2017 Season

Our 2017 season features Susan Orlean, David Kirby and Peter Meinke, Chris Abani, and Chris Bachelder and Jay Hopler, who are two finalists for the 2016 National Book Awards.

A Look Back at the 2017 Winter With the Writers Season

Morgan McConnell recaps the 2017 Season.
Read Recap

February 23, 2017
Jay Hopler and Chris Bachelder: Joint Reading, On-stage Interview, and Signing
February 23, 2017
Chris Bachelder and Jay Hopler: Joint Reading, On-stage Interview, and Signing
February 16, 2017
Chris Abani: Reading, On-Stage Interview, and Signing
February 9, 2017
David Kirby: Reading, On-stage Interview, and Signing

Speakers

  • February 2, 2017
    Susan Orlean: Reading, On-stage Interview, and Signing
    The New York Times bestselling author Susan Orlean has been called “a national treasure” by The Washington Post.
  • February 9, 2017
    Peter Meinke: Reading, On-stage Interview, and Signing
    Poet Laureate of Florida. His work has received many national awards, among them two NEA Fellowships, a Fulbright Professorship, and three awards from the Poetry Society of America.
  • February 9, 2017
    David Kirby: Reading, On-stage Interview, and Signing
    Author of Little Richard: The Birth of Rock ‘n’ Roll, which the Times Literary Supplement of London called “a hymn of praise to the emancipatory power of nonsense.”
  • February 16, 2017
    Chris Abani: Reading, On-Stage Interview, and Signing
    Abani’s fiction includes The Secret History of Las Vegas (Penguin 2014), nominated for the Hurston/Wright 2015 Legacy Award, Song For Night (2007), The Virgin of Flames (2007), Becoming Abigail (2006)
  • February 23, 2017
    Jay Hopler and Chris Bachelder: Joint Reading, On-stage Interview, and Signing
    Author of Green Squall and The Abridged History of Rainfall. 2016 National Book Award finalist.
  • February 23, 2017
    Chris Bachelder and Jay Hopler: Joint Reading, On-stage Interview, and Signing
    2016 National Book Awards Finalist with his fourth novel The Throwback Special.

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Carol Frost, Director
Department of English
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