All readings will take place virtually at 5pm,

Sam Sax Link:

Leslie Jamison Link:

Jess Anthony Link:

Sam Sax – Monday, October 5th


Sam Sax is a queer, Jewish, writer & educator. The author of Madness (Penguin, 2017), winner of The National Poetry Series, and ‘Bury It’ (Wesleyan University Press, 2018), which won the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets, Sam has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Lambda Literary, and the MacDowell Colony. In 2018, he was awarded a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, and is currently a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. Sponsored by the Bullock-Clark Donnelly Fund for Visiting Writers.



Leslie Jamison – Monday, October 26th

The Ed Kenney Memorial Creative Nonfiction Reading

Leslie Jamison


Leslie Jamison teaches at the Columbia University MFA program, where she directs the nonfiction concentration. Her new book, a collection of essays, Make It Scream, Make It Burn, came out in September 2019. She’s also the author of a collection of essays, The Empathy Exams, and a memoir, The Recovering. Her work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Harper’sOxford American, and the Virginia Quarterly Review.


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Jess Anthony – Monday, November 16th
Jessica Anthony


Jessica Anthony is the author of The Convalescent (McSweeney’s/Grove 2009), the multimedia novel Chopsticks (Penguin/Razorbill 2012), and Enter the Aardvark (Little, Brown 2020). Anthony is the inaugural recipient of McSweeney’s “Amanda Davis Highwire Fiction Award,” and her books have been published in a dozen countries. Her short stories appear in Best New American VoicesBest Nonrequired Reading, and McSweeney’s. She is currently a lecturer at Bates College where she directs the Creative Concentration.