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Visiting Writer Series

2013-2014 Calendar

Sponsored by the Colorado College English Department with the Support of the Maclean Visiting Writers Endowment.  All Events Free and Open to the Public. For more information call (719) 389-6853.


KATE NORTHROP and JANE HILBERRY
Thursday, September 5 at 7 pm
Gates Common Room, Palmer Hall
Northrop’s collections of poetry include Clean and Things are Disappearing Here, a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice. Hilberry’s book titled Body Paintingwon the Colorado Book Award.

 

HAMPTON SIDES
Thursday, October 3 at 7 pm
Gates Common Room, Palmer Hall
Bestselling author of Blood and Thunder reads from his forthcoming book, In the Kingdom of Ice and talks about his writing career. Sides is editor-at-large for Outside magazine and a regular contributor to The New Yorker, National Geographic and Esquire. Sponsored by the D.J. MacLean Endowed Fund for English.

 

MAUREEN MCHUGH
Tuesday, October 8 at 7 pm
Gates Common Room, Palmer Hall
Nebula Award-winning novelist and futurist, author of the best-selling After the Apocalypse, the acclaimed Mothers and Other Monsters, and chief architect of the alternate reality game Year Zero.

 

DAVE BIDINI
Thursday, October 10 at 7 pm
Gates Common Room, Palmer Hall
Founding member of the legendary Canadian band The Rheostatics and columnist for The National Post. Bidini’s books include On A Cold Road, Writing Gordon Lightfoot, The Five Hole Stories and Tropic of Hockey. Sponsored by the Demarest Lloyd Lecture Fund for the Humanities.

 

STEVEN GALLOWAY
Wednesday, October 16 at 7 pm
Richard F. Celeste Theatre, Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center
Eminent Canadian novelist whose most recent novel, The Cellist of Sarajevo, is an All Pikes Peak Reads selection for 2013. Co-sponsored with the Pikes Peak Library District.

 

STEPHANOS PAPADOPOULOS
Thursday, November 7 at 7 pm
Gates Common Room, Palmer Hall
Award-winning author of Hotel-Dieu, Lost Days and The Black Sea. Papadopoulos is the co-translator of Derek Walcott into Greek.

 

ANDREW PYPER
Thursday, November 14 at 7 pm
Gates Common Room, Palmer Hall
Things that go bump in the night: Bone-chilling and best-selling Canadian suspense novelist, author of Lost Girls, The Guardians, and The Demonologist. Sponsored by the Office of Residential Life and the Office of the Dean of Students.

 

JAMES SALTER
Monday, November 18 at 7 pm
Gates Common Room, Palmer Hall
Revered author of A Sport and A Pastime, Light Years, and the recently released All That Is, for which he won the highly distinguished international Windham-Campbell Prize. Sponsored by the Demarest Lloyd Lecture Fund for the Humanities.

 

BRIAN EVENSON
Thursday, December 5 at 7 pm
Gates Common Room, Palmer Hall
Renowned critic, translator, and novelist, and winner of the prestigious O. Henry Award. Evenson’s books include Baby Leg, Last Days and The Open Curtain.

 

TONY HOAGLAND
Thursday, December 12 at 7 pm
Gates Common Room, Palmer Hall
One of the nation’s best poets, whose work has been honored by The Academy of American Poets and The Folger Shakespeare Library. His latest book is Unincorporated Persons in the Late Honda Dynasty. Sponsored by the Demarest Lloyd Lecture Fund for the Humanities.

 

MARTHA RHODES and CATHERINE BARNETT
Thursday, February 6 at 7 pm
Jerome P. McHugh Student Commons
Founder of Four Way Books, Rhodes is the author of four volumes of poems, most recently The Beds. Barnett’s most recent book, The Game of Boxes, won the James Laughlin Award of the Academy of American Poets.

 

JAMES CILETTI
Monday, February 10 at 7 pm
Gates Common Room, Palmer Hall
Award winning poet, author and filmmaker, 2010 –12 Poet Laureate of the Pikes Peak region, author of Sunfire.

 

ZADIE SMITH
2014 MacLean Symposium on Globalization, Culture and Literature: Day 1
Tuesday, February 25 at 7 pm
Armstrong Theatre, Armstrong Hall
A rare appearance by one of the most important and celebrated writers of our time. Winner of numerous awards, Smith is the author of the novels White Teeth, The Autograph Man, On Beauty, and, most recently, NW.

 

RAWI HAGE and MADELEINE THIEN
2014 MacLean Symposium on Globalization, Culture and Literature: Day 2
Wednesday, February 26 at 7 pm
Gates Common Room, Palmer Hall
Rawi Hage and Madeleine Thien in a roundtable discussion with Professor Michael Valdez Moses. Author of Certainty and Simple Recipes, Thien’s most recent novel is Dogs at the Perimeter. Winner of the IMPAC Dublin Prize for his first novel, De Niro’s Game, Hage’s most recent novel is Carnival. Moses is Associate Professor at Duke and the author of The Novel and the Globalization of Culture. Co-sponsored by the The Albert H. Daehler Endowed Fund for English.

 

ONDJAKI
2014 MacLean Symposium on Globalization, Culture and Literature: Day 3
Thursday, February 27 at 7 pm
Gates Common Room, Palmer Hall
Ondjaki in discussion with Professor Stephen Henighan. Celebrated Angolan author who has been awarded major literary prizes in Portugal, Brazil and Angola, Ondjaki has written more than a dozen books that have been translated into eight languages, including Good Morning Comrades and Os Transparentes. Associate Professor at the University of Guelph, Henighan is a writer, critic, and translator of Ondjaki’s work. His books include A Report on the Afterlife of Culture, The Streets of Winter, and most recently, A Grave in the Air.

 

CYNTHIA LOWEN
Thursday, March 6 at 7 pm
Gates Common Room, Palmer Hall
Poet whose book about Robert Oppenheimer, The Cloud that Contained the Lightning, was a 2012 National Poetry Series selection. A CC alum, she is co-producer of the acclaimed film Bully.

 

PETER BEHRENS
Thursday, March 27 at 7 pm
Gates Common Room, Palmer Hall
Governor General Award winning novelist and journalist, author of The Law of Dreams, The O’Briens, and, most recently, a collection of short fiction, Travelling Light. Sponsored by the The Albert H. Daehler Endowed Fund for English.

 

CARL SANDBURG and THE SUNBURNT WEST
Wednesday, April 9 at 7:30 pm
Richard F. Celeste Theatre,Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center
An evening of poetry, music and storytelling celebrating the Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet, biographer of Lincoln, performer and editor of The American Songbag.

 

DAVID MASON and CALLY CONAN - DAVIES
Thursday, April 24 at 7 pm
Packard Hall
Mason is Colorado Poet Laureate, and together with his wife, Australian poet Conan-Davies, they are celebrating the publication of a new collection, Sea Salt: Poems of a Decade, 2004-2014.