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Chad Abushanab Reading

Sep. 25, 2019—Vanderbilt Creative Writing Gertrude & Harold S. Vanderbilt Visiting Writers Series Chad Abushanab  is the winner of the 2018 Donald Justice Poetry Prize. His debut poetry collection, The Last Visit, was published by Autumn House Press in March 2019. His poems have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Believer, Best New Poets, Birmingham Poetry Review, Ecotone, Southern Poetry Review, Measure: A...

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Martha Serpas Reading CANCELED

Sep. 25, 2019—*We regret to announce that this visit has been canceled. Vanderbilt Creative Writing Gertrude & Harold S. Vanderbilt Visiting Writers Series Martha Serpas is the author of three collections of poetry, The Diener (LSU); The Dirty Side of the Storm (Norton); and Côte Blanche (New Issues). Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Nation, Southwest Review, and Image: A Journal of...

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Charles D’Ambrosio Reading

Sep. 25, 2019—Vanderbilt Creative Writing Gertrude & Harold S. Vanderbilt Visiting Writers Series Charles D’Ambrosio is the author of two books of fiction, The Point and Other Stories and The Dead Fish Museum, and two collections of essays, Orphans, and Loitering: New & Collected Essays. Many of his stories originally appeared in The New Yorker, and he...

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Samantha Hunt Reading

Sep. 25, 2019—Vanderbilt Creative Writing Gertrude & Harold S. Vanderbilt Visiting Writers Series Samantha Hunt was born in Pound Ridge, New York, the daughter of a painter and an editor. Her novel about Nikola Tesla, The Invention of Everything Else, was a finalist for the Orange Prize and winner of the Bard Fiction Prize. Her first novel,...

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Reading Aloud: Advice from Audible Hall of Famer Dion Graham

Sep. 23, 2019—  An Event Sponsored by the Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa and Vanderbilt’s Creative Writing Program   OCTOBER 11 @ 12 Noon Central Library, Poetry Room   Lunch will be available or you may bring your own.   Come hear Dion Graham, the Voice of Dave Eggers, Octavia Butler, and others. Graham’s warm, empathetic...

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April Reading Postponed

Apr. 9, 2019—Please note: the Beth Bachmann and Kate Daniels reading has been postponed until Fall 2019.

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Save the Dates: Readings in the 2019 to 2020 Academic Year

Jun. 19, 2018—All readings at 7pm unless otherwise noted. Fall readings will be held in Buttrick Hall, Room 101 Sign up for the mailing list for the most up-to-date information.

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“Why Lorrie Moore Writes” in The New Republic

Jun. 19, 2018—  Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English Lorrie Moore, the author of three novels and four collections of short stories, published a new collection of essays and reviews this April from Penguin Random House. The collection, See What Can Be Done, is Moore’s first book of nonfiction. Click here to read the article.

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April 20: Graduating MFA Student Reading

Apr. 20, 2018—7:00 p.m., April 20, Buttrick Hall 101 Join us for a reading by five members of the MFA class of 2018. Poets: Stephanie Davis, Cydnee Devereaux, and Sophia Stid. Fiction writers: Carla Diaz and Alina Grabowski. Sponsored by the Department of English

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Lorrie Moore publishes new book of nonfiction

Mar. 29, 2018—Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English Lorrie Moore, the author of three novels and four collections of short stories, published a new collection of essays and reviews coming on April 3, from Penguin Random House. The collection, See What Can Be Done, is Moore’s first book of nonfiction. Moore has received several honors for her work,...

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