Columbia College Chicago

Creative Writing Reading Series - Faculty Reading



Lisa Fishman’s seventh collection of poetry is Mad World, Mad Kings, Mad Composition. Her work is anthologized in Best American Experimental Poetry(Omnidawn), The Arcadia Project (Ahsahta Press), Poetry: The Next Generation (Carnegie Mellon Press) and elsewhere. Earlier books include 24 Pages and other poemsFlowercartThe Happiness ExperimentDear Read, and Current (Wave Books, Ahsahta Press, Parlor Press). Fishman is currently the MFA Director and Professor of English and Creative Writing at Columbia College Chicago.


Joe Meno is a fiction writer and journalist who lives in Chicago. He is the winner of the Nelson Algren Award, a Pushcart Prize, the Great Lakes Book Award, and was a finalist for the Story Prize. The bestselling author of seven novels and two short story collections, his latest work is a book of nonfiction, Between Everything and Nothing, which follows the lives of two asylum seekers confronting the perils of the U.S. immigration system. He is a professor in the English and Creative Writing Department at Columbia College Chicago.


Sam Weller is a two-time Bram Stoker Award-winning writer of fiction and nonfiction. He is the authorized biographer of legendary author Ray Bradbury. Weller’s book, The Bradbury Chronicles: The Life of Ray Bradbury was a national bestseller and winner of the Society of Midland Authors Award. Sam’s latest, Dark Black, is a collection of twenty stories. Weller has written for National Public RadioThe Paris Review, L.A. Review of Books, among many others.


All events free and open to the public sponsored by the English and Creative Writing Department at Columbia College Chicago.


The Creative Writing Reading Series at Columbia College Chicago is one of the most dynamic, aesthetically diverse events of its kind in the city. Hosted by the Department of English and Creative Writing, the series attracts prestigious, award-winning fiction writers, poets, and nonfiction writers who perform, engage and educate on a myriad of topics and traditions.

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Thursday, November 19 at 5:30pm

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School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, English and Creative Writing

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