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Visiting Writers and Speakers, Fall 2018 and Spring 2019


Beverly Lyon Clark

4:00 p.m., Friday, September 21, 2018, Union Flint Hills Room

Beverly Lyon Clark, professor at Wheaton College in Massachusetts, will speak on "The Littlest Woman? Picturing Alcott's Artistic Amy." Part of the 150th celebration of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women. More information at "Little Women at 150" and the K-State news release



Anne Boyd Rioux bookAnne Boyd Rioux

4:00 p.m., Friday, October 5, 2018, Tadtman Boardroom, Alumni Center

Anne Boyd Rioux, professor at the University of New Orleans, will speak on "Why Little Women Still Matters 150 Years Later." Part of the 150th celebration of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women. More information at "Little Women at 150" and the K-State news release.





Angela Flournoy

Angela Flournoy

3:30 p.m., Friday, October 26, 2018, Union Wildcat Chamber


CANCELLED due to weather on the East coast. New date will be announced in coming weeks.

Angela Flournoy, a fiction writer, will read from her work. Flournoy is the author of The Turner House, which was a finalist for the National Book Award and a New York Times notable book of the year. The novel was also a finalist for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction, and an NAACP Image Award. She is a National Book Foundation "5 Under 35" Honoree for 2015. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New York Times, The Nation, The Los Angeles Times, and elsewhere. A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, Flournoy received her undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California. She has taught at the University of Iowa, The New School, Columbia University and Princeton University. More information at http://www.angelaflournoy.com/.


 Dustin Parsons and Aimee NDustin Parsons and Aimee Nezhukumatathil

3:30 p.m. Friday, November 2, 2018, Union Wildcat Chamber

A reading by creative nonfiction author Dustin Parsons and poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil.

Dustin Parsons (M.A. 1999) is the author of Exploded View: Essays on Fatherhood, with Diagrams. He has an MFA from Bowling Green State University. He has previously served as the non-fiction editor of The Mid-American Review. Awards for his writing include an Ohio Arts Grant and a New York Fine Arts grant in creative non-fiction, the 2013 American Literary Review Prize in fiction, the 2014 fiction prize from The Laurel Review, and a "notable" in the 2014 Best American Essays. He teaches creative writing workshops and courses in American literature at University of Mississippi.

Aimee Nezhukumatathil is a professor of English in the University of Mississippi’s M.F.A. program. Her newest collection of poems is Oceanic. She is also the author of the forthcoming book of illustrated nature essays, Wolrd of Wonder (2019), and three previous poetry collection. She is the poetry editor of Orion magazine and her poems have appeared in the Best American Poetry2015 & 2018 series, American Poetry Review, New England Review, Poetry, Ploughshares, and Tin House. Honors include a poetry fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Pushcart Prize.





 Past Visiting Writers and Speakers