2016 FALL SEMESTER
CENTER FOR WRITERS EVENTS

Events are free and open to all.

 

NOVEMBER EVENTS

Tuesday, November 16:30 pm Broome County Arts Council, 81 State Street, Suite 501, downtown Binghamton. The Literati Reading Series, a collaboration between the BCAC and the BU Creative Writing graduate students, pairs featured writers reading with our graduate students: Bernadette Roe will be "opening" for poet and novelist  Robert Morgan. Questions regarding the Literati series contact Clara Barnhart at <cbarnha1@binghamton.edu>.

Tuesday, November 15, 8 pm Science I Room 149 A Readers' Series Faculty Reading with Jaimee Wriston Colbert and Christine Gelineau.  Colbert will read from her new story collection, Wild Things, while Gelineau will read from her new poetry collection, Crave

Monday, November 21, 1:30-3pm in LN 2200 (Dean's Conference Room). A Writing Life: Conversations with Writer/Editors with Donna Baier Stein founding editor of Tiferet, a journal of literature, art, and the creative spirit, publishers of "high-quality poetry, prose, and art that further meaningful dialogue about what it is to be humane and conscious in today’s often divisive world." An informal Q&A that is open to all.  

Questions? Call 777-2713 or e-mail at cwpro@binghamton.edu. 

 

2017 SPRING SEMESTER
CENTER FOR WRITERS EVENTS

Events are free and open to all.

 

FEBRUARY EVENTS

Tuesday, February 21, Time & Location TBA An Alumni Readers' Series Event with Letitia Moffitt and R. Flowers Rivera  (Raquel Rivera).  Letitia has published the novel-in-stories, Sidewalk Dancing and the novel Trace, which is book one of a trilogy. In her spare time she runs marathons. Raquel has published two prize-winning collections of poetry: Troubling Accents and Heathen, which was selected by E. Ethelbert Miller as the winner of the 2015 Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award.

Tuesday, February 28, Time & Location TBA A Readers' Series Event with Lindsey Drager, winner of the Binghamton University John Gardner Book Award in Fiction for The Sorrow Proper.

MARCH EVENTS

Friday & Saturday, March 10 & 11 Binghamton University’s Downtown Center   Writing By Degrees, the nation's oldest graduate-student-run Creative Writing Conference, a two day celebration of writing, pedagogy, and community building. Featured readers are performance poet Sierra DeMulder and J. Robert Lennon, author of two story collectionsPieces For The Left Hand and See You in Paradise,  and 8 novels, including Mailman, Familiar and Broken River.

Monday, March 13, 1:30-3pm in LN 2200 (Dean's Conference Room) A Writing Life: Conversations with Writer/Editors with Ben Furnish, Managing Editor of BkMk Press, a literary press which describes its mission as " to discover, publish, and promote the best and most exciting literary writing, wherever it might be found." An informal Q & A that is open to all.

Tuesday, March 14, Time & Location TBA A Readers' Series Event with Yusef Komunyakaa, winner of the Binghamton University Milt Kessler Book Award in Poetry for The Emperor of Water Clocks. Author of more than a dozen books of poetry, Komunyakaa has been the recipient of many of the most important prizes, including the Pulitzer, the Kingsley Tufts Award, the Wallace Stevens Award, the Ruth Lilly Award, and others.  He is a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.

Tuesday, March 28, Time & Location TBA A Readers' Series Event with Mermer Blakeslee, author of the novels Same Blood and In Dark Water, which was a B&N Discover Great New Writers selection.  Blakeslee also writes poetry, short stories, and creative nonfiction.  A ski instructor in the Catskill Mountains, she is also the author of In the Yikes! Zone: A Conversation with Fear.  

APRIL EVENTS

Monday, April 3, 1:30-3pm in LN 2200 (Dean's Conference Room) A Writing Life: Conversations with Writer/Editors with Eleanor Jackson of Dunow, Carlson & Lerner Literary Agency, a mid-size, full-service agency which represents literary and commercial fiction, narrative nonfiction, memoir, popular culture and young adult fiction. An informal Q & A that is open to all.

Tuesday, April 4, Time & Location TBA A Readers' Series Event with Nickole Brown. As a poet with an MFA in Fiction,  Brown as a strong leaning toward cross-genre work, an interest reflected in her two collections of poems. Fanny Says,  is a biography-in-poems about her grandmother and Sister, her debut collection is a novel-in-poems. 

Related Links

Binghamton Poetry Project 

(community workshops for adults and children) 

 

Interested in the mini-course that runs in conjunction with the Readers' Series?

 

Last Updated: 11/15/16