Visiting Writers Series - Current Schedule
A Poetry Reading with Emily Rosko
Wednesday March 4, 2014
EMILY ROSKO is the author of two poetry collections, Prop Rockery, recently awarded the 2011 Akron Poetry Prize, and Raw Goods Inventory, winner of the 2005 Iowa Poetry Prize and the 2007 Glasgow Prize for Emerging Writers from Shenandoah. Additionally, she is the editor of A Broken Thing: Poets on the Line (University of Iowa Press 2011). A former Wallace Stegner Writing Fellow at Stanford University, she also is the past recipient of Poetry magazine’s Ruth Lilly Fellowship and a Jacob K. Javits Fellowship. She joined the Department of English at the College of Charleston in 2010 and serves as poetry editor for Crazyhorse.
A Fiction Reading with Justin Torres
Wednesday March 19, 2014
JUSTIN TORRES is the author of the novel We the Animals (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011). His stories and essays have appeared in Glimmer Train, Granta, the Guardian,Harper’s, the New Yorker, and Tin House and have been featured on NPR. We the Animals was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for outstanding literary work by a debut author, was a finalist for a Publishing Triangle Award, won an Adult Debut Honor Award in the Indies Choice Book Awards, and has been translated into a dozen languages. A graduate of the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where he was the Truman Capote Literary Trust fellow, Torres has also received a Rolón Fellowship in literature from United States Artists and a Wallace Stegner Fellowship to Stanford University’s Creative Writing Program, as well as, most recently, a fellowship from the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study.
We the Animals is also the book selected for Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society and the Department of English’s “The Not-So-Big Book Read” taking place on Tuesday, October 1, from 6 – 7:30 p.m. in LAB 202. All faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates are invited to this, and you can contact Luis Iglesias with any questions.
A Poetry Reading with Alex Lemon
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
ALEX LEMON is the author of Happy: A Memoir and four poetry collections: Mosquito, Hallelujah Blackout, Fancy Beasts and The Wish Book. An essay collection is forthcoming from Milkweed Editions. His writing has appeared in Esquire, American Poetry Review, The Huffington Post, Ploughshares, Best American Poetry, Tin House, Kenyon Review, AGNI, New England Review, The Southern Review and jubilat, among others. Among his awards are a 2005 Fellowship in Poetry from the NEA and a 2006 Minnesota Arts Board Grant. He is an editor-at-large for Saturnalia Books, the poetry editor of descant and frequently writes book reviews for the Dallas Morning News. He lives in Ft. Worth, Texas, and teaches at TCU.