Monday, September 24th, 2012, 8:30pm, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium: NATASHA TRETHEWEY
Trethewey is the current U.S. Poet Laureate. She has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. She is the author of Native Guard, for which she was awarded the 2007 Pulitzer Prize.
Wednesday, October 10th, 8:30pm, 501 Cathedral of Learning: ALAN MICHAEL PARKER
Parker is the author of three novels, Cry Uncle, Whale Man, and The Committee on Town Happiness, along with seven collections of poems. His awards include three Pushcart Prizes and the Fineline Prize from the Mid-American Review. His prose has appeared in journals including The Believer and The New Yorker.
Thursday, October 11th, 8:30pm, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium: JUSTIN TORRES
Torres is a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford and a recipient of the Rolón United States Artist Fellowship in Literature. His debut novel, We the Animals, appeared in 2011 to wide critical acclaim. His short work has appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, Tin House, and Glimmer Train.
Monday, October 29th, 4:30pm, 501 Cathedral of Learning: GWYNETH LEWIS
Lewis has published eight books of poetry in Welsh and English, her latest being The Sparrow Tree, which won the Roland Mathias Poetry Award. In 2012 she won the Crown at the National Eisteddfod of Wales. Lewis has also authored librettos for several operas and was named the 2005 national poet of Wales.
Thursday, November 8, 8:30pm, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium: PAUL YOON
Yoon is the author of the novel Once the Shore, for which he received the John C. Zacharis First Book Award. His short fiction has been awarded an O. Henry Award, and has appeared in One Story, Ploughshares, TriQuarterly, Glimmer Train, and Best American Short Stories 2006.
Monday, November 12th, 8:30pm, 324 Cathedral of Learning: LINH DINH
Dinh is the author of five books of poems and two collections of stories, including Blood and Soap. His political essays can be found in CounterPunch, Common Dreams and Dissident Voice, etc., and he’s tracking our deteriorating socialscape through his frequently updated photo blog, State of the Union.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 8:30pm, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium: SHARIFA RHODES-PITTS
Rhodes-Pitts has received awards from the Rona Jaffe Foundation, the Lannan Foundation, and the New York Foundation for the Arts. She is the author of Harlem is Nowhere: a Journey to the Mecca of Black America. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Harper’s, Vogue, and Essence.
Thursday, March 21, 8:30pm, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium: EILEEN MYLES
Myles is the recipient of a Warhol/Creative Capital Arts Writers Grant, the Shelley Memorial Award, and the Lambda Literary Award. She is the author of 19 books, including Snowflake/Different Streets and Inferno: a Poet’s Novel.
Monday, April 15, 8:30pm, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium: ANNE FADIMAN
Fadiman has won National Magazine Awards for both reporting and essays. She is the author of The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures. Her essays and articles have appeared in Harper’s, The New Yorker, and The New York Times.