Schedule for The 2013-2014 Susan Glaspell Writers & Critics Series
Note: This series is sponsored by the Drake English Department and made possible by a grant from the Drake University Center for the Humanities.
The Writers’ Harvest - Friday, November 15th at 3:30 at the Des Moines Public Library Downtown
Featuring poet Susanna Childress and essayist Thomas Page McBee, the judges for the 2013 Periphery prizes, the winner in prose, Lasara Boles, the winner in poetry, Carly Noyes, and noted Des Moines writers, John Domini and Kali VanBaale. This event will be held at the Des Moines Public Library Downtown to benefit the Food Bank of Iowa. Please bring boxed or canned food items to the event, and help members of our community have a better holiday season.
Special Guest: Evie Shockley
February 20, 2014 at 7pm in Cowles Library, Room 201 at Drake University
Critic and poet Evie Shockley is a professor of African American literature and Creative Writing at Rutgers University. She is the former co-editor of Jubilat, and the author of several books of poetry, most recently The New Black. Shockley’s visit will explore both her poetry and her literary criticism. Multiple events will be scheduled.
The Fifth Annual Drake Emerging Writer Award Reading - For a First Novel
April 17, 2014 at 5pm in Cowles Library Reading Room at Drake University
The English Department at Drake University and the Susan Glaspell Writers and Critics Reading Series are pleased to announce the winner of this year's Emerging Writer Award for a first novel:
by Marjorie Celona
After four months of attentive reading, discussion, and consideration, our panel of student judges selected Celona's novel by a notably unanimous decision. In addition to the $1000 prize, Celona will come to Drake University the week of April 14th (date and time TBA) to read from and talk about her novel. This reading will be held in the Cowles Library Reading Room on Drake campus and will be free and open to the public.
Congratulations to Marjorie Celona and tremendous thanks to all who submitted their novels!
Writers and Critics Showcase
This year-end celebration features Drake students and faculty, including our yearly award winners, as well as some local Des Moines writers, by invitation.
Information will be added as additional events are confirmed.
Select the Lectures & Speakers link under Life@Drake. The Writers and Critics' tab will provide you access to prior speaking events.
ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
For more information, please contact Amy Letter 515.271.3819