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Writers Speak Wednesdays

Spring 2018 Schedule

spring 2018 writers speak scheduleReception is at 6:30 p.m., readings begin at 7 p.m. in the Radio Lounge on the second floor of Chancellors Hall at Stony Brook Southampton. Click here for directions to the campus.

January 31
Faculty Night - A conversation with Roger Rosenblatt and Lou Ann Walker
Roger Rosenblatt, winner of Kenyon Review's Lifetime Literary Achievement Award, has written five New York Times Notable Books of the Year, and three NYT bestsellers, including Making Toast and Kayak Morning.

Lou Ann Walker is Interim Director of the MFA in Creative Writing & Literature.

February 7
Fiction - Donald Breckenridge
Donald Breckenridge, whose latest novel is And Then, is
fiction editor of the Brooklyn Rail, and co-founder of InTranslation.

February 14
Poetry - Sam Sax
Sam Sax  —  a queer Jewish writer, performer, educator, organizer and poetry editor at BOAAT Press — is also the author of Madness and Bury It.

February 21
Memoir - Judith Newman
Judith Newman is the author of the bestseller To Siri With Love: A Mother, Her Autistic Son, and The Kindness of Machines, a collection of stories about life with her 14-year-old.

March 21
Poetry - Jericho Brown
Jericho Brown’s first poetry collection, Please, won the 2009 American Book Award. His second, The New Testament, was named one of the year's best by the Academy of American Poets.

April 4 - RESCHEDULED
Fiction - Lee Clay Johnson
Lee Clay Johnson is the author of Nitro Mountain, winner of the 2017 Sue Kaufman First Fiction Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

April 18
Fiction - Daniel Alarcón / Poetry - Debora Kuan
Daniel Alarcón is a novelist and journalist whose work has been published in The New Yorker and Harper's. A
Columbia Journalism School professor, he's the author of The King is Always Above the People.

Debora Kuan is the author of two collections of poetry, XING and Lunch Portraits. She has been awarded a
Fulbright, an Iowa Fellowship, as well as Yaddo and MacDowell residencies.

April 25
Non-Fiction - Melissa Febos / Fiction - Alex Gilvarry
Melissa Febos is the author of the memoir, Whip Smart, and the essay collection, Abandon Me, and is a professor at Monmouth University.

Alex Gilvarry wrote From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant, a New York Times Editors' Choice. His
novel, Eastman Was Here, was nominated for the PEN Open Book Award. He is also a professor at Monmouth.

May 2
MFA Reading
The highlight of the series! Showcasing our MFA students and their work.


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