2007-2008 Reading Series

HopleRPhotoJay Hopler
Poetry Reading

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Wendell Will Room (inside the
Stockwell-Mudd Library)
5:10 p.m.

Jay Hopler, this year's GLCA New Writer for Poetry award winner, is the author of Green Squall, which was chosen by poet Louise Glück for the 2005 Yale Series of Younger Poets Competition. His poems have appeared in various literary journals, including Boulevard, Colorado Review, The Iowa Review, The New Yorker, and Ploughshares. He holds degrees from the John Hopkins Writing Seminars and the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Hopler was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and presently lives and teaches at the University of South Florida.

A reception and book-signing will immediately follow the reading.

Co-sponsored by the English Department and Stockwell-Mudd Library.

 


 

tonywaterupTony D'Souza
Fiction Reading

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

I-House Auditorium
5:10 p.m.

Tony D'Souza, this year's GLCA New Writer for Fiction award winner, is the author of Whiteman (Harcourt), which received the Sue Kaufman Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He has contributed to The New Yorker, Playboy, Salon, Esquire, Outside, The O.Henry Awards, Best American Fantasy, McSweeney's, Tin House, and elsewhere; he has also appeared on Dateline, The Today Show, the BBC, NPR, and other venues. The Konkans, his second novel, is now available.

D'Souza was born and raised in Chicago. He holds degrees in writing from Hollins University and the University of Notre Dame; he also served three years in the Peace Corps in West Africa, where he was a rural AIDS educator.

A reception and book-signing will immediately follow the reading.

Co-sponsored by the English Department and Stockwell-Mudd Library.


wilsonpoet_baggott2Julianna Baggott
2008 Wilson Poet

Thursday, April 17, 2008

I-House Auditorium
7:00 p.m.

Novelist Madison Smartt Bell writes: "Few writers of the twenty-first century can rival the verve, the energy, and the sheer delight in language of Julianna Baggott." She is the author of three poetry collections, Compulsions of Silkworms and Bees, Lizzie Borden in Love, and This Country of Mothers, and four novels—Girl Talk, The Miss America Family, The Madam, and Which Brings Me to You: A Novel in Confessions (co-written with Steve Almond). She also writes children's novels under the pen name N.E. Bode, including The Anybodies and The Amazing Compendium of Edward Magorium. Her work has appeared in various journals and anthologies such as Poetry, The Southern Review, Triquarterly, and Best American Poetry. Baggott received her MFA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She teaches at Florida State University.

A reception and book-signing will immediately follow the reading.

Sponsored by the English Department and Albion alumni Mr. and Mrs. C. Thomas Wilson.