Distinguished Visiting Writers Series

 

The series brings distinguished writers to the Ithaca College campus to offer a public reading and participate in the DVW Writer's Workshop/Master Class. The workshop offers advanced classes and allows IC students a unique opportunity to learn from some of America's foremost writers.

 

Spring 2015: Janisse Ray, Li-Young Lee, and Julia Glass
 

Nonfiction Writer JANISSE RAY
Public Reading
Thursday, February 19th
Klingenstein Lounge, Campus Center
7:30 PM

Janisse Ray is a naturalist, environmental activist, and author of five books of literary nonfiction and a collection of nature poetry. Her first book, Ecology of a Cracker Childhood, which interweaves family history, memoir, and natural history, won the American Book Award in 2000. Her most recent book is The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food. She holds an MFA from the University of Montana and has been a visiting professor and scholar at a number of universities, most recently at the University of Montana as the William Kittredge Distinguished Visiting Writer. She lives in Georgia.
 

Poet LI-YOUNG LEE
Public Reading
Wednesday, March 18th
Klingenstein Lounge, Campus Center
7:30 PM

Li-Young Lee is the author of four critically acclaimed books of poetry, his most recent being Behind My Eyes, and the memoir The Winged Seed: A Remembrance, which received the American Book Award. Lee’s honors include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Lannan Foundation, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Born to Chinese parents in Jakarta, Indonesia, Lee learned early about the loss and exile that would haunt his poems. His great grandfather was China’s first republican President; his father was physician to Communist leader Mao Tse-Tung who fled the country and spent time as a political prisoner before settling in the United States in 1964. Lee now lives in Chicago.
 

Fiction Writer JULIA GLASS
Public Reading
Tuesday, April 7th
Clark Lounge, Campus Center
7:30 PM

Julia Glass is the author of the novels And the Dark Sacred Night, The Widower’s Tale, The Whole World Over, and Three Junes (for which she won the 2002 National Book Award), as well as the Kindle Single “Chairs in the Rafters.” I See You Everywhere, a collection of linked stories, won the 2009 Binghamton University John Gardner Fiction Book Award. She has also won fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Her essays have been published in numerous periodicals, most recently in the Washington Post and Condé Nast Traveler, and in anthologies as diverse as Bound to Last: 30 Writers on Their Most Cherished Book and Labor Day: True Birth Stories by Today’s Best Women Writers. She lives in Massachusetts.

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