Established in 1985 and sponsored by the English department, the Simpson College Poets and Writers series brings to campus each year three to five important contemporary writers from all over the world. While at Simpson, the writers present a public reading from their work, meet with classes, and confer individually with interested student writers. Recent visiting writers have included Rhoda Janzen, Kip Robisch, Pete Hauptmann, Mary Logue, Ruth Knafo Sutton, Diane Glancy, Ahmed Al-Aidi, Carolyn Briggs, Patricia Henley, and Michael Martone.
Reading This Fall:
Monday, October 7, in Jordan Lecture Hall at 7:00 pm: Poet Liz Glodek
Liz Glodek is a director and academic advisor in the Evening, Weekend, and Graduate program at Simpson, where she also teaches poetry writing. Her work has appeared in several journals, including The Greensboro Review, Lumina, Animus, and Sequel. Liz graduated with her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College, where she returned to in April this year to help celebrate the 10th anniversary of the SLC Poetry Festival, which she founded. Recently, she co-edited a book of leadership essays, Follow the Leader?, for her doctoral class. Liz is currently collaborating with fellow poet, Jason Irwin, on a book of poems.
Thursday, November 14, in Jordan Lecture Hall at 7:00 pm:
Nonfiction Author/Journalist Rekha Basu