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Writers Speak Wednesdays

Spring 2019 Schedule

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Reception is at 6:30 p.m., readings begin at 7 p.m. in the Duke Lecture Hall on the first floor of Chancellors Hall at Stony Brook Southampton.

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February 20
Kyla Marshell and Shane McCrae
Kyla Marshell's poems, essays, criticism, and interviews have appeared in BuzzFeed, Gawker, and The Guardian, among others. In 2013, Ebony.com named her one of  "7 Young Black Writers You Should Know."

Shane McCrae's most recent books are The Gilded Auction Block and In the Language of My Captor, winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Prize for Poetry. He is Image’s Poetry Editor and teaches at Columbia.

March 6
Rachel Lyon
Rachel Lyon's debut novel is Self-Portrait with Boy. Her shorter work has appeared in The Iowa Review and McSweeney's. Lyon is a cofounder of the Brooklyn reading series Ditmas Lit!

March 13
Faculty Panel - The Art and Craft of the Redraft
Cornelius Eady, Amy Hempel, Susan Scarf Merrell, Paul Harding, and Roger Rosenblatt talk revision. Moderator: Robert Reeves.

March 27
Gary J. Whitehead
Gary J. Whitehead's fourth poetry book, Strange What Rises, has just been published. His third book, A Glossary of  Chickens, was chosen by Paul Muldoon for the Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets.

April 3
Amy Hempel and Julia Slavin
Amy Hempel's book, Sing to It: Stories, has just been published. She’s also the author of The Dog of the Marriage, Tumble Home, At the Gates of the Animal Kingdom, and Reasons to Live, and is a recipient of the PEN/Malamud Award and a Guggenheim.

Julia Slavin is the author of The Woman Who Cut Off Her Leg at the Maidstone Club and Other Stories, the novel Carnivore Diet, and a new collection, Stories for Squatters.

April 24
Sharon Dolin and Chloe Caldwell
Sharon Dolin is the author of six poetry collections, most recently Manual for Living and Whirlwind. Recipient of the AWP Donald Hall Prize for Poetry, she directs "Writing About Art" in Barcelona each June.

Chloe Caldwell is the author of the novella Women and the essay collection I'll Tell You in Person. Her work has been published in Buzzfeed, Nylon, New York Magazine and Vice.

May 1
MFA Reading
A showcase of our talented students!



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