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 2018

Essayist ANDER MONSON
PUBLIC READING
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2018 at 5:30 PM
CLARK LOUNGE, CAMPUS CENTER

Ander Monson, the director of the University of Arizona's MFA program, has published six books of nonfiction, fiction, and poetry, with two others forthcoming. A finalist for awards from the National Book Critics Circle and the New York Public Library, Monson has won the Graywolf Prize in Nonfiction, the Annie Dillard prize in Creative Nonfiction, the World’s Best Short-Short Story Contest, and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, Christopher Isherwood Foundation, and Howard Foundation. He is the editor and publisher of the journal DIAGRAM and the New Michigan Press, and the founder of the website Essay Daily.

Poet DORIANNE LAUX
PUBLIC READING
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2018 at 5:30 PM
CLARK LOUNGE, CAMPUS CENTER

Dorianne Laux is the author of five poetry collections —The Book of Men, The Book of Women, Facts About the Moon, Awake, and What We Carry — which have been awarded The Paterson Prize and the Oregon Book Award and been finalists for the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize and the National Book Critic's Circle Award. Also the co-author of the The Poet's Companion: A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry, Laux teaches poetry at North Carolina State University and is a founding faculty member of Pacific University's Low Residency MFA Program.

Short Story Writer AMY HEMPEL
PUBLIC READING
MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2018 at 6 PM
CLARK LOUNGE, CAMPUS CENTER

Amy Hempel is the acclaimed author of four story collections and The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel. An inductee to the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Hempel is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; a Guggenheim Fellow; and the recipient of the Hobson Award, a USA Fellowship grant, the Rea Award for the Short Story, the PEN/Malamud Award for Short Fiction, and the John William Corrington Award for Literary Excellence from Centenary College.

Ander Monson
Ander Monson

Essayist Ander Monson will give a public reading on Tuesday, September 18 at 5:30 pm in Clark Lounge, Campus Center

Dorianne Laux
Dorianne Laux, photo by John Campbell

Poet Dorianne Laux will give a public reading on October 4 at 5:30 pm in Clark Lounge, Campus Center

Amy Hempel
Amy Hempel, photo by Vicky Topaz

Short Story writer Amy Hempel give a public reading on October 22 at 6 pm in Clark Lounge, Campus Center