Columbia College Chicago

Creative Writing Reading Series: Dan Chaon and Duriel Harris

Columbia College Chicago presents the Spring 2018 Creative Writing Reading Series. This reading begins with Creative Non-Fiction MFA candidate Amber Carpenter and ends with a Q&A session. Selected titles will be available for sale.

Dan Chaon’s most recent book, Ill Will, is a national bestseller and was named one of the ten best books of 2017 by Publishers Weekly. His fiction has appeared in Best American Short Stories, The Pushcart Prize Anthologies, and The O. Henry Prize Stories. He has been a finalist for the National Magazine Award in Fiction and the Shirley Jackson Award, and he was the recipient of an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Chaon lives in Ohio and teaches at Oberlin College.

Duriel E. Harris is author of three poetry collections, including No Dictionary of a Living Tongue (2017), winner of the Nightboat Poetry Prize. A MacDowell and Millay Colony fellow, Harris has received grants from the Illinois Arts Council, the Cave Canem Foundation, and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. Recent compositions appear in BAX, The &Now Awards 3, Warscapes, and the PEN Poetry Series. Harris is an associate professor of English in the Graduate Creative Writing Program at Illinois State University.


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.

Wednesday, February 7 at 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Stage Two
618 S Michigan Ave, Chicago IL, 60605

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Performance, Reading


School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, English and Creative Writing





Free and open to the public

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Najm Haq

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