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Susan Glaspell Writers & Critics Series

 

‌2021-2022 Schedule

This series is sponsored by the Drake English Department and made possible by a grant from the Drake University Center for the Humanities. All events are free and open to the public. If you have any questions regarding Writers & Critics Events, please contact Leah Huizar at leah.huizar@drake.edu or Carol Spaulding-Kruse at carol.spaulding@drake.edu.

 

Drake Writers Night
Cohosted by Periphery and Writers and Critics
Thursday, October 28, 2021
Location: Medbury Honors Lounge
Time: 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Bring your brief stories, flash nonfiction, poems, and hybrid forms. Halloween themes encouraged, so bring your newest tale of terror, ghostly encounters, witchy meditations. Or bring your finest work or work-in-progress. Bring any creative work, on theme or not. All are welcome.

Advanced sign-up not required
3-5 mins time slots

 

Angela Hume: Author and Poet
Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Location: Reading Room, Cowles Library
Time: 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Angela Hume is a poet, critic, and feminist historian. She is the author of the poetry books Interventions for Women (Omnidawn, 2021) and Middle Time(Omnidawn, 2016). She also co-edited the book Ecopoetics: Essays in the Field (U of Iowa P, 2018). Angela is at work on two related nonfiction books: Deep Care, a story of the feminist self-help movement in the Bay Area (AK Press, 2023); and Lyric Self-help, a literary critical study of American women and queer health activist poets who have inspired today’s environmental and health justice movements. She lives in Berkeley, California.

 

Christopher Harris: Filmmaker and Film Scholar
Thursday, March 10, 2022
Location: Cowles Library Reading Room
Time: 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Christopher Harris employs a wide variety of technical and formal approaches in his films and installations, including manually and photo-chemically altered appropriated moving images, staged re-enactments and interrogations of documentary conventions. His work has appeared widely at festivals, museums and cinematheques from solo screenings at the Museum of Modern Art, the Locarno Film Festival, and Arsenal Berlin to group screenings at the New York Film Festival, the International Film Festival Rotterdam, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, among many others. His honors include a Creative Capital Award and fellowships from Radcliffe, Chrysalis, and Alpert/MacDowell. Writing about his work has appeared in Film Comment, BOMB Magazine and Film Quarterly as well as numerous books and journals. Harris lives just outside of Iowa City, IA where he is the F. Wendell Miller Associate Professor and Head of Film and Video Production in the Department of Cinematic Arts at the University of Iowa.

 

Drake Writers Night
Thursday, April 14, 2022
Location: Medbury Honors Lounge
Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm 

Bring your brief stories, flash nonfiction, poems, and hybrid forms. Halloween themes encouraged, so bring your newest tale of terror, ghostly encounters, witchy meditations. Or bring your finest work or work-in-progress. Bring any creative work, on theme or not. All are welcome.

Advanced sign-up not required
3-5 mins time slots

 

Anthony Cody: Author
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Location: Cowles Library Reading Room
Time: 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Anthony Cody is the author of Borderland Apocrypha (Omnidawn, 2020), winner of the 2018 Omnidawn Open Book Contest selected by Mei-mei Berssenbrugge. His debut won a 2021 American Book Award, a 2020 Southwest Book Award, and was recognized as a 2020 Poets & Writers debut poet. His collection was named a finalist for the National Book Award in Poetry, the PEN America / Jean Stein Book Award, the California Book Award, the LA Times Book Award in Poetry, as well as longlisted for The Believer Magazine 2020 Editor's Award in Poetry. A CantoMundo fellow from Fresno, California, Anthony has lineage in both the Bracero Program and the Dust Bowl. His poetry has appeared in Poets.Org: Poem-A-Day Series, Gulf Coast, Ninth Letter, Prairie Schooner, TriQuarterly, The Colorado Review, The Boiler, ctrl+v journal, Poetry, Magma (UK), among others. He has received fellowships from CantoMundo and Community of Writers, as well as won the inaugural 2020 CantoMundo Guzmán Mendoza / Paredez Fellowship, selected by Aracelis Girmay, for his manuscript The Rendering, forthcoming from Omnidawn in Spring 2023. Anthony co-edited How Do I Begin?: A Hmong American Literary Anthology (Heyday, 2011), as well as co-edited and co-translated Juan Felipe Herrera’s Akrílica (Noemi, 2022) alongside Farid Matuk and Carmen Giménez. He collaborates with Juan Felipe Herrera and the Laureate Lab Visual Wordist Studio, and serves as an associate poetry editor for Noemi Press and a poetry editor for Omnidawn.

 

 

 

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