Visiting Writers Series
Fall 2020 Calendar
Sponsored by the Colorado College English Department with the support of the MacLean Visiting Writers Endowment. All events are presented online only and are open to the public. Advance registration is required. Please use the link provided for each event.
Tuesday, September 1st, 5 pm. Nate Marshall • Register in advance for this event here.
Join us in celebrating the release of Nate Marshall’s newest poetry collection, Finna. Marshall is an award-winning author, editor, poet, playwright, performer, educator, speaker, and rapper. His book, Wild Hundreds, was honored with the Black Caucus of the American Library Association’s award for Poetry Book of the Year and The Great Lakes College Association’s New Writer Award. He is also an editor of The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop and he also co-curates The BreakBeat Poets series for Haymarket Books. He is Assistant Professor of English at Colorado College. Advance registration required. Please use the link provided above.
Tuesday September 8th, 5 pm. Michael Sawyer • Register in advance for this event here.
Join us for a discussion of Michael Sawyer’s new book, “Black Minded: The Political Philosophy of Malcolm X.” Sawyer is assistant professor in Colorado College’s Race, Ethnicity, and Migration Studies program and English Department, and is the author of “An Africana Philosophy of Temporality: Homo Liminalis,” which was a finalist for the American Philosophical Association’s First Book Prize. Advance registration required. Please use the link provided above.
Tuesday, September 29th at 5 pm. Natanya Ann Pulley • Register in advance for this event here.
Join us for an evening with Natanya Ann Pulley, author of “With Teeth” which was a 2018 winner of the Many Voices Project from New Rivers Press. Pulley has published work in numerous journals including Split Lip, Hunger Mountain, The Offing, and Waxwing. Her work has been anthologized in #NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women, Exquisite Vessel: Shapes of Native Nonfiction, Women Write Resistance, and more. A former editor of Quarterly West and South Dakota Review, she is the founding editor of the Colorado College literary journal, Hairstreak Butterfly Review and an Assistant Professor of English at Colorado College. Advance registration required. Please use the link provided above.
Tuesday, October 6 at 5 pm. Idris Goodwin • Register in advance for this event here.
Join us for a conversation with Idris Goodwin about his most recent collection of poetry, Can I Kick It? Across two decades, Goodwin has forged a multi-faceted career as an award-winning playwright, Break Beat poet, director, educator, and organizer. He’s also the newly appointed Director of The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, where he formerly taught in the department of Theatre and Dance and was voted Teacher of the Year in 2015. We’ll take this opportunity to explore how his words amplify his work in all areas of the creative arts. Advance registration required. Please use the link provided above.
Tuesday, October 20th at 5 pm. Alison Rollins • Register in advance for this event here.
Join us for an evening with Alison Rollins, author of “Library of Small Catastrophes” a nominee for the 2020 Hurston Wright Legacy Award. A Cave Canem and Callaloo fellow and a 2016 recipient of the Poetry Foundation’s Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship, Rollins’s poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, New England Review, The New York Times Magazine, The Poetry Review, and elsewhere. She is a Visiting Assistant Professor in Colorado College’s Department of English. Advance registration required. Please use the link provided above.
Tuesday, December 8th at 5 pm. Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer and Steven Hayward • Register in advance for this event here.
Join us for a Canadian double bill with Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer, author of several books including the novels All The Broken Things and The Nettle Spinner and Steven Hayward, author of the Canadian bestseller Don’t Be Afraid, and, most recently, To Dance the Beginning of the World, a collection of short fiction. Both originally from Toronto, Kuitenbrouwer is this year’s Daehler Distinguished Visiting Professor and Hayward is Associate Professor and Chair of the Colorado College Department of English. Advance registration required. Please use the link provided above.
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