Columbia College Chicago's Creative Writing Department presents the Spring 2017 Reading Series. This reading opens with graduate fiction student Raymond Deeren and closes with a Q&A session with the audience. Selected titles will be available for sale.
Nickole Brown grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, and Deerfield Beach, Florida. Her books include Fanny Says, a collection of poems from BOA Editions in 2015; her debut Sister, a novel-in-poems published by Red Hen Press in 2007; and an anthology, Air Fare. She is an assistant professor at University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
Aracelis Girmay is the author of three poetry collections: Teeth, Kingdom Animalia and the black maria. In 2011 she was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, she is the recipient of a Whiting Writers Award, and she has also received fellowships from the Jerome, Cave Canem and Watson Foundations. She is currently on the faculty of Hampshire College's School for Interdisciplinary Arts.
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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