sacred, Fairchild is known for "writing in the American grain." Reviewing Usher in the Los Angeles Times, David Ulin declared Fairchild, "one of those poets prose readers love: Meaty, maximalist, driven by narrative, he stakes out an American mythos . . . "
Wednesday, April 13, 1:30-3pm inLN 2200 (Dean's Conference Room). A Writing Life: Conversations with Writer/Editors with Sue Brannan Walker of NEGATIVE CAPABILITY JOURNAL & PRESS, publishers of innovative poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. An informal Q&A that is open to all.
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