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Thursday, August 24

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5143OVKiD8L._SX344_BO1,204,203,200_Tuesday, August 29
Emily Rapp, Poster Child Prologue, Chapters 1-3

Thursday, August 31
Emily Rapp, Poster Child Chapters 4-7

Tuesday, September 5
Emily Rapp, Poster Child Chapters 8-10

Thursday, September 7
Emily Rapp, Poster Child Chapters 11-14

Tuesday, September 12
Emily Rapp, Poster Child

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Emily Rapp Black
7:30 p.m.

Mary Cochran Library
Reahard Learning Gallery

44129Emily Rapp Black is the author of Poster Child: A Memoir and The Still Point of the Turning World, which was a New York Times Bestseller, an Editor’s Pick, and a finalist for the PEN Center Literary Award in Nonfiction. A former Fulbright scholar, she was educated at Harvard University, Trinity College-Dublin, Saint Olaf College, and the University of Texas-Austin, where she was a James A. Michener Fellow in Fiction and Poetry. Her essays have appeared in the New York Times, Salon, Slate, Vogue, the Rumpus, and many other publications and anthologies.

Thursday, September 14

Tuesday, September 19


Thursday, September 21

Robert Hayden, “Those Winter Sundays”
Stanley Kunitz, “A Portrait”
Rainer Maria Rilke, “Autumn Day”
Ted Hughes, “Wind”
James Dickey, “The Heaven of Animals”
Donald Justice, “Men at Forty”
W.H. Auden, “Musée des Beaux Arts”
Dave Lucas, “About Suffering”
T.R. Hummer, “Where You Go When She Sleeps”

Tuesday, September 26
Ansel Elkins, “The Girl With Antlers”
Ansel Elkins, “Going to the Movies Alone”
Christian Wiman, “Every Riven Thing”
John Ashbery, “Some Trees”

Thursday, September 28


Tuesday, October 3
Philip Levine, “What Work Is”
Philip Levine, “You Can Have It”
James Wright, “Autumn Begins in Martins Ferry, Ohio”
James Wright, “Lying in a Hammock at William Duffy’s Farm in Pine Island, Minnesota”

41YaQalqrbL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Thursday, October 5
Erica Meitner, Copia (Section I)

Tuesday, October 10
Erica Meitner, Copia (Section II)

Erika Meitner
Wednesday, October 11, 2017

7:30 p.m.
Mary Cochran Library
Reahard Learning Gallery

IMG_9722Erika Meitner is the author of four books of poems, most recently Copia . Her other books are Makeshift Instructions for Vigilant Girls, Inventory at the All-Night Drugstore, and Ideal Cities, which was selected by Paul Guest as a winner of the 2009 National Poetry Series competition. Her poems have appeared in The Southern Review, Slate, Prairie Schooner, The Kenyon Review, Tin House, The New Republic, Ploughshares, and elsewhere. Meitner, a first-generation American, was born and raised in Queens and Long Island, New York.  She attended Dartmouth College, Hebrew University, and the University of Virginia, where she received an M.F.A. in Creative Writing in 2001 as a Henry Hoyns Fellow and an M.A. in Religious Studies in 2013 as a Morgenstern Fellow in Jewish Studies. She is currently an Associate Professor of English and directs both the MFA and undergraduate creative writing programs at Virginia Tech.

Thursday, October 12
Erica Meitner, Copia (Section III)


51cat7WErgL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Tuesday, October 17
Belle Boggs, “Deer Season”
Kirstin Valdez Quade, “Nemecia”

Thursday, October 19
Belle Boggs, “Good News for a Hard Time”
Elizabeth Tallant, “No One’s A Mystery”*

Tuesday, October 24
Kirstin Valdez Quade, “Mojave Rats”
Amy Hempel, “Today Will Be A Quiet Day”*

Thursday, October 26
Belle Boggs, “Imperial Chrysanthemum”
Carrie Brown, “Miniature Man”*

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Tuesday, October 31
Kirstin Valdez Quade, “The Five Wounds”

Thursday, November 2
Belle Boggs, “Opportunity”
Belle Boggs, “It Won’t Be Long”

Tuesday, November 7
Belle Boggs, “Jonas”
Belle Boggs, “Buckets of Rain”

Thursday, November 9
Belle Boggs, “Homecoming”
Belle Boggs, “Election Day”

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Belle Boggs
7:30 p.m.

Mary Cochran Library
Reahard Learning Gallery

Belle Boggs high-res photo 2MBBelle Boggs is the author of The Art of Waiting: On Fertility, Medicine, and Motherhood and Mattaponi Queen, a collection of linked stories set along Virginia’s Mattaponi River. The Art of Waiting was a finalist for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay and was named a best book of the year by Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, the Globe and Mail, Buzzfeed, and O the Oprah Magazine. Mattaponi Queen won the Bakeless Prize and the Library of Virginia Literary Award and was a finalist for the 2010 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the North Carolina Arts Council, and the Bread Loaf and Sewanee writers’ conferences. She teaches in the MFA program at North Carolina State University.

Tuesday, November 14
Kirstin Valdez Quade, “Night at the Fiestas”

Thursday, November 16
Kirstin Valdez Quade, “The Guest House”

Tuesday, November 21

Thursday, November 23

51niUnvB9nL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Tuesday, November 28
Kirstin Valdez Quade, “Family Reunion”
Kirstin Valdez Quade, “Jubilee”

Thursday, November 30

Kirstin Valdez Quade, “Ordinary Sins”

Tuesday, December 5
Belle Boggs, “Mattaponi Queen”
Kirstin Valdez Quade, “Cannot Commands the Tides”

Thursday, December 7



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