Current Schedule




Spring 2018



January 24, 2018

Elizabeth Poliner

Elizabeth Poliner is the author of As Close to Us as Breathing, a novel; Mutual Life & Casualty, a novel-in-stories; What You Know in Your Hands, a poetry collection; and Sudden Fog, a poetry chapbook. Her short fiction and poetry have appeared widely in literary journals including Kenyon ReviewThe Southern ReviewMichigan Quarterly Review, and Colorado Review. She is a recipient of seven individual artist grants from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, fiction fellowships to the Wesleyan and Sewanee writers’ conferences, and artist residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, the Wurlitzer Foundation, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She teaches creative writing in the MFA and undergraduate programs at Hollins University where she is an associate professor.









April 11, 2018

Natalie Shapero

Natalie Shapero is the Professor of the Practice of Poetry at Tufts University and an editor at large of the Kenyon Review. Her poetry collections are Hard Child (Copper Canyon, 2017) and No Object (Saturnalia, 2013). Natalie's writing has appeared in The Nation, The New Republic, The New Yorker, Poetry, The Progressive, and elsewhere. Her awards include a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a Ruth Lilly Fellowship, a Kenyon Review Fellowship, and a Great Lakes College Association New Writers Award.


LAB 108 at 7:30pm












April 20, 2018

Nick White

A native of Mississippi, Nick White is the author of the novel How to Survive a Summer (Blue Rider, 2017). He is an Assistant Professor of English at The Ohio State University. His short stories, poems, and essays have appeared in a variety of places, including Kenyon ReviewGuernicaThe Hopkins Review, Indiana ReviewLit Hub, and elsewhere. His short story collection, Sweet & Low, is forthcoming in 2018.


LAB 108 at 6:00pm