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 2019

Poet BRUCE WEIGL

PUBLIC READING
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2019 at 6 PM
HANDWERKER GALLERY

A veteran of the Vietnam War, Bruce Weigl has published more than a dozen poetry collections — among them The Abundance of Nothing, The Unraveling Strangeness, Sweet Lorain, and Song of Napalm — in addition to the memoir The Circle of Hanh. Twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry, Weigl has received the Robert Creeley Award, the Lannan Literary Award for Poetry, the Paterson Poetry Prize, and the Poet’s Prize from the Academy of American Poets, among other distinctions.

Essayist DAVID LAZAR

PUBLIC READING
THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2019 at 6 PM
HANDWERKER GALLERY

David Lazar is the author of three essay collections — I’ll Be Your Mirror, Occasional Desire, and The Body of Brooklyn — and the prose poetry collection Powder Town. The editor of several anthologies on the essay — among them Truth in Nonfictionand After Montaigne — he also is the founding editor of the literary magazine Hotel Amerika. Lazar teaches in the undergraduate and M.F.A. programs in Nonfiction Writing at Columbia College Chicago.

Nonfiction and Fiction Writer LESLIE JAMISON

PUBLIC READING
THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2019 at 6 PM
HANDWERKER GALLERY

Leslie Jamison is the best-selling author of the novel The Gin Closet, the essay collection The Empathy Exams, and The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath, which blends memoir, cultural history, literary criticism, and reportage. She currently is an assistant professor at the Columbia University School of the Arts MFA program, where she directs the nonfiction concentration.

Bruce Weigl
Bruce Weigl

Poet Bruce Weigl will give a public reading on Tuesday, February 12 at 6 pm in Handwerker Gallery

Dorianne Laux
David Lazar

Essayist David Lazar will give a public reading on April 4 at 6 pm in Handwerker Gallery

Leslie Jamison
Leslie Jamison

Nonfiction and fiction writer Leslie Jamison will give a public reading on April 11 at 6 pm in Handwerker Gallery