Victoria Chang & Aurora Masum-Javed

Poetry Reading: Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 7 p.m. in Bucknell Hall

Victoria ChangVictoria Chang's fourth book of poems, Barbie Chang, was published by Copper Canyon Press in 2017. She was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Sustainable Arts Foundation Fellowship in 2017, and in 2018 a Poetry Society of America's Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award for her manuscript-in-progress, OBIT.

Aurora Masum-JavedAurora Masum-Javed is the fall 2018 Phillip Roth Resident in Creative Writing. She is a poet, performer, and educator. Her work can be found in Nimrod, Black Warrior Review, Aster(ix), Callaloo, Jaggery, and So To Speak. She has received fellowships from Callaloo, Squaw Valley, Pink Door, and BOAAT.

Jennifer Chang

Thursday, Sept. 20 at noon in Walls Lounge (ELC 213)
(Buffet lunch provided)

Jennifer ChangJennifer Chang is the author of The History of Anonymity and Some Say the Lark, which was longlisted for the PEN Open Book Award. She co-chairs the advisory board of Kundiman, an organization that supports Asian American writers, and teaches creative writing and literature at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Drew Darrow Memorial Poetry Reading
(cosponsored with the Writing Center)

Vu Tran

2018-19 Writer-in-Residence

Fiction Reading: Thursday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. Bucknell Hall

Vu TranVu Tran's first novel, Dragonfish, was a NY Times Notable Book and a San Francisco Chronicle Best Books of the Year. He is the winner of a Whiting Writers' Award and an NEA Fellowship, and has also been a fellow at Bread Loaf, the Sewanee Writers' Conference, and the MacDowell Colony. Born in Vietnam and raised in Oklahoma, he teaches at the University of Chicago, where he directs the fiction program.

Leslie Sainz and Jan Verberkmoes

Poetry Reading: Tuesday, Oct. 16 at noon Walls Lounge (ELC 213)
(Buffet lunch provided)

Leslie Sainz Leslie Sainz, 2018-19 Stadler Fellow, is a first-generation Cuban-American, born and raised in Miami, Florida. A CantoMundo Fellow, she was the Fall 2017 Writer-in-Residence at the Hub City Writers Project.

Jan Verberkmoes Jan Verberkmoes, 2018-19 Stadler Fellow, received her MFA in poetry from the University of Mississippi. She has received scholarships and grants from the Fulbright Program, the Sewanee Writers' Conference, and Squaw Valley.

Anne Carson

Sojka Visiting Poet

Poetry Reading: Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. Weis Center

Q&A: Wednesday, Nov. 14 at noon ELC Forum (ELC 272)

Anne CarsonAnne Carson was born in Canada and teaches Ancient Greek for a living.

Paula Closson Buck and G.C. Waldrep

Faculty Poetry Reading: Thursday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. Bucknell Hall

Paula Closson BuckPaula Closson Buck is the author of three books of poems: The Aquiescent Villa (1998), Litanies Near Water (2008) and You Cannot Shoot a Poem (2018) as well as the novel Summer on the Cold War Planet (2015). She has received several grants from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and was Editor of the literary magazine West Branch for eleven years. She teaches Creative Writing at Bucknell University.

G.C. WaldrepG.C. Waldrep's most recent books are a collection, feast gently (Tupelo, 2018); a long poem, Testament (BOA Editions, 2015), and a chapbook, Susquehanna (Omnidawn, 2013). He teaches at Bucknell University and edits the journal West Branch. From 2007 to 2018 he served as Editor-at-Large for The Kenyon Review.

Fiona Powell

Holiday Storytelling for Families & Cookie Decorating: Saturday, Dec. 1 at 10 a.m. 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 producer for WVIA, the local public radio affiliate. A cookie decorating event will take place after the main event. (Cookies and supplies provided.)

Edwidge Danticat

Q&A: Wednesday, Jan. 30 at noon Great Room, Hildreth-Mirza Hall
RSVP is required to by Jan. 23

Fiction Reading: 7 p.m. Great Room, Hildreth-Mirza Hall

Edwidge DanticatEdwidge Danticat is author of Breath, Eyes, Memory, an Oprah's Book Club selection, Krik? Krak!, a National Book Award finalist, The Farming of Bones, an American Book Award winner, and many other award-winning works of fiction, nonfiction, and children's literature.

(cosponsored with the Griot Institute for Africana Studies)

Brenda Hillman

2018-19 Poet-in-Residence

Poetry Reading: Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. Bucknell Hall

Q&A: Wednesday, Feb. 6 at noon Walls Lounge (ELC 213)
(Buffet lunch provided)

Brenda HillmanBrenda Hillman is the author of nine full-length collections from Wesleyan University Press, the most recent of which are Practical Water (2009), winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Award, and Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire (2013), which received the International Griffin Poetry Prize for 2014. Hillman teaches at St. Mary's College where she is the Olivia C. Filippi Professor of Poetry; she is an activist for social and environmental justice.

Van Jordan and Sophie Klahr

Poetry Reading: Tuesday, Feb. 26 at noon in Walls Lounge (ELC 213)
(Buffet lunch provided)

A. Van JordanA. Van Jordan is the author of four collections: Rise, which won the PEN/Oakland Josephine Miles Award; M-A-C-N-O-L-I-A, (2005), Quantum Lyrics, (2007); and The Cineaste (2013). Jordan has been awarded a Whiting Writers Award a Guggenheim Fellowship, a United States Artists Fellowship, and a Lannan Literary Award in Poetry, among other honors. He teaches at the University of Michigan.

Sophie KlahrSophie Klahr is the spring 2019 Phillip Roth Resident in Creative Writing. She is the author of Meet Me Here At Dawn (YesYes Books, 2016) and the chapbook ________ Versus Recovery (Pilot Books, 2007). Klahr is a long-time editor at Gigantic Sequins, where she is the co-editor and creator of the annual Teen Sequins feature. Her interdisciplinary work includes collaboration with the dance theatre company inFluxdance and choreography for the world premiere of Dorothy Hoover's play “Sahara Tahoe” (2016).

Annual Student Reading

Thursday, April 11 at 5 p.m. in Bucknell Hall

The 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.

Carmen Gillespie and Joe Scapellato

Faculty Poetry Reading: Tuesday, April 23 at 7 p.m. Bucknell Hall

Carmen GillespieCarmen Gillespie is a professor of English and the director and founder of the Griot Institute for Africana Studies at Bucknell. She is the author of three books of poetry, Jonestown: A Vexation (2011), The Blue Black Wet of Wood (2016), and Ghosts of Monticello: A Recitatif (2017), in addition critical works on Toni Morrison and Alice Walker.

Joe ScapellatoJoseph Scapellato is the author of Big Lonesome, a story collection (Mariner Books, 2017), and The Made-Up Man, a forthcoming novel (FSG, 2019). His fiction and nonfiction have been anthologized in Harper Perennial's 40 Stories, &NOW's Best Innovative Writing, and Gigantic Books' Gigantic Worlds: Science Flash Fiction. He is an Assistant Professor of English at Bucknell.