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Visiting Writers - Spring 2009

 

Fiction Writer
Charles D'Ambrosio

reading
Thursday, February 19
7:30 PM
Peeler Auditorium

Charles D'Ambrosio is one of our most widely respected writers of modern American fiction, and is the author of two collections of stories, "The Point" and "The Dead Fish Museum", as well as a collection of non-fiction, "Orphans". His work has been featured regularly in The New Yorker, as well as publications like The Paris Review and Zoetrope: All-Story. He is the recipient of the Paris Review's Agha Kahn Prize, a Whiting Writers' Award, an award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and most recently, the USA Artist's Foundation Grant. His stories have been selected for editions of the annual O.Henry Awards and the Best American Short Stories, and "The Dead Fish Museum" was a finalist for the Pen/Faulkner Award.

 

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Poet
KIMIKO Hahn

reading
Wednesday, March 4
7:30 PM
Peeler Auditorium

KIMIKO Hahn is the author of seven collections of poetry, including The Narrow Road to the Interior (W.W. Norton, 2006); The Artist's Daughter (2002); Mosquito and Ant (1999); Volatile (1998); and The Unbearable Heart (1995), which received an American Book Award. Hahn is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts, as well as a Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Writers' Award, the Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Prize, and an Association of Asian American Studies Literature Award. She is a Distinguished Professor in the English department at Queens College/CUNY and lives in New York.

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GLCA Award Winner for nonfiction
Ander Monson

Wednesday, April 15
7:30 PM
Peeler Auditorium

Ander Monson won The Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize for Neck Deep and Other Predicaments, a collection of essays that uses  forms such as the index, the Harvard Outline, and the mathematical proof, to explore subjects from the history of mining in northern Michigan to his experiences at Cranbrook boarding school near Detroit.  Robert  Polito writes, “For Monson the essay is something like a schematics for our fiercest longings and most ecstatic inventions.”  Monson is also the author of the novel Other Electricities and the poetry collection Vacationland.  He lives in Michigan and edits the magazine.

 

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Fiction and Creative Nonfiction Writer
Greg Schwipps

reading from his new novel
Wednesday, April 29
7:30 PM
Walden Inn, Social Center A


Greg Schwipps has taught creative writing at DePauw for eleven years and his creative nonfiction has appeared in outdoor magazines like In-Fisherman. His debut novel, What This River Keeps, will be published May 1, 2009 by Ghost Road Press.