ach semester, the Department of English and Mass Communications sponsors poets, novelists, prose writers, or creative non-fiction authors to visit campus and present readings of their latest works. Past writers presented in the series have included Scott Hightower, John Gery, Richard Katrovas, Diane Vance, and Laurel Black. The readings are announced at the beginning of each semester and are free and open to the public
Announcing the 2014/2015 Wilson College Writers Series Events!
Thursday, October 2: A reading of work in honor of Alice MacKenzie Swaim ‘32
Thursday, November 13: Sharon Erby, author of the short-story collection Parallel (Harvard Square Editions, 2014)
Thursday, March 5: Hugh Martin
All readings will be held in the Patterson Lounge of Laird Hall. All begin at 7:00.
All Writers Series events are free and open to the public.
Alice MacKenzie Swaim ’32 Writers Series Event Details
DATE: Thursday, October 2
PLACE: Patterson Lounge, Laird Hall
“Welcome and Speaker Introductions” – Michael G. Cornelius, Chair, Department of English and Communications, Wilson College
“Introducing Alice MacKenzie Swaim: A Poet for the Ages” – Joan Prescott, author of A Poet for the Ages
“First Reading” – Jamie McCauley ‘05, M.A. ’15, Winner of the Joanne Harrison Hopkins Prize for Imaginative Writing
“Alice from the Archives” – Leigh Rupinksi, College Archivist, C. Elizabeth Boyd '33 Archives, Wilson College
“Second Reading” – Sharon Erby, Adjunct Assistant Professor of English, Wilson College, author of Parallel (Harvard Square Editions)
“Alice MacKenzie Swaim: A Critical Perspective” – Michael G. Cornelius
“Third Reading” – Patrick Fox, ’16, Winner of the William and Ivy Saylor Prize for Poetry
“Closing Thoughts” – Joan Prescott
Reception to follow.
Sponsored by the Department of English and Communications of Wilson College, Office of Alumnae/i Relations, and the Heritage Committee of the Alumnae Association of Wilson College.
Please keep each reading/presentation to no more than 5 minutes (Joan, this gives you ten minutes total, so you can plan accordingly.) Readers, you will given some selections of poetry to choose from.