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Readings in Fiction, Non-fiction and Poetry

Spring 2017 


WEDNESDAY, February 8, 2017 | Russell House | 8 P.M.

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Lisa Locascio

Lisa Locascio's work has appeared in n+1, The Believer, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Tin House Flash Fridays, Bookforum, and many other journals and magazines. Co-publisher of the international fiction magazine Joyland and editor of the ekphrastic collaboration project 7x7, Lisa is the editor of the anthology Golden State 2017: The Best New Fiction and Nonfiction from California, which will be published in 2017 by Outpost19 Books. Her novel Jutland Gothic will be published by Grove Atlantic in 2018.


Tiphanie Yanique headshot Tiphanie Yanique

Tiphanie Yanique is the author of the poetry collection, Wife, which won the 2016 Bocas Prize in Caribbean poetry and the United Kingdom’s 2016 Forward/Felix Dennis Prize for a First Collection. Tiphanie is also the author of the novel, Land of Love and Drowning, which won the 2014 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Award from the Center for Fiction, the Phillis Wheatley Award for Pan-African Literature, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Rosenthal Family Foundation Award, and was listed by NPR as one of the Best Book of 2014. Land of Love and Drowning was also a finalist for the Orion Award in Environmental Literature and the Hurston-Wright Legacy Award.  She is also the author of a collection of stories, How to Escape from a Leper Colony, which won her a listing as one of the National Book Foundation's 5Under35.  Her writing has also won the Bocas Award for Caribbean Fiction, the Boston Review Prize in Fiction, a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers Award, a Pushcart Prize, a Fulbright Scholarship and an Academy of American Poet's Prize. She has been listed by the Boston Globe as one of the sixteen cultural figures to watch out for and her writing has been published in the New York Times, Best African American Fiction, The Wall Street Journal, American Short Fiction and other places.

Millett Fellow Reading 

WEDNESDAY, February 15, 2017 | Memorial Chapel | 8 P.M.

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Millett Fellow, Susan Choi

Susan Choi is the author of four novels, including most recently My Education. Her first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her third novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. In 2010 she was named the inaugural recipient of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award. 

Neel Mukherjee Reading

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 2017 | Russell House | 8:00 P.M.

Neel Mukherjee headshotNeel Mukherjee

Neel Mukherjee's first novel, A Life Apart (2010), won the Writers' Guild of Great Britain Award for best fiction. His second novel, The Lives of Others (2014), was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, the Costa Award, and won the Encore Prize for best second novel. His third novel, A State of Freedom, is out in the USA in January 2018. He lives in London.

Readings by Prize-Winning Wesleyan Poets

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 2017 | Russell House | 8:00 P.M.

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Please join us as we celebrate the winners of the English Department’s Sophie Reed Prize! The prize winning Wesleyan student poets will read from their own work. In addition, the English Department will print a booklet of prize winners’ poems. Congratulations to all the winners on thier accomplishment.

Readings by Prize-Winning Wesleyan Writers

WEDNESDAY, May 10, 2017 | Russell House | 8:00 P.M.

Writers Prize Poster

Please join us to celebrate Wesleyan student Writing Prize Winners. Winners will be reading from a piece of their work. Congratulations to all the winners on thier accomplishment.