School navigation

English

Events

View Past Events

November 12th, 2018

  • Alix Ohlin 6:00pm: A Fiction Reading by Alix Ohlin
    Alix Ohlin published her debut novel The Missing Person in 2006, and followed up with the short story collection Babylon and Other Stories in 2007. Her second novel, Inside, and her second short story collection, Signs and Wonders, were both published on the same day in 2012.  She is the chair of The University of British Columbia’s creative writing program in Vancouver, British Columbia. 

November 14th, 2018

  • Source: Bangor Daily News 5:00pm: Gender and the Role of War Literature in Shaping Collective Memory: The Wartime Writings of Mary Borden
    A Dixon Award Presentation by Katie Mitcheltree
    Female voices are under-represented in the poetry of World War I, in part because of the belief that those who have not experienced combat cannot understand it, and therefore cannot communicate it to others. According to this “combat gnosticism,” only soldiers who fought in the trenches can write war poetry. But what of those non-combatants who worked close enough to the front that they were under direct threat from gunfire and artillery? What of those who dealt directly with the bloody aftermath of the war’s most devastating battles? Mary Borden, who published several poems while working at a field hospital on the Western front, is one such case.

February 7th, 2019

  • Natalie Diaz 6:00pm: A Poetry Reading by Natalie Diaz
    Natalie Diaz was born and raised in the Fort Mojave Indian Village in Needles, California, on the banks of the Colorado River. She is Mojave and an enrolled member of the Gila River Indian Tribe. Her first poetry collection, When My Brother Was an Aztec, was published by Copper Canyon Press. She is a Lannan Literary Fellow and a Native Arts Council Foundation Artist Fellow. She was awarded a Bread Loaf Fellowship, the Holmes National Poetry Prize, a Hodder Fellowship, and a PEN/Civitella Ranieri Foundation Residency, as well as being awarded a US Artists Ford Fellowship. Diaz teaches at the Arizona State University Creative Writing MFA program. 

April 1st, 2019

  • Fady Joudah 6:00pm: A Poetry Reading by Fady Joudah
    Fady Joudah has published four collections of poems, The Earth in the AtticAlight, a book-long sequence of short poems composed on a cell phone, Textu, whose meter is cellphone character count; and, most recently, Footnotes in the Order of Disappearance. He has translated several collections of poetry from Arabic. He was a winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets competition in 2007 and has received a PEN Translation Award, a Banipal/Times Literary Supplement Prize from the UK, the Griffin Poetry Prize, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He lives in Houston, with his wife and kids, where he practices internal medicine.