Ana Menéndez Craft Talk: 3/12/20

Ana Menéndez will talk about her career as a fiction writer and journalist. She has published four books of fiction: Adios, Happy Homeland!, The Last War,  Loving Che and In Cuba I Was a German Shepherd, whose title story won a Pushcart Prize. She has worked as a journalist in the US and abroad, lastly as a prize-winning columnist for The Miami...

Ana Menéndez Fiction Reading: 3/11/20

Ana Menéndez has published four books of fiction: Adios, Happy Homeland!, The Last War,  Loving Che and In Cuba I Was a German Shepherd, whose title story won a Pushcart Prize. She has worked as a journalist in the US and abroad, lastly as a prize-winning columnist for The Miami Herald. As a reporter, she wrote about Cuba, Haiti, Kashmir, Afghanistan and...

Poetry Reading with Lillian Yvonne-Bertram: 2/26/20

Come and join us as we listen to Lillian Yvonne-Bertram read from her new book of computationally mediated poems, Travesty Generator. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the University of Massachusetts-Boston, where she teaches in the MFA in Creative Writing Program. Travesty Generator, is forthcoming from Noemi Press in December 2019....

Creative Writing Program Open-Mic Night: 12/05/19

Come celebrate, read your work, and hang out with your professors and peers! We’ll have delicious light snacks, desserts, and a cash bar (bring your ID). For more information, contact Prof. Burke, mdburke@colby.edu Co-sponsored by the Center for the Arts and Humanities

Lyrical Sources: A Poetry Reading: 11/18/19

Poet, historian, and former Faculty Fellow Katherine Hollander reads from her recently released book of poetry, My German Dictionary, winner of the 14th annual Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize. Hollander’s work has appeared in Literary Imagination, Slate, Hunger Mountain, Tupelo Quarterly, The Brecht Yearbook, and New German Critique. Ryan Harper reads from his first book of...

The River Rail Launch Event: 11/14/19

The River Rail: Occupy Colby is a collaborative project that brings together students, faculty, and members of the extended Colby community to investigate our current climate crisis. Produced by the Lunder Institute for American Art, the Colby College Museum of Art, and the Brooklyn Rail, The River Rail: Occupy Colby builds on the themes of...

Jaed Coffin Reading: 11/13/19

Jaed Coffin is the author of two memoirs: Roughhouse Friday, about the year he won the middleweight title of a barroom boxing show in Juneau, Alaska, and A Chant to Soothe Wild Elephants, which chronicles the summer he spent as a Buddhist monk in his mother’s village in Thailand. Coffin’s essays and stories have appeared...

Origins – How I Got Here: 10/29/19

Three English Department professors talk about how they came to the discipline of English as teachers, writers, and scholars.  All are welcome to attend this lively discussion.

Terrance Hayes Poetry Reading: 10/15/19

As part of the Creative Writing Program’s Visiting Writers’ Series, Terrance Hayes will be reading this Tuesday, at 5pm, in the Robinson Room of Miller Library. Terrance Hayes is the author of six books of poetry, including American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassins (2018), a finalist for the 2018 National Book Award in...

Two Cent Talks – Colin Cheney & Jefferson Navicky: 10/10/19

Two Cent Talks is a Waterville reading series dedicated to promoting the literary arts in Maine. Colin Cheney is the author of Here Be Monsters, a National Poetry Series selection. His work has appeared in AGNI, American Poetry Review,Gettysburg Review, The Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, and Poetry. He has received a Pushcart Prize and a Ruth...