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Raymond Carver Reading Series Coming Events

Jonathan Dee

Save to Google calendar  Save to desktop calendar    Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 5:30 PM


Price: Free


Gifford Auditorium, Huntington Beard Crouse Hall
Syracuse University, Syracuse

Jonathan Dee is the author of seven novels, most recently The Locals. His novel The Privileges was a finalist for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize and winner of the 2011 Prix Fitzgerald and the St. Francis College Literary Prize. A former contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, a senior editor of The Paris Review, and a National Magazine Award–nominated literary critic for Harper's, he has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. He lives in Syracuse.

The reading will be preceded by a question and answer session from 3:45-4:30 pm.


Terrance Hayes, the Richard Elman Visiting Writer

Save to Google calendar  Save to desktop calendar    Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 5:30 PM


Price: Free


Gifford Auditorium, Huntington Beard Crouse Hall
Syracuse University, Syracuse

Terrance Hayes is the author of American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassins, a finalist for the 2018 National Book Award in Poetry; To Float In The Space Between: Drawings and Essays in Conversation with Etheridge Knight; How to Be Drawn; Lighthead, which won the 2010 National Book Award for poetry; Muscular Music, which won the Kate Tufts Discovery Award; Hip Logic, winner of the 2001 National Poetry Series, and Wind in a Box. Artist-in-residence at New York University, Hayes currently resides in New York City.

The reading will be preceded by a question and answer session from 3:45-4:30 pm.


Layli Long Soldier

Save to Google calendar  Save to desktop calendar    Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 5:30 PM


Price: Free


Gifford Auditorium, Huntington Beard Crouse Hall
Syracuse University, Syracuse

Layli Long Soldier earned a BFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts and an MFA with honors from Bard College. She is the author of the chapbook Chromosomory (2010) and the full-length collection Whereas (2017), which won the National Books Critics Circle award and was a finalist for the National Book Award. She has been a contributing editor to Drunken Boat and poetry editor at Kore Press; in 2012, her participatory installation, Whereas We Respond, was featured on the Pine Ridge Reservation. In 2015, Long Soldier was awarded a National Artist Fellowship from the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation and a Lannan Literary Fellowship for Poetry. She was awarded a Whiting Writer's Award in 2016.

Long Soldier is a citizen of the Oglala Lakota Nation and lives in Santa Fe, NM.

The reading will be preceded by a question and answer session from 3:45-4:30 pm.


Karan Mahajan, the Don MacNaughton Reader

Save to Google calendar  Save to desktop calendar    Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 5:30 PM


Price: Free


Gifford Auditorium, Huntington Beard Crouse Hall
Syracuse University, Syracuse

Karan Mahajan grew up in New Delhi, India, and moved to the US for college. His first novel, Family Planning (2008), was a finalist for the International Dylan Thomas Prize. It was published in nine countries. His second novel, The Association of Small Bombs (2016), was a finalist for the 2016 National Book Awards and was named one of the "10 Best Books of 2016" by The New York Times.

Karan's writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker Online, The New Republic and other venues. He is a fellow at the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library.

The reading will be preceded by a question and answer session from 3:45-4:30 pm.


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