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Syracuse, NY 13202
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Rooms Remembered: A Reading by Poet Laure-Anne Bosselaar

Save to Google calendar  Save to desktop calendar    Thursday, April 25, 2019, 7:00 PM


YMCA
340 Montgomery St., Syracuse

Laure-Anne Bosselaar is the author of The Hour Between Dog and Wolf, Small Gods of Grief (awarded the Isabella Gardner Prize for Poetry), and A New Hunger. Her newest book, These Many Rooms, was just published by Four Way Books. She is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, and her poems have appeared in reviews such as The Washington Post, Georgia Review, Ploughshares, and AGNI; on NPR's The Writers' Almanac; and in many anthologies. She is herself the editor of four anthologies: Night Out: Poems about Hotels, Motels, Restaurants and Bars; Outsiders: Poems about Rebels, Exiles and Renegades; Urban Nature: Poems about Wildlife in the Cities; and Never Before: Poems About First Experiences. Bosselaar was the McEver Chair for Visiting Writers at Georgia Tech University in Atlanta, Georgia, and is a member of the founding faculty at the Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program of Pine Manor College.

Presented by the Syracuse University Humanities Center, in the College of Arts and Sciences, as part of the 2018-19 Syracuse Symposium on Stories.


Poet Marjorie Maddox

Save to Google calendar  Save to desktop calendar    Friday, April 26, 2019, 7:00 PM


Price: Free


YMCA
340 Montgomery St., Syracuse

Professor of English and Creative Writing at Lock Haven University, Marjorie Maddox has published 11 collections of poetry—including Transplant, Transport, Transubstantiation (2004 Yellowglen Prize); True, False, None of the Above (Poiema Poetry Series, Illumination Book Award Medalist); Local News from Someplace Else; Wives' Tales; and Perpendicular As I (Sandstone Book Award). She is also the author of the the short story collection What She Was Saying (Fomite Press), and co-edited Common Wealth: Contemporary Poets on Pennsylvania. She has also published children's books.


Author Harvey Teres

Save to Google calendar  Save to desktop calendar    Friday, May 3, 2019, 7:00 PM


Price: Free


YMCA
340 Montgomery St., Syracuse

Harvey Teres is Dean's Professor for the Public Humanities in English at Syracuse University. He is the author of The Word on the Street: Linking the Academy and the Common Reader (University of Michigan Press, 2011) and Renewing the Left: Politics, Imagination, and the New York Intellectuals (Oxford University Press, 1996). His newest book, Conversations about Beauty with Ordinary Americans: "Somebody loves us all," features 14 people from different walks of life who talk about the impact of their encounters with beauty. They confirm what Simone Weil once observed: "beautiful things are like tears in the surface of the world that pull us through to some vaster space."


Poet Patrick Donnelly

Save to Google calendar  Save to desktop calendar    Friday, May 10, 2019, 7:00 PM


Price: Free


YMCA
340 Montgomery St., Syracuse

Patrick Donnelly is the author of four books of poetry, Little-Known Operas (Four Way Books, 2019), Jesus Said (a chapbook from Orison Books, 2017), Nocturnes of the Brothel of Ruin (Four Way Books, 2012), and The Charge (Ausable Press, 2003, since 2009 part of Copper Canyon Press), which was a 2013 finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. Donnelly is director of the Poetry Seminar at The Frost Place, Robert Frost's old homestead in Franconia, NH, now a center for poetry and the arts. Donnelly's translations with Stephen D. Miller of classical Japanese poetry were awarded the 2015-2016 Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission Prize for the Translation of Japanese Literature. Donnelly's other awards include a U.S./Japan Creative Artists Program Award, an Artist Fellowship from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Margaret Bridgman Fellowship in Poetry from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, and a 2018 Amy Clampitt Residency Award.


Author Peter McShane

Save to Google calendar  Save to desktop calendar    Friday, May 17, 2019, 7:00 PM


Price: Free


YMCA
340 Montgomery St., Syracuse

Peter McShane served from 1967 to 1968 as a US Army Special Forces medic during the Vietnam conflict. Holding an MBA from Syracuse University, he had a career in banking and finance before turning to writing. He has completed a collection of short stories, a novella, and a number of personal essays. He is also a two-time graduate of the DWC PRO program, first in fiction, then in nonfiction. His first published book is the memoir Save a Life, Take a Life, which tells the story of his time in Vietnam and how it shaped his life for decades to come.


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