Creative Writing Reading Series: Ishion Hutchinson and Patricia Ann McNair

Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Hokin Project 623 S Wabash Ave, 1st Floor, Chicago, IL 60605

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

Ishion Hutchinson was born in Port Antonio, Jamaica. He is the author of two poetry collections: Far District and House of Lords and Commons. He is the recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Whiting Writers Award, the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award, and the Larry Levis Prize from the Academy of American Poets, among others. He is the current Joseph Brodsky Rome Prize Fellow residing at the American Academy in Rome, Italy.

Patricia Ann McNair's collection of linked stories, The Temple of Air, received the Chicago Writers Association Book of the Year Award, Southern Illinois University's Devil's Kitchen Reading Award, and the Society of Midland Authors Finalist Award. And These Are The Good Times: A Chicago gal riffs on death, sex, life, dancing, writing, wonder, loneliness, place, family, faith, coffee, and the FBI (among other things) is a collection of essays and brief memoir pieces.  She has received numerous Illinois Arts Council Awards and Pushcart Prize nominations in fiction and nonfiction. She is an associate professor of Creative Writing 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 embraces 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.

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School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, English and Creative Writing





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