Emory Creative Writing series announced
Oct. 2: Molly Brodak, poet, and Harmony Neal, fiction writer
Molly Brodak (pictured) is the author of the chapbooks Instructions for Painting and The Flood, as well as the book A Little Middle of the Night, which won the 2009 Iowa Poetry Prize. Harmony Neal’s fiction and nonfiction have appeared in recent issues of Gulf Coast, Alaska Quarterly Review, New Letters, and Ninth Letter.
Nov. 4: The Phillis Wheatley Reading: Katori Hall, playwright
Katori Hall is the author of the 2010 Olivier Award-winning play The Mountaintop, which opened on Broadway in 2011. Her other plays include Hurt Village, Children of Killers, and Hoodoo Love.
Jan. 30: Anton DiSclafani, fiction & nonfiction writer
Anton DiSclafani’s first novel The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls, will be published in summer of 2013 by Riverhead, a division of Penguin Group; It will simultaneously be published in eleven other countries. DiSclafani is a graduate of Emory University’s Creative Writing Program.
Feb. 26: Mat Johnson, fiction writer
Mat Johnson is the author of the novels Pym, Hunting in Harlem, and Drop. In 2007, Johnson was named the first USA James Baldwin Fellow by the United States Artists Foundation.
Mar. 26: Feminist Founders Reading: Jericho Brown, poet (pictured)
Jericho Brown, a new member of the Emory English/Creative Writing faculty, is the author of PLEASE, winner of the 2009 American Book Award. His poems have appeared in journals and anthologies including The American Poetry Review and The 100 Best African American Poems edited by Nikki Giovanni.
Apr. 24: Creative Writing Awards Night – 7:30 p.m.
Readings by winners of the Creative Writing Program and English department student writing contests and scholarships.
All readings take place at 6:30 p.m. in the Jones Room of the Woodruff Library on Emory’s campus unless otherwise noted. All events are free and open to the public. Book signings will follow each reading. For more information, call 404.727.4683, or visit arts.emory.edu.