The Binghamton Center for Writers


Events are free and open to all.


  • Tuesday, March 13, 8 p.m. 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 p.m. 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, 1:30-3 p.m. 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 p.m. 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.

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