Columbia College Chicago

Fall 2019 Creative Writing Reading Series: David Shields and Ames Hawkins

The Creative Writing Reading Series welcomes David Shields and Ames Hawkins. 

David Shields is the internationally bestselling author of twenty-two books, including Reality HungerThe Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll Be DeadBlack Planet, and Other People: Takes & Mistakes. His latest is The Trouble With Men: Reflections on Sex, Love, Marriage, Porn, and Power, which was published in March 2019. A recipient of Guggenheim and NEA fellowships and a senior contributing editor of Conjunctions, Shields has published fiction and nonfiction in the New York Times MagazineHarper'sEsquireYale ReviewSalonSlate, and Best American Essays.

Ames Hawkins is a creative-critical scholar, educator, and art activist. Her book, These are Love(d) Letters, is part of the Made in Michigan Series at Wayne State University Press. Ames’ work appears across a range of academic and literary publications such as Pre/Text, Constellations, Palaver Journal, enculturation, Slag Glass City, The Feminist WireThe Rumpus, and Water~Stone Review. She is a professor in the English and Creative Writing Department at Columbia College Chicago.


About the Creative Writing Reading Series

The Columbia College Chicago Reading Series is committed to curating critically engaged contemporary works that challenge traditional discourse and embrace culturally relevant, diverse voices. The college’s unique connection to the vibrant cultural and educational district in the South Loop also sets the stage for some of the most fascinating, inspiring, and influential conversations on the literary arts.

Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Stage Two, Stage Two, 2nd Floor
618 S Michigan Ave, Chicago IL, 60605

Event Type

Performance, Reading


School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, English and Creative Writing


Creative Writing Reading Series



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Jeff Hoffmann

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