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ENGLISH WRITING EVENTS 

Readings in Fiction, Non-fiction and Poetry

Fall 2017 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2017 | RUSSELL HOUSE | 6:00 P.M.

Gaiutra Bahadur headshot

Gaiutra Bahadur is the author of Coolie Woman: The Odyssey of Indenture. The book was shortlisted for the UK's Orwell Prize, the international literary award for artful political writing. She has won residencies and fellowships for creative nonfiction from the MacDowell Artists Colony, Harvard's W.E.B. Du Bois Institute and the Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Center in Italy, among others. Her debut fiction, the short story “The Stained Veil,” was first published by the Commonwealth Writers Foundation in London and is forthcoming in the anthologies Go Home! (New York: The Feminist Press at CUNY, 2018) and The Red Hen Anthology of Contemporary Indian Writing (Pasadena, California: Red Hen Press, 2019).

Bahadur’s journalism and literary criticism have appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The Nation, The Virginia Quarterly Review, Lapham’s Quarterly and Dissent Magazine, among other publications. For her decade's work as a daily newspaper staff writer, she was awarded a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard in 2007-2008.

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Kaitlyn Greenidge headshot

Kaitlyn Greenidge received her MFA from Hunter College, where she studied with Nathan Englander and Peter Carey, and was Colson Whitehead’s writing assistant as part of the Hertog Research Fellowship. Greenidge was the recipient of the Bernard Cohen Short Story Prize. She was a Bread Loaf scholar, a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace artist-in-residence, and a Johnson State College visiting emerging writer. Her work has appeared in the Believer, the Feminist Wire, At Length, Fortnight Journal, Green Mountains Review, Afrobeat Journal, the Tottenville Review and American Short Fiction. Originally from Boston. 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2017 | RUSSELL HOUSE | 6:00 P.M.

Layli Long Soldier headshot

Layli Long Soldier is a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe. She has served as a contributing editor of Drunken Boat. Her poems have appeared in The American Poet, The American Reader and The Kenyon Review Online. She is the recipient of the 2015 Native Arts and Cultures Foundation National Artist Fellowship, a 2015 Lannan Literary Fellowship and a 2016 Whiting Award. Her newest collection of poems “WHEREAS” was published by Graywolf Press March 2017.