The Binghamton Center for Writers


Events are free and open to all.


  • Monday, February 11, 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. LN 2200  A Writing Life: Conversations with Writer/Editors with Peter Krok of the Schuykill Valley Journal, an online journal featuring poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, art, and features. The Writing Life series features an informal Q & A on publishing, craft and the writing life. 
  • Tuesday, February 19, 8 p.m. in FA 258. A Readers' Series Event with Raena Shirali, winner of the BU Milt Kessler Poetry Book Award for her collection, Gilt.  Shirali's honors include a Pushcart Prize, the Philip Roth Residency at Bucknell University's Stadler Center for Poetry, and poetry prizes from Boston Review, Gulf Coast, and Cosmonauts Avenue. She has performed at such venues as: the 92Y Unterberg Poetry Center in NYC, Boston Poetry Slam at the Cantab, Slam Free or Die, College of Charleston, & many more.

  • Wednesday, February 20, 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. LN 2200 A Writing Life: Conversations with Writer/Editors with with KMA Sullivan of YesYes Books, publishers of provocative collections of poetry, fiction, and experimental art since 2011. "We look for work that acknowledges and celebrates our passionate, complex, and boundless natures." The Writing Life series features an informal Q & A on publishing, craft and the writing life.

  • Tuesday, February 26, 8 p.m. in FA 258. A Readers' Series Event with BU alums Greg Ames & Dante DiStefano. Ames is the author of Buffalo Lockjaw, a novel that won the NAIBA Book of the Year Award, and Funeral Platter, a collection of short stories. His work has appeared in Best American Nonrequired Reading, Southern Review, McSweeney's, North American Review, Catapult, and The Sun, among others. Di Stefano is the author of two poetry collections: Love Is a Stone Endlessly in Flight and Ill Angels (forthcoming 2019). He is the poetry editor for the Dialogist. Along with MarĂ­a Isabel Alvarez, he is the co-editor of the anthology, Misrepresented People: Poetic Responses to Trump's America '2018).


  • Tuesday, March 5, 8 p.m. in FA 258. A Readers' Series Event with Molly Peacock.  Peacock is is a BU alum and the author of 7 books of poetry, most recently The Analyst. Her prose works include the story collection Alphabetique, the biography Paper Garden: Mrs. Delany Begins Her Life's Work at 72, the guide How to Read a Poem & Start a Poetry Circle, and the memoir Paradise, Piece by Piece. She has read her poetry at the Library of Congress, the Unterberg Poetry Center of the 92nd Street Y (New York City), and Harbourfront Centre (Toronto), as well as at numerous colleges, universities, and libraries in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom.

  • Tuesday, March 12, 8 p.m. in FA 258. A Readers' Series Event with Elizabeth Crane. Crane is the author of four collections of short stories, Turf, When the Messenger is Hot, All This Heavenly Glory, and You Must Be This Happy to Enter as well as two novels, We Only Know So Much and The History of Great Things. Her stories have been featured on NPR's Selected Shorts, and her work has been adapted for both stage and film.


  • Tuesday, April 9, 8 p.m. in FA 258. A Readers' Series Event with Angela Jackson. winner of the BU John Gardner Fiction Book Award for Roads Where There Are No Road.  Poet, playwright, and novelist, Jackson's collections of poetry include the National Book Award-nominated And All These Roads Be
    Luminous. Her novel Where I Must Go won the American Book Award in 2009.

Questions email or call (607) 777-2713.

Directions to FA 258:  The campus map is located here . The main entrance to the campus on Glen Bartle Drive is located at the top of the map. At the traffic circle, take the exit that keeps you on Glen Bartle Drive. Your first right after that will put you at the Parking Garage. Park on the upper level in the corner nearest to Fine Arts (FA). There will be steps up to an unpromising looking small back door to the building there. The directions from there are complicated but it will be well-marked with posters for the event. Stairs are involved. If you prefer to avoid stairs, the alternate route is to take the first right off of the traffic circle (West Drive) and follow West Drive around to the parking lot across the street from the library (LS). Part of that building is the Library Tower, the tallest building on campus so that should help to locate it. You will take the walkway across from the lot that goes between the library (LS, LT, LN) and the Lecture Hall (LH) and cut diagonally across in front of the Library Tower, over to Fine Arts (FA). The room is on the same floor and close to that entrance. Posters will also direct you from there.  The events are free but there will be a modest fee for parking.