Before the CWS evening keynotes, there are lunchtime chats with students. Reporter Nalana La Framboise fills us in on the most recent.
Severe winter weather shut down the campus on Thursday, Feb. 7 when the event was to happen.
Elizabeth Walztoni writes on the latest Contemporary Writers event, which featured fiction writer and journalist Desiree Cooper.
“Writing for young adults, Kiely has — in his recent work — addressed contemporary problems such as sexism and white supremacy.” Kiely will read from his work on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Wege Ballroom.
“Poet and documentary filmmaker Levi Romero will be on campus Wednesday, April 11 for the fourth and final event of the twenty-second season of the Contemporary Writers Series.”
“Facing a packed Wege Ballroom … Blum did not read from any of her work. Instead, she became a book herself — an interactive one, with illustrations — as she spoke.”
One thing you might miss out on if you go to a small, private, liberal arts school instead of a larger university is the chance to watch active writers read from their work. Poet Linda Nemec Foster (’72) remembered lacking that experience when she was at Aquinas College, so she and her husband, Dr. Tony Foster (’73), worked to start the college’s Contemporary Writers Series in 1997.
Naomi Shihab Nye is the final author to be featured in the current season of the Contemporary Writers series.
Poet, memoirist, fiction writer and literary activist Luis J. Rodriguez captivated the audience with the truth he shared on Feb. 22 for the Contemporary Writers Series.
Don’t miss the next Contemporary Writers Series event. Luis J. Rodriguez will be reading from his work on Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m.