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Writers Speak Wednesdays

Fall 2018 Schedule

fall 2018 writers speak schedule

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Reception 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.

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September 26
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.

October 3
Your Professors! Reading Their Own Works!
Cornelius Eady, Amy Hempel, Paul Harding, Carla Caglioti, Julie Sheehan, Susan Scarf Merrell, Roger Rosenblatt, Annette Handley Chandler, Lou Ann Walker, Andrew Botsford…and more!

October 24
Alumni Readings
You'll be impressed ... and surprised by what you hear!

November 7
Jonathan Santlofer
Santlofer's memoir, The Widower’s Notebook, describes in sympathetic detail the harrowing death of his wife. And her death’s aftermath. An internationally bestselling crime author, his novel, The Death Artist, is in development for the screen. Among his accolades are a Nero award for best novel. A visual artist as well, Santlofer’s work is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

November 28
Alison Fairbrother and Alexandra Scholldorf
Alison Fairbrother, an editorial associate at Riverhead Books, received her MFA from Stony Brook Southampton as a Graduate Council Fellow. She’s currently working on her first novel.

Alexandra Scholldorf is Operations Manager at New York's Skyhorse Publishing, and also holds an MFA from Stony Brook University. When she’s not writing YA novels, she’s reading them. Her poetry has appeared in TSR: The Southampton Review.

December 5
Lloyd Schwartz
Pulitzer Prize-winning critic and Professor of English at UMass Boston, Schwartz regularly appears on NPR's Fresh Air, is a leading authority on poet Elizabeth Bishop, and his work has been selected for the Pushcart Prize, The Best American
Poetry, and The Best of the Best American Poetry. His latest poetry collection is entitled Little Kisses.


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