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Visiting Writers Series--Fall 2014

 

Poet Nathalie Anderson

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

7:30 pm

Peeler Auditorium

Nathalie Anderson has authored three books: Following Fred Astaire, which won the 1998 Washington Prize from The Word Works; Crawlers, which won the 2005 McGovern Prize from Ashland Poetry Press; and Quiver, published in 2011 by Penstroke Press.  She has authored libretti for three operas – The Black Swan; Sukey in the Dark; and an operatic version of Arthur Conan Doyle’s A Scandal in Bohemia – all in collaboration with the composer Thomas Whitman and Orchestra 2001 in Philadelphia.  A 1993 Pew Fellow, she serves currently as Poet in Residence at the Rosenbach Museum and Library, and she teaches at Swarthmore College, where she is a Professor in the Department of English Literature and directs the Program in Creative Writing.

This event is free and open to the public.

 

Fiction Writer
E. J. Levy

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

7:30 pm

Peeler Auditorium

E.J. Levy’s writing has been featured in Best American Essays, The New York Times, and the Paris Review, among other publications, and has received a Pushcart Prize. Her debut story collection, Love, In Theory, won the 2012 Flannery O’Connor Award and the 2014 Great Lakes Colleges Association’s New Writers Award (previously awarded to Alice Munro and Louise Erdrich for first books); a French edition is forthcoming from Editions Rivages. Her anthology, Tasting Life Twice: Literary Lesbian Fiction by New American Writers, won a Lambda Literary Award. A graduate of Yale, she earned an MFA from Ohio State University, where she held a Presidential Fellowship; she teaches in the MFA Program at Colorado State University.

This event is free and open to the public.

 

Novelist and Nonfiction
Writer Jess Walter

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

7:30 pm

Peeler Auditorium

A former National Book Award finalist and winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award, Jess Walter is the author of six novels and one nonfiction book. His work has been translated into 28 languages, and his essays, short fiction, criticism and journalism have been widely published, in Best American Short Stories, Best American Nonrequired Reading, Harper's, Esquire, McSweeney's, Byliner, Playboy, ESPN the Magazine, Details and many others.

His books:
--WE LIVE IN WATER, Stories (2013), Long-listed for The Story Prize and the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award.
--BEAUTIFUL RUINS (2012), a New York Times bestseller, New York Times Notable Book of 2012, Esquire's Book of the Year and NPR Fresh Air's Novel of the Year.
--THE FINANCIAL LIVES OF THE POETS, (2009), Time Magazine's #2 novel of the year.
--THE ZERO (2006), finalist for the 2006 National Book Award, the 2007 PEN Center Literary Award and the 2007 LA Times Book Prize and winner of the 2007 Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award.
--CITIZEN VINCE (2005), winner of the 2005 Edgar Allan Poe Award for best novel.
--LAND OF THE BLIND (2003)
--OVER TUMBLED GRAVES (2001), a New York Times notable book
--EVERY KNEE SHALL BOW (1995) (rereleased as RUBY RIDGE), a finalist for the PEN USA literary nonfiction award in 1996.

Walter lives with his wife Anne and children, Brooklyn, Ava and Alec in his childhood home of Spokane, Washington.

This event is free and open to the public.

 

Wednesday, December 3, 2014, Faculty Reading, 7:30 pm in Peeler Auditorium

Come hear the English Department faculty read from their latest works in this annual Kelly Writers Series event. 

This event is free and open to the public.