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Writers Speak Wednesdays

Fall 2019 Schedule

fall 2019 writers speak schedule

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Reception is at 6:30 p.m., readings begin at 7 p.m. in the Rakoff Theater on the second floor of Chancellors Hall at Stony Brook Southampton. Readings are free and open to the public.

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October 2
T Kira Madden
T Kira Madden is a lesbian APIA writer, photographer, and amateur magician living in New York City. She is the founding Editor-in-Chief of No Tokens and is a 2017 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in nonfiction literature. She has received fellowships from The MacDowell Colony, Hedgebrook, Tin House, DISQUIET, Summer Literary Seminars, and Yaddo. Her debut memoir, Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls, is available now.

October 16
Nicola Harrison and Michael Mihaley
Nicola Harrison’s debut novel, Montauk, was published in June by St. Martin’s Press. Her writing has appeared in Forbes, Lucky, The Southampton Review, and elsewhere.

Michael Mihaley’s debut novel, The Underdog Parade, was published in 2018 by Kaylie Jones Books. He teaches ELA/Special Education on the east end of Long Island. 

October 23
Jennifer Acker in conversation with Susan Scarf Merrell
Jennifer Acker is founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Common, and the author of the debut novel The Limits of the World. She teaches writing at Amherst College.

Susan Scarf Merrell is the author of Shirley: A Novel, which is soon to be a major motion picture starring Elisabeth Moss and Michael Stuhlbarg.

November 6
MFA Faculty Reading
Featuring Cornelius Eady, Paul Harding, Amy Hempel, Christian McLean, Susan Scarf Merrell, Roger Rosenblatt, Kathie Russo, and Julie Sheehan.

November 20
Philip Gerard
Philip Gerard is the author of thirteen books, most recently The Last Battleground, a nonfiction account of the Civil War. He lives in Wilmington, North Carolina, with his wife, Jill, with whom he co-edits Chautauqua, the literary journal of the Chautauqua Institution in New York, and teaches in the Department of Creative Writing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. 

December 4
MFA Student Reading
Hear future literary stars read their work! Featuring the students of the Stony Brook Southampton MFA program in Creative Writing & Literature.


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