Distinguished Visiting Writers Series

 

The series brings distinguished writers to the Ithaca College campus to offer a public reading and participate in the Visiting Writers' Workshop, an advanced class that allows IC students a unique opportunity to learn from some of America's foremost writers.

 

Fall 2016: Ada Limón, Kiese Laymon, and Dana Spiotta


Poet ADA LIMÓN
PUBLIC READING
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19th
CLARK LOUNGE, CAMPUS CENTER
7:30 PM

Ada Limón is the author of four books of poetry, including Bright Dead Things (Milkweed Editions), which was named a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award in Poetry, a finalist for the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award, and one of the Top Ten Poetry Books of the Year by The New York Times. Her other books include Lucky Wreck, This Big Fake World, and Sharks in the Rivers. She serves on the faculty of Queens University of Charlotte Low Residency MFA program and the 24Pearl Street online program for the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center. She also works as a freelance writer, splitting her time between Lexington, Kentucky and Sonoma, California.
 

Nonfiction Writer KIESE LAYMON
PUBLIC READING
MONDAY, OCTOBER 10th
KLINGENSTEIN LOUNGE, CAMPUS CENTER
7:30 PM

Kiese Laymon is the author of the novel Long Division and the collection of essays How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America, both published by Agate in 2013. Born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi, Laymon graduated from Oberlin College and earned an MFA from Indiana University. His essays, stories, and reviews have appeared in numerous publications including Esquire, Colorlines, NPR, The Los Angeles Times, Oxford American, Guernica, and three editions of The Best American Essays. The Grisham Writer in Residence at the University of Mississippi for 2015–2016, he is currently an Associate Professor of English at Vassar College and a columnist at The Guardian. He has two books forthcoming from Scribner in 2017: a memoir, Heavy; and a novel, And So On.


Fiction Writer DANA SPIOTTA
PUBLIC READING
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28th
CLARK LOUNGE, CAMPUS CENTER
7:30 PM

Dana Spiotta is the author of four novels: Innocents and Others (Scribner, 2016); Stone Arabia, which was a National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist in fiction; Eat the Document, which was a finalist for the National Book Award and a recipient of the Rosenthal Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters; and Lightning Field. Spiotta was a Guggenheim Fellow, a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow, and the winner of the 2008–9 Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome. She teaches in the Syracuse University MFA program.

 

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