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Visiting Writers Series

Spring 2021 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.

Block Seven

Monday, April 5, 5 pm. Brandon Shimoda

Join us for the announcement of the winners of this year’s Adelaide Bender Reville Prize for Creative Nonfiction and for a reading by this year's judge, Brandon Shimoda. The author of seven books of poetry and prose, including The Grave on the Wall (which received the PEN Open Book Award, and Evening Oracle (which received the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America), Shimoda is a recipient of a 2021 Whiting Award and, this fall, will join the Colorado College English Department as its newest member of the faculty. Please join us and welcome him to campus!


Tuesday, April 6, 5 pm. Sammi LaBue

Join us for the announcement of the winners of the 2021 Adelaide Bender Reville James Yaffe Prize for Short Fiction by judge Sammi LaBue, the author of the creative writer’s guided journal, Words in Progress (DK Sept 2020), and the founder of Fledgling Writing Workshops, which hosts generative courses online and in person in Brooklyn. You can find some of her poems, essays, and fiction in Literary Hub, PANK, Glamour, Hobart, The Feminist Wire and beyond. She earned her MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts and is currently at work on a dual memoir alongside her mother.


Tuesday, April 13, 5 pm. Carola Lovering • POSTPONED

Join us for a reading and conversation with alum Carola Lovering from her new book, "Too Good To Be True" a love story about two marriages and three versions of the truth! Lovering's work has appeared in New York Magazine, W Magazine, National Geographic, Outside, and she is the author of the previous novel "Tell Me Lies."

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