2011-2012 Reading Series

LantzsmallerphotoNick Lantz
Poetry Reading

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Wendell Will Room
5:00 p.m.

Nick Lantz is the author of We Don't Know We Don't Know, selected by Linda Gregerson for the Katharine Bakeless Nason Prize, and The Lightning That Strikes the Neighbors' House, selected by Robert Pinksy for the Felix Pollak Prize. His work has also appeared in journals such as Mid-American Review, Southern Review, Gulf Coast, FIELD, Indiana Review, and Prairie Schooner. He received a BA in Religious Studies from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, and an MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The recipient of fellowships from the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing and Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, Nick Lantz was the 2010-2011 Emerging Writer Lecturer at Gettysburg College. He has also taught at the University of Wisconsin, Tinker Mountain Writers' Workshop, and Queens University's Low-Residency MFA Program. Born in Berkeley, California, Lantz currently teaches at Franklin & Marshall College. Visit him online at http://www.nick-lantz.com/Nick_Lantz/Welcome.html.

There will be a reception and book signing immediately after the reading.

Sponsored by the English Department and the Stockwell-Mudd Library.



Randi Davenport

DavenportCreative Non-fiction Reading

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Wendell Will Room
5:00 p.m.

Randi Davenport is the author of The Boy Who Loved Tornadoes. Her short fiction and essays have appeared in publications like The Washington Post, The Ontario Review, The Alaska Quarterly Review, Literature/Film Quarterly, Victorian Literature and Culture, and Women's History Review. Davenport studies history and creative writing at William Smith College; she later earned both an MA in Creative Writing/Fiction and a PhD in literature at Syracuse University. She has been a Summer Fellow of the National Endowment for the Humanities, a Public Fellow at the Institute for Arts and Humanities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and has taught literature and writing at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Duke University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, among others. She is currently the Executive Director of the James M. Johnston Center for Undergraduate Excellence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Visit her online at http://www.randidavenport.com/.

There will be a reception and book signing immediately after the reading.

Sponsored by the English Department and the Stockwell-Mudd Library.


 

goldbloomGoldie Goldbloom
Fiction Reading

Monday, March 26, 2012

Wendell Will Room
5:00 p.m.

Goldie Goldbloom is the author of Toads' Museum of Freaks and Wonders (New Issues Press) and You Lose These and other stories (Fremantle Press). Her short fiction has appeared in Narrative Magazine, StoryQuarterly, and Prairie Schooner, and was anthologized in The Kid on the Karaoke Stage and Windy City Queer; her non-fiction was anthologized in the Keep Your Wives Away from Them: Orthodox Women, Unorthodox Desires. She earned an MFA from the Warren Wilson Program for Writers. Born in Western Australia, Goldbloom currently lives in Chicago, Illinois, with her eight children and her cat. Visit her online at http://www.goldiegoldbloom.com/.

There will be a reception and book signing immediately after the reading.

Sponsored by the English Department and the Stockwell-Mudd Library.