Reading Schedule 2015-16
- August 25 | 7:30 p.m. at Book People
Readings by Collier Nogues and Bethany Schultz Hurst
Collier Nogues most recent book of poetry, "The Ground I Stand On Is Not My Ground," won the Drunken Boat prize in 2015. She lives in Hong Kong.
Bethany Schultz Hurst’s first book of poems, "Miss Lost Nation," won the Anhinga Prize in Poetry in 2013, selected by Richard Blanco. She teaches at Idaho State University.
- September 17 | 7:30 p.m. at the Vandal Ballroom South, Pitman Center
Reading by Kent Meyers, Distinguished Visiting Writer in Fiction
Noted fiction writer, Meyers’ highly acclaimed books include "Twisted Tree" and "The Work of Wolves." Kent Meyers has been called “one of the best contemporary writers on the American west.”
- November 11 | 7:30 p.m. at the Borah Theater, Pitman Center
Reading by Allison Joseph, Distinguished Visiting Writer in Poetry
Award-winning poet and editor, Alison Joseph’s poetry collections include "My Father’s Kites," "Voice: Poems" and "In Every Seam," among many others. She is also editor and poetry editor of the Crab Orchard Review.
- November 17 | 7:30 p.m. at Book People
Reading by Alex Kuo
Former Professor of Poetry at Washington State University, Kuo will read from two new books. Of Kuo’s new work, Aimee Phan, columnist and writer, says:
“Bouncing between 1939, 1989 and 2010 in Shanghai, Alex Kuo wisely and mischievously weaves the crazy inconsistencies, tragedies and coincidences of globalization into a dazzling narrative that thrills, enlightens and humanizes us. One of our most gifted and audacious storytellers, who fuses 'Gone with the Wind,' American missionaries in China, and the 2008 Beijing Olympics to both celebrate and expose the cultural mishaps and hypocrisies of our modern world.
- January 20 | 7:30 p.m. in the Vandal Ballroom, Pitman Center
Reading by Lia Purpura, Distinguished Visiting Writer in Nonfiction
Writer of nonfiction and poetry, Lia Purpura’s recent collection of essays, "Increase," won the AWP award for creative nonfiction and was just published this month. She is also author of "Rough Likeness: Essays" and 'On Looking: Essays." Her poetry collections include "King Baby" and "Stone Sky Lifting."
Distinguished Visiting Writers
Claire Vaye Watkins
September 18-24, 2016
October 23-29, 2016
March 26-April 1, 2017