The WVU English Department is pleased to welcome the following writers to campus this fall. All readings are free and open to the public.
Thursday, September 22 @ 7:30: Writer Alysia Burton Steele, in the Media Innovation Center at Evansdale Crossing
Alysia Burton Steele is a professor at the University of Mississippi. Her book, Delta Jewels: In Search of My Grandmother’s Wisdom, was published in 2015.
Wednesday, Oct 5th @ 7:30pm: Poet Heather Hartley in 130 Colson
Heather Hartley is Paris Editor for Tin House and is the author of Knock Knock. Her poems, essays and interviews have appeared in or on PBS Newshour, The Guardian, The Rumpus, Post Road and other venues and anthologies.
Monday, October 10th @ 7:30pm: Nonfiction writer (and Sturm Writer-in-Residence) Valerie Boyd in Robinson Reading Room (Downtown Library)
Valerie Boyd is the author of Wrapped in Rainbows: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston and the forthcoming Spirits in the Dark: The Untold Story of Black Women in Hollywood. She is an associate professor and the Charlayne Hunter-Gault Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at the Grade College of Journalism at the University of Georgia.
Monday, October 24th @ 7:30pm: Nonfiction writer Beth Macy on in Robinson Reading Room (Downtown Library)
Beth Macy is a journalist whose work has appeared in national magazines, The New York Times and The Roanoke Times. Her first book, national best-seller Factory Man, won a J. Anthony Lukas Prize, and her second book, Truevine, is forthcoming.
Thursday, November 17 @ 7:30pm: Poet Alan Michael Parker (reading) in 130 Colson, and Friday, November 18 @ 11:00am (Q&A) in 223 Colson
Alan Michael Parker is the Douglas C. Houchens Professor of English at Davidson College. He has published three novels, Cry Uncle, Whale Man, and The Committee on Town Happiness, along with eight poetry collections, including the forthcoming The Ladder, and his work has been published in magazines such as The New Yorker, Paris Review, and The Best American Poetry annual.
We hope to see you at these events!