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Kelly Writers Series

The Kelly Writers Series brings world-renowned poets, playwrights, and authors of fiction and nonfiction for readings and discussion to DePauw's campus. All events are free and open to the public. Fall 2019 readings include:

Tayari Jones

September 11 | 11:30 A.m.
Daseke room, Hoover dining hall

 Tayari Jones is the New York Times best-selling author of four novels. Her most recent novel, An American Marriage, was awarded the Aspen Words Prize and an NAACP Image Award. It was also an Oprah’s Book Club Selection and appeared on Barack Obama’s summer reading list.  The novel was awarded the Aspen Words Prize and an NAACP Image Award. She is a Professor of Creative Writing at Emory.


Eugene Gloria

September 18 | 7:30 p.m.
Peeler Art Center, Auditorium

 Eugene Gloria is the author of four books of poems —Sightseer in This Killing City (Penguin, 2019), My Favorite Warlord (Penguin, 2012) Hoodlum Birds (Penguin, 2006) andDrivers at the Short-Time Motel (Penguin, 2000). He is the recipient of a Poetry Society of America award, a Pushcart Prize, and a 2013 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. He teaches creative writing and English literature at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana.


Terese Mailhot

october 2 | 7:30 p.m.
Peeler Art Center, Auditorium

 Terese Marie Mailhot is the New York Times bestselling author of Heart Berries: A Memoir. Her book tells the story of a young woman coming of age on the Seabird Island Band in the Pacific Northwest. It was an NPR Best Book of the Year and was listed as one ofHarper's Bazaar's Best Books of 2018. She teaches creative writing at Purdue University.


Mia Alvar

November 6 | 7:30 p.m.
Peeler Art Center, Auditorium

 Mia Alvar’s collection of short stories, In the Country, won the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction, the University of Rochester’s Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize, and the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award. Her work has appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The Missouri Review, and elsewhere. She lives in Los Angeles, California.


Marcelo Hernandez Castillo

November 20 | 7:30 p.m.
peeler Art center, Auditorium

Marcelo Hernandez Castillo is the author of Cenzontle. Castillo’s book was awarded Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writer Award for poetry and was listed among one of NPR's top picks of 2018. His chapbook, DULCE, was the Drinking Gourd Poetry Prize published by Northwestern University Press. He teaches at the Ashland Low-Res MFA Program.

 

Department of English

Kelly Writers Series is hosted by the Department of English. Visit our webpage for more information.

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