Poet Michael Collier, director of the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and former poet laureate of Maryland, is the first speaker for the 11th season of Hofstra’s Great Writers, Great Readings Series, sponsored by the English Department and the MFA in Creative Writing Program. This reading and book signing will take place Tuesday, October 14, at 7 p.m. at the Rochelle and Irwin A. Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, 10th Floor, South Campus. Admission is free and open to the public.Mr. Collier, a professor of creative writing at the University of Maryland, is the recipient of the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Award for Literature and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. His books of poetry include An Individual History, The Clasp and Other Poems, The Folded Heart, The Neighbor, The Ledge, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Dark Wild Realm.
Other Great Writers, Great Readings events this fall:
Jeffrey K. Eugenides is a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and short story writer. His works include The Virgin Suicides, which was adapted into a feature film directed by Sofia Coppola; Middlesex, for which he received the Pulitzer; and The Marriage Plot, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He teaches creative writing at Princeton University. (Photo ©Gaspar Tringale)
The film adaptation of The Virgin Suicides, will be screened at the Student Center Theater, North Campus, on Thursday, November 6, at 6:15 p.m. Admission is free and the screening is open to the public.
Co-sponsored with Hofstra’s Irish Studies Program. Belinda McKeon received acclaim for her 2011 debut novel, Solace, which was named a Kirkus Outstanding Debut and Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards, as well as winner of the Sunday Independent Best Newcomer Award. Her writing has been published in journals including The Paris Review, The Guardian and The Dublin Review, and she has also covered the arts for The Irish Times for more than 10 years. (Photo © Hiroki Kobayashi)