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Visiting Writers and Speakers, Fall 2013 and Spring 2014


Roxane Gay

Roxane Gay

Friday, 3:30 p.m. September 20, 2013, Union Little Theatre

 

Roxane Gay’s writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Best American Short Stories 2012, American Short Fiction, Virginia Quarterly Review, The New York Times Book Review, and elsewhere. Her novel, An Untamed State, will be published by Grove Atlantic, and her essay collection, Bad Feminist, will be published by Harper Perennial, both in 2014. She is an associate professor at Eastern Illinois University. 

 


Shane Seely

Shane Seely

Friday, 3:30 p.m. October 4, 2013, Union Little Theatre

 

Shane Seely’s book of poems, The Snowbound House, won the 2008 Philip Levine Prize for Poetry and was published by Anhinga Press in 2009. In 2012, Slash Pine Press published his chapbook, History Here Requires Balboa. He teaches in the MFA program at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. 

 


Suzanne Roberts

Suzanne Roberts

Friday, 3:30 p.m. March 7, 2014, Union Little Theatre

 

Suzanne Roberts is the author of Almost Somewhere: Twenty-Eight Days on the John Muir Trail (winner of the 2012 National Outdoor Book Award) and four collections of poetry. She was named “The Next Great Travel Writer” by National Geographic's Traveler magazine. She teaches at Lake Tahoe Community College and for the low-residency MFA Program in Creative Writing at Sierra Nevada College.

 

 



Julianna Baggott

Julianna Baggott

Friday, 3:30 p.m. April 4, 2014, Union Little Theatre

 

Julianna Baggott is the author of nineteen books, which appear under her own name as well as the pen names Bridget Asher and N.E. Bode. Most notably, she’s the author of the Pure trilogy (Pure, Fuse, and Burn), the national bestseller Girl Talk, and three collections of poetry. She is an associate professor at Florida State University's College of Motion Picture Arts