2014-2015 Reading Series

Fiction Reading:E.J. Levy
E.J. Levy

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
5:30 p.m.
Wendell Will Room

E.J. Levy’s writing has been featured in Best American Essays, Paris Review, and The New York Times, among other places, and received a Pushcart Prize. Her debut story collection, Love, In Theory, won the 2012 Flannery O’Connor Award, a 2012 ForeWord Book of the Year Award, and a 2014 Great Lakes Colleges Association’s New Writers Award; a French edition is forthcoming. Her anthology, Tasting Life Twice: Literary Lesbian Fiction by New American Writers, won a Lambda Literary Award. She holds a degree in History from Yale and teaches in the MFA Program at Colorado State University; she lives with her partner and their baby in Loveland.

A reception and book signing will immediately follow the reading.

This event is free and open to the public, and sponsored by the English Department and the Stockwell-Mudd Library. For more information, please contact the English Department at 517-629-0232.


Fiction Reading:Monica McFawn
Monica McFawn

Thursday, February 5, 2015
5:00 p.m.
Wendell Will Room

Monica McFawn lives in Michigan and teaches writing at Grand Valley State University. Her fiction has appeared in the Georgia Review, Gettysburg Review, Web Conjunctions, Missouri Review, and others. Her collection of short stories, Bright Shards of Someplace Else, won the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction. She is also the author of a hybrid chapbook, A Catalogue of Rare Movements, and her plays and screenplays have had readings in Chicago and New York.

A reception and book signing will immediately follow the reading.

This event is free and open to the public, and sponsored by the English Department and the Stockwell-Mudd Library. For more information, please contact the English Department at 517-629-0232.


Creative Nonfiction Reading: Joe Wilkins
Joe Wilkins

Monday, October 20, 2014
5:00 p.m.
Bobbitt Auditorium

Joe Wilkins is the author of the memoir The Mountain and the Fathers (2012), a 2012 Montana Book Award Honor book and winner of the 2014 GLCA New Writers award. He is also the author of two poetry collections, Killing the Murnion Dogs (2011) and Notes from the Journey Westward (2012), winner of the White Pine Press Poetry Prize and the High Plains Book Award. His work has appeared in many magazines and journals, including The Georgia Review, The Southern Review, The Missouri Review, and Slate, and has also been anthologized in Best American Magazine Writing, Writing Today, New Poets of the American West, The Southern Poetry Anthology, and Best New Poets 2006. The recipient of the Richard J. Margolis Award of Blue Mountain Center and the winner of the Boyden Wilderness Writing Residency from PEN Northwest, Wilkins was born and raised in eastern Montana. He earned his MFA in creative writing from the University of Idaho, and he currently teaches at Linfield College.

A reception and book signing will immediately follow the reading.

This event is free and open to the public, and sponsored by the English Department and the Stockwell-Mudd Library. For more information, please contact the English Department at 517-629-0232.