Spring Creative Writing Events

  • Sigrid Nunez

    Annie Sonnenblick Visiting Writer

    Wednesday, April 27th, 6:00 PM

    Sigrid Nunez has published eight novels, most recently, What Are You Going Through. She is also the author of Sempre Susan: A Memoir of Susan Sontag. Her novel The Friend, a New York Times bestseller, won the 2018 National Book Award. Nunez’s other honors and awards include a Whiting Writer’s Award, a Berlin Prize Fellowship, the Rosenthal Family Foundation Award, the Rome Prize in Literature, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and induction as a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She has contributed to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Paris Review, Harper’s, and London Review of Books, among others, and her anthology credits span four Pushcart Prize volumes, four collections of Asian-American literature, and inclusion in The Best American Short Stories (2019). Her work has been published in thirty countries. Nunez currently teaches in the MFA program in creative writing at Hunter College.
  • Cameron Awkward-Rich

    Jacob Julien Visiting Writer

    Wednesday, February 16th, 6:00 PM

    Cameron Awkward-Rich is the author of two collections of poetry: Sympathetic Little Monster (Ricochet Editions, 2016) and Dispatch (Persea Books, 2019). His work has been supported by fellowships from Cave Canem, The Watering Hole, and the Lannan Foundation. Presently, he is an assistant professor of Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His book, The Terrible We: Thinking with Trans Maladjustment, is forthcoming from Duke University Press in Fall 2022.
  • Joss Lake

    Jacob Julien Visiting Writer

    Wednesday, February 16th, 6:00 PM

    Joss Lake is a trans writer and educator based in New York whose work has been supported by Queens Council of the Arts, Women and Performance Studies Collective, the Watermill Center, and Columbia University. His debut novel, Future Feeling, was published by Soft Skull Press, featured in the “New & Noteworthy” section of The New York Times Book Review, recommended by Ms. Magazine, and cited by Wired as a “must-read book.” Deeply passionate about social justice, the literary community, and good coffee, he runs a literary sauna series called Trans at Rest and lives with his dog, Violet.
  • Valeria Luiselli

    Joan Jakobson Visiting Writer

    Wednesday, March 23rd, 6:00 PM

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