Tuesday, 29 October at 2:30 pm

Hoa Nguyen  reads from her work as part of Writers on Writing in the McCormack Family Theater, 70 Brown Street.

Born in the Mekong Delta and raised in the Washington, D.C. area, Hoa Nguyen studied Poetics at New College of California in San Francisco. With the poet Dale Smith, Nguyen founded Skanky Possum, a poetry journal and book imprint in Austin, Texas, where they lived
for 14 years. The author of eight books and chapbooks, she currently lives in Toronto where she teaches poetics in a private workshop and at Ryerson University. Wave Books published her third full-length collection of poems, As Long As Trees Last, in September 2012.

Tuesday, 29 October at 4:30 pm

C.D. reads from her work in the inaugural Presidential Faculty Awards Lecture. John Carter Brown Library, Main College Green.

C.D. Wright, the Israel J. Kapstein Professor of English and professor of literary arts, will deliver the inaugural Presidential Faculty Award Lecture. Wright, an award-winning poet, will give a talk titled “What Can We Do to Bring the Ship Nearer to its Longing?” The Presidential Faculty Award was established by President Christina Paxson to recognize members of the faculty who are conducting especially important and innovative scholarship and to create an opportunity for recipients to present their work to colleagues in other disciplines.