The Binghamton Center for Writers

2018 FALL SEMESTER
CENTER FOR WRITERS EVENTS

Events are free and open to all.

SEPTEMBER

  • Friday, September 21, 7 p.m. at the Phelps Mansion Museum, 191 Court St., Binghamton. A Literati Series reading with featured reader Amanda J. Bradley and graduate reader Jen DeGregorio. Bradley is the author of three books of poems: Queen Kong (2017), Oz at Night (2011), and Hints and Allegations (2009). She has published poetry and essays in many journals including Paterson Literary Review, Skidrow Penthouse, Kin Poetry Journal, Rattle, The New York Quarterly, and Poetry Bay. Amanda is a graduate of the MFA program at The New School, and she holds a PhD in English and American Literature from Washington University in St. Louis. She is an Assistant Professor at Keystone College outside of Scranton, Pennsylvania. DeGregorio's poetry and prose has appeared in Apogee online, The Baltimore Review,The Collagist, Muzzle, PANK, The Rumpus, The Smart Set, Third Coast, Spoon River Poetry Review, WSQ (Women's Studies Quarterly), and elsewhere. She has won awards from the Bread Loaf Writers Conference and Hunter College, City University of New York, where she received her MFA. She's taught writing, literature, and arts courses at colleges in New Jersey and New York and is currently a PhD student in English at Binghamton University, where she is a graduate fellow with the Human Rights Institute and an instructor with the Binghamton Poetry Project. The Literati Series is hosted in partnership with The Broome County Arts Council. Further support is provided by The University Research Foundation and the Office of the Dean of Harpur College.Please direct questions to the host, Macaulay Glynn: mglynn2@binghamton.edu

OCTOBER

  • Tuesday, October 9, 8 p.m. in EB 110 A Readers' Series Event with BU professor JAIMEE WRISTON COLBERT,  who will be reading from VANISHING ACTS, her sixth book of fiction which was a finalist for the 2018 American Fiction Prize and the Indie Excellence Award in Literary Fiction. Colbert's other books include WILD THINGS, winner of the CNY 2017 Book Award in Fiction and the 2018 International Book Award in Fiction-Short Stories; SHARK GIRLS, finalist for the USA Book News Best Books of 2010 and ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year; DREAM LIVES OF BUTTERFLIES, winner of the IPPY Gold Medal Award for story collections; CLIMBING THE GOD TREE, winner of the Willa Cather Fiction Prize; and SEX, SALVATION, AND THE AUTOMOBILE, winner of the Zephyr Prize. Her work has appeared in numerous journals, including The Gettysburg Review, New Letters, and Prairie Schooner, and broadcast on "Selected Shorts." 

  • Monday, October 29, 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. LN 2200  A Writing Life: Conversations with Writer/Editors with DeWITT HENRY. Founding editor and active editor and director of Ploughshares Magazine from the founding until 1995, Henry is presently Contributing Editor of Solstice: A Magazine of Diverse Voices, publishers of fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and photography and to The Woven Tale Press: Arts and Literary Journal, a fine arts and literary magazine whose mission is to grow Web traffic to noteworthy writers, photographers and artists, both emerging and established. The Writing Life series features an informal Q & A on publishing, craft and the writing life. 
  • Tuesday, October 30, 8 p.m. in EB 110 A Readers' Series Event with BU professor ALEXI ZENTNER, who will be reading from new work. Zentner is the author of the internationally acclaimed novels, THE LOBSTER KINGS, and TOUCH, and the forthcoming COPPERHEAD. Under the pseudonym Ezekiel Boone, Alexi is the author of the internationally bestselling THE HATCHING series (THE HATCHING, SKITTER, and ZERO DAY) as well as the forthcoming novel, THE MANSION.

Questions email cwpro@binghamton.edu or call (607) 777-2713.