Columbia College Chicago

Creative Writing Reading Series: David Trinidad and Desiree Cooper

Columbia College Chicago presents the Fall 2017 Creative Writing Reading Series. This reading begins with a student reader and ends with a Q&A session. Selected titles will be available for sale.

David Trinidad’s latest book of poems is Swinging on a Star, published by Turtle Point Press. His other poetry books include Dear Prudence: New and Selected Poems (2011), Peyton Place: A Haiku Soap Opera (2013), and Notes on a Past Life (2016). He is also the editor of A Fast Life: The Collected Poems of Tim Dlugos (Nightboat Books, 2011). Trinidad lives in Chicago, where he is a professor of Creative Writing at Columbia College Chicago.

Desiree Cooper is a former attorney and Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist. Her debut collection of flash fiction, Know the Mother (Wayne State University Press, 2016), is a 2017 Michigan Notable Book and has won numerous awards including a 2017 Next Generation Indie Book Award. A 2015 Kresge Artist Fellow, Cooper was a founding board member of Cave Canem, a national residency for emerging black poets. She is currently a Kimbilio Fellow, a national residency for African American fiction writers.


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.

Monday, October 23, 2017 at 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Hokin Project
623 S Wabash Ave, 1st Floor, 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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