WSU Visiting Writers Series

In-person Reading & Q&A with poet, author, and editor Gabrielle Calvocoressi

Tuesday, April 2 | 5:00 P.M. | Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art | YouTube Stream | Author Website

1-credit ENGL 358 Creative Writing Poetry Workshop, Wednesday, April 3, TBD | Contact Your CAS Advisor to Sign Up

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Gabrielle Calvocoressi is the author of The Last Time I Saw Amelia Earhart, Apocalyptic Swing (a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize), and Rocket Fantastic, winner of the Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry. Calvocoressi is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships including a Stegner Fellowship and Jones Lectureship from Stanford University; a Rona Jaffe Woman Writer’s Award; a Lannan Foundation residency in Marfa, TX; the Bernard F. Conners Prize from The Paris Review; and a residency from the Civitella di Ranieri Foundation, among others. Calvocoressi’s poems have been published or are forthcoming in numerous magazines and journals including The Baffler, The New York Times, POETRY, Boston Review, Kenyon Review, Tin House, and The New Yorker. Calvocoressi is an Editor at Large at Los Angeles Review of Books, and Poetry Editor at Southern Cultures. Works in progress include a non-fiction book entitled, The Year I Didn’t Kill Myself and a novel, The Alderman of the Graveyard. Calvocoressi teaches at UNC Chapel Hill and lives in Old East Durham, NC, where joy, compassion, and social justice are at the center of their personal and poetic practice. Calvocoressi is the Beatrice Shepherd Blane Fellow at the Harvard-Radcliffe Institute for 2022 – 2023.

Common Reading credit is available.

Reading & Q&A with poet and authors Steven Dunn and Katie Jean Shinkle

Tuesday, April 16 | 6:00 – 7:30 P.M. |  YouTube Stream

Steven Dunn is a 2021 Whiting Award winner and the author of Potted Meat and water & power. He was born and raised in West Virginia and teaches in the MFA programs at Regis University and Stetson University.

Katie Jean Shinkle is the author of five books of prose, most recently None of This Is an Invitation. A Lambda Literary fellow, she serves as co-poetry editor of DIAGRAM and teaches in the MFA in Creative Writing, Editing, and Publishing program at Sam Houston State University.

Gratitude to the 2023-24 Visiting Writers Series intern Evie Patel. Recent interns include: 2022-23 Maya Alger and Levi Policarpio; 2021-2022 Emma Morales and Adam Sindac; 2020-2021 Haydyn Wallender and Ally Pang, among others.


The WSU Visiting Writers Series brings noted poets and writers of fiction and nonfiction to campus for creative readings, class visits, workshops, and collaborative exchanges across intellectual and artistic disciplines.

For more information about the series, please contact Cameron McGill and Julian Ankney.

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