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
Poet BRUCE WEIGL
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2019 at 6 PM
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
THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2019 at 6 PM
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
THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2019 at 6 PM
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.