Visiting Writers Series
Spring 2017 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.
Block 6Sean MichaelsWednesday, February 22 at 7 p.m. in Gaylord Hall
Founder of the influential music blog Said the Gramophone and winner of the Giller Prize for his novel Us Conductors. Sponsored by The Albert H. Daehler Endowed Fund for English.
"The elegance with which Michaels handles his story makes for a debut that is charming, amusing, often deeply affecting" The National PostElissa WashutaThursday, March 2 at 7 p.m. in McHugh Commons
Cowlitz tribe member and author of Starvation Mode and My Body Is a Book of Rules.
"In Body, Washuta shows why younger voices and voices outside the mainstream matter. They show us the immediate implications of our current culture on our psyches, bodies, and hearts." The RumpusBrian EvensonThursday, March 9 at 6:30 p.m. in Slocum Commons
Renowned critic, translator, and novelist, and winner of the prestigious O. Henry Award. Evenson’s books include A Collapse of Horses, The Warren, and The Open Curtain. This reading will also celebrate the release of Brian’s new book from The Press at Colorado College, The Other Room. Reception with refreshments and books on display at 6:30 pm. Reading begins at 7:00 pm. Sponsored by The Press at Colorado College.
"Evenson’s fiction is equal parts obsessive, experimental, and violent. It can be soul-shaking." The New Yorker
Block 7Peter BehrensThursday, April 6 at 7 p.m. in Gaylord Hall
Governor General Award-winning novelist and journalist, author of novels including The Law of Dreams, The O'Briens, and most recently, Carry Me. Sponsored by The Albert H. Daehler Endowed Fund for English.
"Behrens captures his narrator’s naïveté and the casual anti-Semitism of the times with great skill and intelligence . . . as true an observation about human nature as there is." The New York Times Book ReviewErica DawsonMonday, April 10 at 7 p.m. in Gaylord Hall
Award-winning poet whose books include Big-Eyed Afraid and The Small Blades Hurt.
"[Dawson] generates great energy by pulling at the impossible and sometimes pleasurable tangles of what is constant in us, and what is disposable in the world." The Slate Book Review
Block 8Solmaz SharifTuesday, April 25 at 7 p.m. in Gaylord Hall
Poet who has been honored with a Discovery/Boston Review Poetry Prize and NEA and Stegner Fellowships, and whose first collection, Look, was a finalist for the National Book Award.
"Language can never be innocent. An artful lexicographer, Sharif shows us that the diameter of a word is often as devastating as the diameter of a bomb."--The New York Times Book ReviewJenny BoullyThursday, May 4 at 7 p.m. in Gaylord Hall
Author of six books of poetry and prose including the critically acclaimed The Body: An Essay.
"[Boully] uses form in a way that undercuts our every expectation based on previous encounters with poetry." Boston Review
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