Binghamton Center for Writers

Creative Writing Events

Fall 2023

claire & amir

New Faculty Reading
Reading and Q&A with Claire Luchette & Amir Ahmadi Arian

Wednesday, September 13 from 6:00-7:30pm |Jay S. and Jeanne Benet Alumni Lounge (in Old O'Connor)

Claire Luchette is the author of the novel Agatha of Little Neon. Their work has appeared in Best American Short Stories, The New York Times, Ploughshares, and VQR

Amir Ahmadi Arian has published short stories and essays in the New York Times, New York Review of Books, Paris Review, London Review of Books, and elsewhere. His first novel in English, Then The Fish Swallowed Him, was published by HarperCollins in 2020. 

Professor of English Alexi Zentner will moderate.

Tina Chang

Coffee & Conversation with Director Tina Chang

Wednesday, October 11 at  11am | LN1128 

Current creative writing MA and PhD students are invited to have a casual conversation with Creative Writing Director, Tina Chang, and new CW faculty member, Claire Luchette.


Distinguished Writers Series
A Reading and Conversation with Victoria Chang

Tuesday, October 17 at 6:00pm|Binghamton University Art Museum

This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Asian and Asian American Studies and the Translation Research and Instruction Program (TRIP).

Victoria Chang’s forthcoming book of poems, With My Back to the World, will be published in 2024 by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in the U.S. and Corsair Books in the U.K. Her most recent book of poetry, The Trees Witness Everything, was published by Copper Canyon Press and Corsair Books in the U.K. in 2022, and was named one of the Best Books of 2022 by the New Yorker and the Guardian, and her nonfiction book, Dear Memory (Milkweed Editions), was published in 2021 and was named a favorite nonfiction book of 2021 by Electric Literature and Kirkus.
Registration is required.

Amir Ahmadi Arian

Writing The Field Exam: The Dilemma of Research

Thursday, October 26 from 1:20pm -2:20pm |LN1128

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 one of a two part talk offered by Professor Arian.

Spring 2024

Angie Cruz

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.


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