Binghamton Center for Writers

Creative Writing Events

Spring 2024


Writing The Field Exam: The Dilemma of Research 

Thursday, February 15th at 12pm-1pm| University Union Basement West (UU WB08)

Professor Arian will offer sound advice about starting, managing, and ending research, and ways of moving forward toward completing a well-researched paper while keeping deadlines in mind. This is the 2nd of a two part talk offered by Professor Arian.


Common Ground Reading Series

Friday, February 23rd at 6pm| The Jay S. & Jeanne Benet Alumni Lounge.

Join the Common Ground reading series and experience live readings from undergraduate & graduate writers.

This particular installment is an undergraduate CW focused reading.



Coffee & Conversation with Director Tina Chang 

Wednesday, February 28th at 11am | LN1128 Cemers Conference Room

Current creative writing MA and PhD students are invited to have a casual conversation with Creative Writing Director, Tina Chang.

This session's focus: In the professional job search, a CV is more than a document; it's your narrative of expertise. This Coffee & Conversation will focus on creating CVs that leave an impact, showcasing your unique qualities and standing out in a competitive job market.



Are You Ready For The Future?
Poetry & Art in the Post Human Age
Two Days with Poet, Language Artist,
and AI Researcher
Sasha Stiles|March 13 &14 

What does it mean to be human in a nearly post-human era? Fusing masterful verse by Sasha Stiles with captivating language experiments by her AI alter ego and full-color images of Stiles' critically acclaimed art, her poetry collection, Technelegy captures the thrill and peril of our intimate relationship with technology in a profoundly original and provocative hybrid text. 

Please join us for two days of poetry readings, panel discussion, and an art exhibition featuring the work of Sasha Stiles and Binghamton poetry and art students.

March 13th at 5-7pm | Binghamton University Art Museum |

Poetry Reading and Book Signing by Sasha Stiles

Registration required

Thursday, March 14th at 1pm |  The Jay S. & Jeanne Benet Alumni Lounge

A panel discussion hosted by Leslie Heywood with Sasha Stiles, Gregory Hallenbeck, and Christopher Swift.

Thursday March 14th at 6pm | Rosefsky Gallery 

Exhibition of the work of Sasha Stiles along with collaborative works by Jenn Powers & Ah’Janae Johnson, Mercia Kandukira & Kyra Grays, Shin Wantanabe &  Justin Wang, Suzanne Richardson & Yun-Woo Son, Shannon Hearn & Addy Phoenix, AJ White & Gabriella Harbord, Samia Ahmed & Jade Kirdahy.

Refreshments will be served.

Collaborations led by Director of Creative Writing
Tina Chang and Professor Christopher Swift.

All events are hosted by the Binghamton Creative Writing Program, in collaboration with Department of Art & Design & The BU Art Museum. Sponsored by the TAE Seed Grant.

claire & amir

Distinguished Writers Series
A Reading & Conversation with Angie Cruz


Wednesday, March 20 at 6:00pm|Binghamton University Art Museum

Angie Cruz is a novelist and editor whose most recent novel is How Not To Drown in A Glass of Water (2022). It was shortlisted by The Aspen Words Literary Prize, winner of the Gold Medal, Latino Book Award/The Isabel Allende Most Inspirational Book Award, longlisted for the Joyce Carol Oates Literary Prize and chosen for The New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2022 and The Washington Post 50 Notable Works of Fiction. Her novel Dominicana was the inaugural book pick for GMA book club and shortlisted for The Women’s Prize, longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction, a RUSA Notable book and the winner of the ALA/YALSA Alex Award in fiction. It was also named most anticipated/ best book in 2019 by Time, Newsweek, People, Oprah Magazine, the Washington Post, the New York Times, and Esquire. Cruz is also the author of two other novels, Soledad and Let It Rain Coffee.

Registration is required.


A Reading with Poet Lindsay Bernal

Friday, April 5th at 6pm | Science Building 1 room #149

Lindsay Bernal is the author of What It Doesn't Have to Do With (University of Georgia Press, 2018), winner of the National Poetry Series. Poems from her second, in-progress manuscript have appeared in Action, Spectacle, the Georgia Review, Full Bleed, New England Review, Oversound, Poem-a-Day, and other journals. She coordinates the MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of Maryland, where she also co-directs the Writers Here & Now reading series and teaches in the undergraduate program.


Coffee & Conversation with Creative Writing professor Claire Luchette

Wednesday, April 10th | 11am-12pm | CEMERS Conf. Room LN 1128

The topic for this C&C is personal statements. Personal statements can be tricky, but they need not be intimidating! In this informal discussion, we'll look at examples of successful statements. We'll also go over dos and don'ts, as well as ways to make your statements shine.


Common Ground Reading

Wednesday, April 17th at 6pm | Jay S. & Jeanne Benet Alumni Lounge

Join the Common Ground reading series and experience live readings from undergraduate & graduate writers.

This installment is a dissertation focused reading for graduating creative writing students.


Word of Mouth 

Thursday, April 25th 5pm |Binghamton Art Museum

In this third annual collaboration between the Binghamton University Music Department and Creative Writing Program, composers, writers and performers create genre-defying compositions that celebrate poetry, music and the singing voice. The performance will coincide with the Binghamton University Art Museum's exhibition, Painted Exchanges: Artists and Printmakers.


 SOAR Showcase Event

Friday, May 3rd at 6-8pm |John Arthur Café

School of Arts First Annual Showcase.

A night of cinema, poetry, and music hosted by Director of Creative Writing Tina Chang and Professor Joe Weil.


Creative Writing press and event inquiries can be directed to Suzanne Richardson, Assistant to the Director of Creative Writing: