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.
 

Spring 2018

Poet ROGER REEVES
PUBLIC READING
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2018 at 5:30 PM
CLARK LOUNGE, CAMPUS CENTER

Roger Reeves’s first poetry collection King Me (Copper Canyon Press) won the Larry Levis Reading Prize from Virginia Commonwealth University, the Zacharis Prize from Ploughshares, and the PEN/Oakland Josephine Miles Literary Award. He is the recipient of a 2015 Whiting Award, a Pushcart Prize, a Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University, a 2013 NEA Fellowship, and a Ruth Lilly Fellowship by the Poetry Foundation in 2008. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas-Austin, where he now teaches graduate workshops and seminars in poetry, poetics, and literature.

Fiction Writer AYANA MATHIS
PUBLIC READING
THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2018 at 6:00 PM
HANDWERKER GALLERY

Ayana Mathis is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and a recipient of the 2014-15 New York Public Library's Cullman Center Fellowship. Her first novel The Twelve Tribes of Hattie (Vintage) was a New York Times Bestseller, a 2013 New York Times Notable Book of the Year , an NPR Best Books of 2013 and was chosen by Oprah Winfrey as the second selection for Oprah's Book Club 2.0. She teaches fiction at the Iowa Writers' Workshop.

Essayist ELENA PASSARELLO
PUBLIC READING
TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2018 at 5:30 PM
CLARK LOUNGE, CAMPUS CENTER

Elena Passarello’s essay collections include Let Me Clear My Throat (Sarabande) and Animals Strike Curious Poses (Sarabande). She is the recipient of the Independent Publishers’ gold medal for nonfiction and the 2015 Whiting Award in nonfiction, as well as a finalist for the Oregon Book Award. The nonfiction editor at Iron Horse Review and co-editor of the “In Place” nonfiction series at West Virginia University Press, she teaches literary nonfiction at Oregon State University.

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