Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 7:30
Sandra Beasley is the author of I Was the Jukebox, winner of the Barnard Women Poets Prize, and Theories of Falling, winner of the New Issues Poetry Prize. Other honors for her work include selection for the 2010 Best American Poetry, the University of Mississippi Summer Poet in Residence position, a DCCAH Artist Fellowship, the Friends of Literature Prize from the Poetry Foundation, and the Maureen Egen Exchange Award from Poets & Writers. Her most recent book is Don’t Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales from an Allergic Life, a memoir and cultural history of food allergy. She lives in Washington, DC; this spring she is in Hickory, NC, serving as the Visiting Writer at Lenoir-Rhyne University.
Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 7:30
Rebecca McClanahan is an award-winning writer of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Her tenth book, The Tribal Knot, a multi-generational memoir, will be published this spring by Indiana University Press. She has also published five books of poetry and a suite of essays, The Riddle Song and Other Rememberings, winner of the Glasgow prize in nonfiction. Her three books of writing instruction include Word Painting: A Guide to Writing More Descriptively, which is used as a text in numerous writing programs.
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