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Raymond Carver Reading Series Coming Events

Bryan Washington

Save to Google calendar  Save to desktop calendar    Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 5:30 PM


Price: Free


Gifford Auditorium, Huntington Beard Crouse Hall
Syracuse University, Syracuse

Bryan Washington is the author of Lot (Riverhead) and the forthcoming Memorial (Riverhead). He has written for The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, The New York Times Style Magazine, BuzzFeed, the BBC, Vulture, The Paris Review, Boston Review, Tin House, One Story, Bon Appétit, MUNCHIES, American Short Fiction, GQ, FADER, The Awl, The Believer, Hazlitt, and Catapult. He is a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 recipient, and the winner of the O. Henry Award.

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


Diana Khoi Nguyen

Save to Google calendar  Save to desktop calendar    Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 5:30 PM


Price: Free


Gifford Auditorium, Huntington Beard Crouse Hall
Syracuse University, Syracuse

A poet and multimedia artist, Diana Khoi Nguyen is the author of Ghost Of (2018), which was selected by Terrance Hayes for the Omnidawn Open Contest. In addition to winning the 92Y "Discovery" / Boston Review Poetry Contest, 2019 Kate Tufts Discovery Award and Colorado Book Award, she was also a finalist for the National Book Award and L.A. Times Book Prize. A Kundiman fellow, she is currently a writer-in-residence at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and teaches in the Randolph College MFA.

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


Ilya Kaminsky

Save to Google calendar  Save to desktop calendar    Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 5:30 PM


Price: Free


Gifford Auditorium, Huntington Beard Crouse Hall
Syracuse University, Syracuse

Ilya Kaminsky was born in Odessa, former Soviet Union in 1977, and arrived to the United States in 1993, when his family was granted asylum by the American government. He is the author of Deaf Republic (Graywolf Press) and Dancing In Odessa (Tupelo Press). He has also co-edited and co-translated many other books, including Ecco Anthology of International Poetry (Harper Collins) and Dark Elderberry Branch: Poems of Marina Tsvetaeva (Alice James Books). His awards include the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Whiting Writer's Award, the American Academy of Arts and Letters' Metcalf Award, Lannan Foundation's Fellowship and the NEA Fellowship. Dancing In Odessa was named the Best Book of the Year by Foreword magazine. Deaf Republic was a finalist for 2019 National Book Award, Forward Prize (UK) and T.S. Eliot Prize (UK). Currently, he holds the Bourne Chair in Poetry at Georgia Institute of Technology and lives in Atlanta.

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


Jenny Offill

Save to Google calendar  Save to desktop calendar    Wednesday, April 22, 2020, 5:30 PM


Price: Free


Gifford Auditorium, Huntington Beard Crouse Hall
Syracuse University, Syracuse

Jenny Offill is the author of the novels Last Things (a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and a finalist for the L.A. Times First Book Award), and Dept. of Speculation, which was shortlisted for the Folio Prize, the Pen Faulkner Award and the International Dublin Award. Her third novel, Weather, is forthcoming from Knopf in February 2020. She is also the author of four children's books, most recently Sparky. With Elissa Schappell, she co-edited the anthologies The Friend Who Got Away and Money Changes Everything.

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


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