Visiting Writers and Speakers, Fall 2014 and Spring 2015
Friday, 3:30 p.m. September 5, 2014, Union Little Theatre
Camille Dungy is the author of three poetry collections: Smith Blue (winner of the 2010 Crab Orchard Open Book Prize), Suck on the Marrow, and What to Eat, What to Drink, What to Leave for Poison. She is a professor at Colorado State University.
Thursday, 5:30 p.m. October 2, 2014, All Faiths Chapel
Phil Klay is the author of Redeployment, which was shortlisted for the 2014 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award. Klay, a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, served in Iraq's Anbar Province from January 2007 to February 2008 as a Public Affairs Officer.
Kenneth Price and Amanda Gailey
Friday, 4:00 p.m. October 3, 2014, Hemisphere Room, Hale Library
Kenneth Price (professor of English, co-director of Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, and editor of The Walt Whitman Archive) and Amanda Gailey (assistant professor and editor of the new project titled The Tar Baby and the Tomahawk: Race and Ethnic Images in American Children's Literature, 1880-1939) will offer presentations on their respective digital humanities and literature projects at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Price will speak on "'Many Long Dumb Voices...Clarified and Transfigured': The Walt Whitman Archive and the Scholarly Edition in the Digital Age"; Gailey will speak on "Editing a Troubled Past: The Case of The Tar Baby and the Tomahawk." Sponsored by the Department of English and K-State Libraries.
Sunday, 4:00 p.m. November 2, 2014, Hemisphere Room, Hale Library
Scott McCloud presents "Comics and the Art of Visual Communication." Comics is finally coming of age as an artistic and literary form. Now this once-maligned medium of expression is poised for new opportunities, thanks to a mutating media environment and a potential revolution in visual education. Author and comics artist Scott McCloud shines a light on these and other fascinating trends in a fast-moving visual presentation. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Department of English and K-State Libraries.
Friday, 3:30 p.m. November 7, 2014, Leadership Studies Town Hall
Hester Kaplan is the author of two story collections, Unravished and The Edge of Marriage, and two novels, Kinship Theory and The Tell. She is on the faculty of Lesley University’s Low Residency MFA Program
Friday, 3:30 p.m. March 6, 2015, Union Little Theatre
Poe Ballantine is the author of three works of nonfiction, Things I Like About America, 501 Minutes to Christ, and Love & Terror on the Howling Plains of Nowhere, and two novels, God Clobbers Us All and Decline of the Lawrence Welk Empire. He lives in Chadron, Nebraska.
Friday, 3:30 p.m. March 27, 2015, Union Little Theatre
Justin Torres is the author of We the Animals, a New York Times bestseller. He currently teaches at Columbia University, in Lesley University's Low Residency MFA Program, and at The Writers' Foundry MFA Program at St. Joseph's College.