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Raymond Carver Reading Series Coming Events

Jonathan Dee

Save to Google calendar  Save to desktop calendar    Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 5:00 PM


Price: Free


Gifford Auditorium, Huntington Beard Crouse Hall
Syracuse University, Syracuse

Jonathan Dee is the author of eight novels, including Sugar Street and The Privileges, which won the St. Francis College Literary Prize and the Prix Fitzgerald and was a finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize. A National Magazine Award-nominated critic for Harper's and The New Yorker, a former Contributing Writer for The New York Times Magazine, and a former Senior Editor of The Paris Review, he has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation.

The reading will be preceded by a question-and-answer session at 4:00.


Ashley Farmer

Save to Google calendar  Save to desktop calendar    Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 5:00 PM


Price: Free


Gifford Auditorium, Huntington Beard Crouse Hall
Syracuse University, Syracuse

Ashley Farmer is the author of the essay collection Dear Damage (Sarabande Books, 2022), winner of the 2020 Series in Kentucky Literature, as well as three other books. Her work has been published in places like Gay Magazine, TriQuarterly, The Progressive, Santa Monica Review, Buzzfeed, Flaunt, Nerve, Potomac Review, Gigantic, Salt Hill Journal, DIAGRAM, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of Ninth Letter's 2018 Literary Award in Creative Nonfiction, the Los Angeles Review's 2017 Short Fiction Award, and fellowships from Syracuse University and the Baltic Writing Residency. Ashley lives in Salt Lake City, UT with the writer Ryan Ridge.

The reading will be preceded by a question-and-answer session at 4:00.


Namwali Serpell

Save to Google calendar  Save to desktop calendar    Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 5:00 PM


Price: Free


Gifford Auditorium, Huntington Beard Crouse Hall
Syracuse University, Syracuse

Namwali Serpell was born in Lusaka. Her first novel, The Old Drift (Hogarth, 2019), won the Anisfield-Wolf Book prize for fiction "that confronts racism and explores diversity," the Arthur C. Clarke Award for science fiction, the Grand Prix des Associations Littéraires Prize for Belles-Lettres, and the L.A. Times' Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction. She is a co-recipient of a 2020 Windham-Campbell Prize for fiction (with Yiyun Li). In 2014, she was chosen as one of the Africa 39, a Hay Festival project to identify the most promising African writers under 40. In 2011, she received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award. Her novel, The Furrows, will be published in September of 2022 with Hogarth.

She is a Professor of English at Harvard University. Her book of essays, Stranger Faces (Transit Books, 2020), was long listed for a Believer Book Award for Nonfiction and a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism.

The reading will be preceded by a question-and-answer session at 4:00.


Vievee Francis

Save to Google calendar  Save to desktop calendar    Wednesday, December 7, 2022, 5:00 PM


Price: Free


Gifford Auditorium, Huntington Beard Crouse Hall
Syracuse University, Syracuse

Poet Vievee Francis is the author of The Shared World, which is forthcoming from Northwestern University Press; Forest Primeval (TriQuarterly Books, 2015), winner of the 2017 Kingsley Tufts Award; Horse in the Dark (Northwestern University Press, 2012), winner of the Cave Canem Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize; and Blue-Tail Fly (Wayne State University Press, 2006). Her work has appeared in numerous print and online journals, textbooks, and anthologies, including Poetry, Best American Poetry 2010, 2014, 2017, 2019, and Angles of Ascent: A Norton Anthology of Contemporary African American Poetry. She has been a participant in the Cave Canem Workshops, a Poet-in-Residence for the Alice Lloyd Scholars Program at the University of Michigan, and she teaches poetry writing in the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop (USA, UK, and Barbados). In 2009 she received a Rona Jaffe Writer's Award, and in 2010, a Kresge Fellowship. She is the recipient of the 2021 Aiken Taylor Award for Modern American Poetry.

The reading will be preceded by a question-and-answer session at 4:00.


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