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Readers' Series to feature faculty


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The works of faculty authors will highlight this year’s Binghamton Center for Writers Fall Readers’ Series. The series begins Tuesday, Sept. 16.

The series also will feature Marvin Bell as this year’s Milt Kessler Distinguished Poetry Reader.  Bell, who will read Tuesday, Nov. 18, served two terms as Iowa’s first poet laureate.

The schedule includes:

  •  Professor Jaimee Wriston Colbert reads from her new Dream Lives of Butterflies (BkMk Press) at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, in Lecture Hall 8.  Among other honors, Dream Lives of Butterflies was awarded the gold medal in the Short Stories Fiction category for the 2008 Independent Publisher Awards.  Colbert is the author of three other award-winning works of fiction and her work has been featured on NPR’s Selected Shorts. A book signing and reception will follow.
  • A Writing Life: Conversations with Writer/Editors event with Walter Cummins and Minna Proctor of The Literary Review: An International Journal of Contemporary Writing, publishers of fiction, poetry and essays, will run from 1:30-3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 17, in the Reinhardt Room (LNG-332).
  • Professor Liz Rosenberg and Elizabeth Cohen will each read from their respective works at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 14 in Lecture Hall 8. Rosenberg has two new books of poetry out this year: The Lily Poems and Demon Love. Cohen is the author of The Family on Beartown Road. A book signing and reception will follow.
  • Professors Leslie Heywood and Joe Weil will read from new books at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 28. Heywood’s second book of poetry, Natural Selection is new this year from Louisiana Literature Press. Weil has two new books this year: What Remains from Nightshade Press and Painting the Christmas Trees from Texas Review Press. A book signing and reception will follow.
  • Professor Thomas Glave will read from his new novel, The Torturer’s Wife (City Lights Books) at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 11, in Lecture Hall 8. A book signing and reception will follow.
  • Pamela Uschuk and William Pitt Root of Cutthroat: A Journal of the Arts, which publishes fiction and poetry, will be featured in A Writing Life: Conversations with Writer/Editors event from 1:30-3:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 13, in the Reinhardt Room (LNG-332).
  • Bell will read at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 18, in Casadesus Recital Hall. The most recent of his 19 collections of poetry and essays are Iris of Creation, The Book of the Dead Man, Ardor, Nightworks: Poems 1962-2000, Rampant and his latest collection, Mars Being Red. A book signing and reception will follow.
  • A Writing Life: Conversations with Writer/Editors event with Vivian Shipley and Tony Fusco of The Connecticut Review which publishes poetry, fiction, essays, translations and interviews, and Caduceus, the poetry anthology of the Yale Medical Group Art Place, will run from 1:30-3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 19, in the Reinhardt Room (LNG-332).

All events are free and open to the public.  For more details, visit http://
readers-series.binghamton.edu
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Last Updated: 10/14/08