Gabrielle Calvocoressi & Ngwah-Mbo Nkweti

  • Poetry & Fiction Reading: Tuesday, Aug. 29 at 7 p.m. in Bucknell Hall

Gabrielle Calvocoressi Gabrielle Calvocoressi is the author of The Last Time I Saw Amelia Earhart, Apocalyptic Swing (a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize), and Rocket Fantastic. She is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships including a Stegner Fellowship and Jones Lectureship from Stanford University, a Rona Jaffe Woman Writer's Award. || Learn more about Gabrielle Calvocoressi

Ngwah-Mbo NkwetiNgwah-Mbo "Nana" Nkweti is the fall 2017 Philip Roth Resident in Creative Writing at Bucknell. A Cameroonian-American writer and a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, she has received fellowships from MacDowell, Vermont Studio Center, Ucross, Kimbilio, and elsewhere. || Learn more about Ngwah-Mbo Nkweti

Antjie Krog

  • Poetry Reading: Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. in Bucknell Hall

Antjie KrogAntjie Krog, one of South Africa's most critically acclaimed and politically astute writers, has received awards for both poetry and nonfiction, including the Hertzog Prize for Lady Anne (1989) and for Synapse (2014), the Olive Schreiner Prize and the Alan Paton Prize for Country of My Skull (1998), and the Vita Poetry Award for Down to my Last Skin (2000). Krog has been honored by the Hiroshima Foundation for Peace and Culture and by the Central European University.

(co-sponsored with Bucknell University Press, the Humanities Center, and the Office of Global & Off-campus Education)

Sarah Manyika

  • Fiction Reading: Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. in Bucknell Hall

Sarah ManyikaSarah Ladipo Manyika is the author of two novels, Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun and In Dependence, as well as short stories, essays, and articles. She serves on the boards of Hedgebrook and the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco. Manyika was raised in Nigeria and has lived in Kenya, France, and England. || Learn more about Sarah Manyika

Shane McCrae & Cameron Awkward-Rich

  • Poetry Reading: Tuesday, Oct. 17 at noon in Walls Lounge (ELC 213); buffet lunch provided

Shane McCraeShane McCrae teaches at Oberlin College and at Spalding University's low-residency MFA in Writing Program. His most recent books of poetry are In the Language of My Captor and The Animal Too Big to Kill. He has received a Whiting Writer's Award, a fellowship from the NEA, and a Pushcart Prize. || Learn more about Shane McCrae

Cameron Awkward-RichCameron Awkward-Rich is the author of Sympathetic Little Monster and the chapbook Transit. A Cave Canem fellow and poetry editor for Muzzle Magazine, he is currently a Postdoctoral Associate within the Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies program at Duke University. || Learn more about Cameron Awkward-Rich

Carolyn Forché

  • Poetry Reading: Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. in Bucknell Hall
  • Q&A: Wednesday, Nov. 8 at noon in Walls Lounge (ELC 213); buffet lunch provided
  • The Blue Hour: A Composers' Collaborative Project, in collaboration with the Weis Center for Performing Arts: Thursday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Weis Center

Carolyn ForcheCarolyn Forché is the 2017-18 Sojka Visiting Poet. Her first volume, Gathering the Tribes, winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize, was followed by The Country Between Us, The Angel of History, and Blue Hour. She has translated Mahmoud Darwish, Claribel Alegria, and Robert Desnos. Her famed international poetry anthology, Against Forgetting, has been praised by Nelson Mandela as "a blow against tyranny, against prejudice, against injustice," and was followed by the 2014 anthology The Poetry of Witness. || Learn more about Carolyn Forché

Donika Kelly

  • Poetry Reading: Thursday, Nov. 16 at noon in Walls Lounge (ELC 213); buffet lunch provided

Donika KellyDonika Kelly is the author of Bestiary, winner of the 2015 Cave Canem Poetry Prize, long listed for the National Book Award (2016), and a finalist for the Publishing Triangle's Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry (2017) and the Lambda Literary Award in Lesbian Poetry (2017). She is an Assistant Professor at St. Bonaventure University. || Learn more about Donika Kelly

Drew Darrow Memorial Poetry Reading (co-sponsored with the Writing Center)

Fiona Powell

  • Holiday Storytelling for Families & Cookie Decorating: Saturday, Dec. 2 at 10 am in Bucknell Hall

Fiona PowellFiona Powell is a professional storyteller and collector of international folklore, particularly Celtic tales and speechways. She performs at schools, festivals, and other events. Powell is also a radio host for WVIA, the local public radio affiliate. A cookie decorating (cookies and supplies provided) will take place after the main event.

Camille Dungy

  • Poetry Reading: Tuesday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. in Bucknell Hall
  • Q&A: Thursday, Feb. 8 at noon in Walls Lounge (ELC 213); buffet lunch provided

Camille DungyCamille T. Dungy, 2017 Poet-in-Residence, is the author of four books of poetry, most recently Trophic Cascade, and the book of essays Guidebook to Relative Strangers: Journeys Into Race, Motherhood and History. She is the editor of Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry and co-editor of the poetry anthology From the Fishouse. Her honors include an American Book Award, two Northern California Book Awards, two NAACP Image Award nominations, and a California Book Award silver medal. Dungy is currently a Professor in the English Department at Colorado State University. || Learn more about Camille Dungy

Javier Huerta & Meghan Lamb

  • Poetry & Fiction Reading: Tuesday, Feb. 27 at noon in Walls Lounge (ELC 213); buffet lunch provided

Javier HuertaJavier O. Huerta is the author of American Copia and Some Clarifications y otros poemas, both published by Arte Publico Press. He studied in the Bilingual Creative Writing MFA Program at the University of Texas at El Paso. Currently he lives in Berkeley, California. || Learn more about Javier O. Huerta

Meghan LambMeghan Lamb is the spring 2018 Philip Roth Resident in Creative Writing at Bucknell. Lamb is the author of the novel Silk Flowers and the novella Sacramento. Her fictions and essays can be found in DIAGRAM, Redivider, Nat.Brut, The Collagist, The Rumpus, Passages North, PANK, and elsewhere. || Learn more about Meghan Lamb

Analicia Sotelo & Matthew Neill Null

  • Poetry & Fiction Reading: Tuesday, March 27 at noon in Walls Lounge (ELC 213); buffet lunch provided

Analicia SoteloAnalicia Sotelo is the author of Virgin, the inaugural winner of the Jake Adam York Prize in 2017, selected by Ross Gay. She is also the author of the chapbook Nonstop Godhead, selected by Rigoberto González for a 2016 Poetry Society of America National Chapbook Fellowship. She is an alumna of the Bucknell Seminar for Undergraduate Poets. || Learn more about Analicia Sotelo

Matthew Neill NullMatthew Neill Null is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and a recipient of the O. Henry Award, the Mary McCarthy Prize, and the Joseph Brodsky Rome Prize in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He is author of the novel Honey from the Lion and the story collection Allegheny Front. || Learn more about Matthew Neill Null

Mia Leonin & Nereida Garcia Ferraz

  • Poetry Reading and Q&A: Tuesday, April 10 at noon in Walls Lounge (ELC 213); buffet lunch provided

Mia LeoninMia Leonin is the author of three poetry collections, including Unravelling the Bed and Chance Born and a memoir, Havana and Other Missing Fathers. Her most recent collection, Fable of the Paddle Sack Child, is a book-length poem with illustrations by Cuban-born artist, Nereida García Ferraz. She teaches at the University of Miami. || Learn more about Mia Leonin

Nereida Garcia FerrazNereida Garcia Ferraz's artistic practice encompasses painting, photography, video, sculpture and social art projects. Her works have been exhibited widely in the US and abroad in such venues as The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Museo del Chopo and Museo de Arte Moderno in Mexico City, FOCI at Illinois State Museum, and Islip Art Museum, New York. || Learn more about Nereida Garcia Ferraz

Annual Student Reading

  • Tuesday, April 24 at 5 p.m. in Bucknell Hall

annual student readingThe Stadler Center's Annual Student Reading brings together the winners of Bucknell's two literary contests, the Cadigan Prizes for Younger Writers and the Julia Fonville Smithson Memorial Prize, for a formal reading in Bucknell Hall.

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