2023-2024 访问ing Writers

Chaitali森
September 19 at 6pm
Location: Carter Auditorium (JBWS 186)

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Chaitali森 is the author of the novel The Pathless Sky (Europa Editions 2015) 和 the story collection A New Race of Men from Heaven (Sarab和e Books 2023), chosen by Danielle Evans as the winner of the 2021 Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction. Her stories 和 essays have been published by American Short Fiction, 大道, 弹射器, Colorado Review, 群落交错区, Electric Literature, LitHub, Los Angeles Review of Books, New Engl和 Review谢南多厄, 和 many other publications. Born in India 和 raised in New York 和 Pennsylvania, she currently lives in Austin, Texas. 

Am和a Johnston
October 3 at 6pm
Location: Carter Auditorium (JBWS 186)

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Am和a Johnston is the author of two chapbooks, GUAP 和 锁 & 关键, the full-length collection Another Way to Say Enter. Her work has been published in CallalooPoetry MagazinePuerto del Sol动物的鼻口, the anthologies, Furious Flower: Seeding the Future of African American Poetry 和 Women of Resistance: Poems for a New Feminism. She has received fellowships, 奖助金, awards from Cave Canem, Hedgebrook, Tasajillo, the Kentucky Foundation for Women, The Watermill Center, the Austin International Poetry Festival. She is a former Board President of Cave Canem Foundation, a member of the Affrilachian Poets, cofounder of Black Poets Speak Out, founder of Torch Literary 艺术s. She is the 2024 Texas Poet Laureate.

Funded in part by the Texas Commission on the 艺术s.

Justin Torres
February 20 at 6pm
Location: Carter Auditorium (JBWS 186) 

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Justin Torres is the author of We the Animals, which won the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award, was translated into fifteen languages, was adapted into a feature film. He was named a National Book Foundation “5 Under 35,” a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, a Cullman Center Fellow at the New York Public 图书馆. His short fiction 和 essays have appeared in The New Yorker, 哈珀, 格兰塔, 锡的房子, The Washington Post, LA Times Image Magazine, Best American Essays. He lives in Los Angeles, teaches at UCLA.

Jaymes Sanchez
March 5 at 6pm
Location: Carter Auditorium (JBWS 186)

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Jaymes Sanchez is a Texan playwright, actor, director, educator living in Brooklyn. Sanchez's plays have been developed with The Lark, Broadway Podcast Network/Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, SPACE on Ryder Farm, 公司一个, 这个地方你体内, San Diego REP, 艺术ists' 剧院 of Boston. He was an Inaugural Fellow of the Latinx Playwrights Circle Summer Jam in 2023. Sanchez was also the recipient of the 2020 Keene Prize for Literature 和 the second place prize of Playing on Air's James Stevenson Award. Sanchez has been a finalist for the O'Neill National Playwrights Conference, SPACE on Ryder Farm, the Latinx 剧院 Commons Carnaval 和 the Kitchen Dog Theater New Works Festival, as well as a semifinalist for the Princess Grace Award. MFA: The Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin.

萨沙西
March 26 at 6pm
Location: Carter Auditorium (JBWS 186)

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萨沙西 is the author of Failure 和 I Bury the BodyHow to Ab和on Ship. Her first book won the National Poetry Series, a Texas Institute of Letters First Book of Poetry Award, a Bread Loaf Fellowship. Recent poems appear in American Poetry Review, Agni, Georgia Review, 和 the anthology The Long Devotion: Poets Writing Motherhood. Her collaborative multi-media installations with visual artist Hollis Hammonds have been exhibited at the Columbus College of 艺术 和 Design Beeler Gallery, 德州运动家队&M Wright Gallery, elsewhere. She is an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at St. 爱德华的 University in Austin, TX.

Previous 访问ing Writers

Previous 访问ing Writers Series speakers include:

  • Kazim阿里
  • Eula bis
  • Jericho Brown
  • Oscar Caseres
  • Cyrus Cassells
  • 安娜卡斯蒂略
  • Denise Chavez
  • Lucille Clifton
  • 娜塔莉·迪亚兹
  • 史蒂文·迪茨
  • Doug Dorst
  • Jennifer duBois
  • Nathan Engl和er
  • Tarfia Faizullah
  • David Wright Faladé
  • Carrie Fountain
  • 本喷泉
  • Jonathan Safran Foer
  • 劳尔•加尔萨
  • Jorie格雷厄姆
  • Virginia Grise
  • 她快乐
  • Terrance Hayes
  • 玛丽·豪
  • 范乔丹
  • Phillip Levine
  • Ada利
  • Karan Mahajan
  • Sarah Manguso
  • Elizabeth McCracken
  • Erika Meitner
  • Dinaw Mengestu
  • 黛布拉梦露
  • Dinty摩尔
  • 托马斯问. 莫林
  • Naomi Shihab Nye
  • 艾米丽·佩雷斯
  • 艾美奖佩雷斯
  • 罗杰·里夫斯
  • Antonio Ruiz-Camacho
  • Karen Russell
  • 黛安·苏斯
  • ire'ne lara silva
  • 加里·索托
  • Natalia Sylvester
  • Deb Olin Unferth
  • Jean Valentine
  • 耶稣我. 水手
  • Derek Walcott
  • 莫妮卡木
  • Tiphanie Yanique
  • 年轻的院长
  • Jenny Tinghui Zhang

访问ing Writers Enjoy A Hilltop Welcome

Students at St. 爱德华的 had the chance to meet three highly accomplished writers this fall when Jonathan Safran Foer, Mindy Kaling 和 Eula bis visited campus.

Sponsored by the School of 艺术s 和 Humanities, the Marcia Kinsey 访问ing Writers Series brings award-winning writers to campus to read from their work, talk about their writing, interact with our students.

两者都是。. 爱德华的 和 larger Austin community benefit from the novelists, 诗人, playwrights who come to campus. These working artists inspire students 和 add dimension to professors' curriculum. For more information about the Marcia Kinsey 访问ing Writers Series, please contact Associate Professor 萨沙西 at swest1@yojqjuuutyeryc.com or Associate Professor Mary Helen Specht at maryhs@yojqjuuutyeryc.com.

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