2018 SPRING SEMESTER
CENTER FOR WRITERS EVENTS
Events are free and open to all.
Monday, February 5, 1:30-3pm in LN 2200 (Dean's Conference Room) A Writing Life: Conversations with Writer/Editors with GINNY LOWE CONNORS of Grayson Books, publishers of poetry anthologies, collections, and chapbooks. An informal Q & A on publishing, craft, and the writing life that is open to all.
Tuesday, February 6, 8 pm in FA 258 A Readers' Series Event with BU alums SILAS DENT ZOBAL and NICOLE SANTALUCIA. Dent Zobal is the author of the collection of short stories, The Inconvenience of the Wings and the novel, People of the Broken Neck. He has been awarded a NEA fiction fellowship, won the Glimmer Train Fiction Open, and been a scholar at the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. He teaches for the Writers Institute at Susquehanna University. Santalucia the author of the chapbook, Driving Yourself to Jail (winner of the Ruby Irene Prize) and the full-length collection, Because I Did Not Die. She founded The Binghamton Poetry Project in 2011. Currently, she teaches English and Creative Writing at Shippensburg University.
Tuesday, February 27, 8 pm in FA 258 A Readers' Series Event with HELEN PHILLIPS, winner of the John Gardner Fiction Book Award, for the short story collection Some Possible Solutions. Her novel The Beautiful Bureaucrat was a NY Times Notable Book and a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize. Helen has received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer's Award, the Italo Calvino Prize in Fabulist Fiction, The Iowa Review Nonfiction Award, the DIAGRAM Innovative Fiction Award, and a Ucross Foundation residency. Her work has been featured on Selected Shorts, at the Brooklyn Museum, and in the Atlantic, the New York Times, and Tin House, among others.
Tuesday, March 13, 8 pm in FA 258 A Readers' Series Event with PATRICIA COLLEEN MURPHY, winner of the Milt Kessler Poetry Book Award for Hemming Flames, which was published as the winner of the 2016 May Swenson Poetry Award judged by Stephen Dunn. Her poems have been published widely in journals such as The Massachusetts Review, Black Warrior Review, Third Coast, American Poetry Review, Hayden's Ferry Review, Green Mountains Review, and The Iowa Review.
Tuesday, March 27, 8 pm in FA 258 A Readers' Series Event with JACK DRISCOLL, author of more than a dozen books, including novels, short fiction, and poetry, most recently THE GOAT FISH AND THE LOVER'S KNOT. His work has been recognized by the AWP Short Fiction Award, B&N Discover Great New Writers , the PEN/Algren Fiction Award, Pushcart Editors' Book Award, Pushcart Prizes, PEN Syndicated Fiction Awards, and Best American Short Story citations. He currently teaches in Pacific University's acclaimed low-residency MFA program in Oregon.
Monday, April 16, 1:30-3pm in LN 2200 (Dean's Conference Room) A Writing Life: Conversations with Writer/Editors with RICHARD KRAWIEC of Jacar Press, publishers of full-length collections, chapbooks, anthologies, and limited edition collectible book art. In addition to books, they publish an online magazine and offer online writing workshops. The press believes a writer's job is to witness the world, and to share that witness. An informal Q & A on publishing, craft, and the writing life that is open to all.
Tuesday, April 17, 8 pm in FA 258 A Readers' Series Event with QUINCY TROUPE, award-winning author of ten books of poetry (including Transcircularities: New and Selected Poems, which won the 2003 Milt Kessler Poetry Award and was selected by Publishers Weekly as one of the ten best books of poetry in 2002), three children's books, and six works of nonfiction, most recently Earl the Pearl: My Story, a memoir of NY Knicks basketball star, Earl Monroe. In 2010 Troupe received the American Book Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement. Among Troupe's best-selling works are Miles: The Autobiography of Miles Davis and his memoir, Miles & Me soon to become a major motion picture.