Show More


Visiting Writers Series--Spring 2015

Please note a special event to start the semester! On February 3, 2015, at 4:15 pm in Watson Forum, Rick Bass, this semester's Mary Rogers Field Distinguished University Professor of Creative Writing, will present a craft talk. This event is free and open to the public--as are all KWS events. For more information about Rick Bass, please see below.

Fiction Writer
Mary Gaitskill

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

7:30 pm

Peeler Auditorium

Mary Gaitskill is the author of the novels Two Girls, Fat and Thin and Veronica, as well as the story collections Bad Behavior, Because They Wanted To, and Don't Cry.  Her story “Secretary” was the basis for the critically acclaimed feature film of the same name.  Her stories and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s, Granta, Best American Short Stories and The O. Henry Prize Stories.  In 2002 she was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for fiction. Her novel Veronica was nominated for the National Book Award, the National Critic’s Circle Award, and the L.A. Times Book Award.  She teaches creative writing at New York University.

Co-sponsored by the Public Occasions Committee.

This event is free and open to the public.

 

Poet
Natalie Shapero

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

7:30 pm

Peeler Auditorium

Natalie Shapero, this year’s GLCA New Writers Award for poetry, earned a BA in Writing Seminars from the Johns Hopkins University, an MFA in Poetry from the Ohio State University, and a JD from the University of Chicago. In 2012, Shapero served as the Steven Gey Fellow with Americans United for Separation of Church and State. She is the author of the poetry collection No Object (Saturnalia, 2013), and her writing has appeared in The BelieverThe New Republic, PoetryThe Progressive, and elsewhere. Shapero lives in Gambier, Ohio and  teaches at Kenyon College, where she is a Kenyon Review fellow.

This event is free and open to the public.

Fiction and Non-fiction Writer
Rick Bass

 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

7:30 pm

Peeler Auditorium

Rick Bass’ fiction has received O. Henry Awards, numerous Pushcart Prizes, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. He has had numerous essays and stories anthologized in Best American Short Stories, Best American Travel Writing, and Best American Science Writing. His memoir The Wild Marsh: Four Seasons At Home in Montana has been excerpted in O, The Oprah Magazine. Bass’ collection of short fiction, The Hermit’s Story, was named a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year, and The Lives of Rocks, was a finalist for the prestigious Story Prize and named Best Book of the Year by The Rocky Mountain News. His most recent book of nonfiction, Why I Came West, was a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award.

Rick Bass is the Mary Rogers Field Distinguished University Professor Of Creative Writing.

The event is free and open to the public.