Columbia College Chicago

Spring 2019 Creative Writing Reading Series: Kevin Brockmeier & Randall Mann

Columbia College Chicago presents the Spring 2019 Creative Writing Reading Series. This reading will begin with a student reader and end with a Q&A session. Selected titles will be available for sale.

Kevin Brockmeier is the author of the novels The IlluminationThe Brief History of the Dead, and The Truth About Celia; the story collections Things That Fall from the Sky and The View from the Seventh Layer; the children’s novels City of Names and Grooves: A Kind of Mystery; and, most recently, a memoir of his seventh-grade year called A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip. He has published his stories in The New Yorker, McSweeney’s, Zoetrope, Tin House, The Oxford American, The Best American Short Stories, The O. Henry Prize Stories, The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, and New Stories from the South. In 2007 he was named one of Granta magazine's Best Young American Novelists.

Randall Mann is the author of four poetry collections, most recently Proprietary (Persea Books, 2017). His book of criticism, The Illusion of Intimacy: On Poetry, is forthcoming from Diode Editions in 2019. He is the recipient of the Kenyon Review Prize, The J. Howard and Barbara M.J. Wood Prize from Poetry magazine, and is a three-time finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. His writing has appeared in the Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Paris Review, Poetry, and Lit Hub.


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 13, 2019 at 5:30pm

Stage Two
618 S Michigan Ave, Chicago IL, 60605

Event Type

Performance, Reading


School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, English and Creative Writing


free and open to public

Contact Name

Najm Haq

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