2015 SPRING SEMESTER
CENTER FOR WRITERS EVENTS

Events are free and open to all.

Students interested to meet and talk with these writers should consider registering for the two-credit mini-course CW 360 / ENG 594 A Writers & Other Artists.

FEBRUARY EVENTS

Tuesday, February 17, 8 pm in Science I Room 149. A Readers' Series event with BU Alums MARGAUX FRAGOSO and MATTHEW SIEGEL. Fragaso's memoir Tiger,Tiger drew strong critical attention, including a feature review in TIME magazine and named as Best Nonfiction of the year by both Publishers' Weekly and Kirkus. She has just completed her first novel. Siegel is winner of the Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry for his first book, Blood Work, forthcoming in early 2015. He was a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University.

Tuesday, February 24, 8 pm in Science I Room 149. A Readers' Series event with JERICHO BROWN.  His first book, Please, won the American Book Award.  Copper Canyon has just published his second collection The New Testament.  Brown is the recipient of a Whiting Award and fellowships from the Radcliffe Institute and the NEA.  

Wednesday, February 25, 1:30 - 3 pm in Location TBA A Writing Life: Conversations with Writer/Editors with PHIL MEMMER of the Syracuse YMCA Downtown Writers Center, STONE CANOE, a journal of arts, literature, and social commentary that showcases emerging and established writers and artists with a connection to upstate New York; and TIGER BARK PRESS.  An informal Q & A that is open to all

MARCH EVENTS

Tuesday, March 17, 8 pm in Science I Room 149. A Readers' Series event with MANUEL GONZALES, winner of the Binghamton University John Gardener Fiction Book Award for for his collection THE MINIATURE WIFE AND OTHER STORIES. He has published fiction and non-fiction in Open City, Fence, One Story, Esquire, McSweeney's, and The Believer Magazine.

Monday, March 23, 1:30 - 3 pm in Location TBA A Writing Life: Conversations with Writer/Editors with STEVE WOODWARD of GRAYWOLF PRESS, a leading independent publisher of poetry, novels, short stories, essays, and memoir. An informal Q & A that is open to all.  

Tuesday, March 24 8 pm in Science I Room 149. A Readers' Series event with KATEY SCHULTZ.  Schultz's debut collection of short stories, Flashes of War was awarded IndieFab Book
of the Year and a Gold Medal in Literary Fiction from the Military Writer's Society of America. The Los Angeles Review of Books describes Flashes of War as written in "a deceptively
minimalist style that out-Carver's Carver."

APRIL EVENTS

Tuesday, April 21, 8 pm in Science I Room 149. A Readers' Series event with JIM DANIELS, winner of the Binghamton University Milt Kessler Poetry Book Award for his collection BIRTH MARKS, his fourteenth collection of poems (Daniels pictured above). Also the author of five collections of short fiction, most recently, Eight Mile High, and three produced screenplays. He is a recipient of the Brittingham Prize for Poetry, the Tillie Olsen Prize, the Blue Lynx Poetry Prize, and two fellowships from the NEA. His poems have appeared in the Pushcart Prize and Best American Poetry anthologies. 

Wednesday, April 22, 1:30 - 3 pm in Location TBA A Writing Life: Conversations with Writer/Editors with JOHN AMEN of THE PEDESTAL MAGAZINE, publisher of poetry, speculative fiction, interviews, and reviews. An informal Q & A that is open to all

 Questions? Call 777-2713 or e-mail at cwpro@binghamton.edu. 

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.  

Related Links

The Binghamton Poetry Project: 

community workshops for adults and children.  More information

Interested in the mini-course that runs in conjunction with the Readers' Series?

 

Last Updated: 1/23/15