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Beck Lecture Series
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
8:00 PM

Born in Western Australia, GLCA award-winning novelist and short story writer Goldie Goldbloomnow lives in Chicago with her eight children and a cat.

August 1, 2011
Beck Lecture Series
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
4:00 PM

Laura Munson '88 is the author of The New York Times and international bestselling memoir, This Is Not The Story You Think It Is: A Season of Unlikely Happiness (Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam 2010), which Book of the Month Club named one of the best books of 2010.

March 8, 2011
Beck Lecture Series
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
4:00 PM

Ernesto Cardenal - Twice Nobel Prize nominated author of more than thirty-five books, the Nicaraguan writer, priest, and activist, Ernesto Cardenal has always considered poetry as a powerful agent for constructive social change.

March 2, 2011
Beck Lecture Series
Thursday, March 24, 2011
5:00 PM

Marjorie Welish, an artist, poet, painter and critic, received her M.F.A. degree from Vermont College, Norwich University.

February 14, 2011
Beck Lecture Series
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
8:00 PM

Aleksandar Hemon was born in 1964 in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina.

February 7, 2011
Beck Lecture Series
Thursday, February 17, 2011
8:00 PM

Michael Collier has published five books of poems: The Clasp and Other Poems; The Folded Heart; The Neighbor; The Ledge, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; and most recently, Dark Wild Realm.

January 5, 2011
Beck Lecture Series
Monday, January 31, 2011
4:00 PM

Josh Weil was born in the Blue Ridge Mountains of rural Virginia to which he returned to write the novellas in his first book, The New Valley (Grove, 2009).

December 15, 2010
Beck Lecture Series
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
8:00 PM

Michael Pollan is the author of In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto, winner of the James Beard Award, and The Omnivore's Dilemma, which was named one of the ten best books of the year by both the New York Times and the Washington Post.

March 4, 2010
Beck Lecture Series
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
4:30 PM

Lisa Suhair Majaj is a Palestinian-American poet and scholar.

March 3, 2010
Beck Lecture Series
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
8:00 PM

Poet Katy Lederer will read from her recent work.

February 4, 2010
Beck Lecture Series
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
8:00 PM

Antonya Nelson teaches at the University of Houston, where she holds the Cullen Chair in Creative Writing.

February 3, 2010
Beck Lecture Series
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
4:00 PM

Novelist Martha Moody and poet Katy Lederer will participate in a panel discussion on writing and other careers.

February 3, 2010
Beck Lecture Series
Monday, February 8, 2010
8:00 PM

Aracelis Girmay, the winner of the 2009 Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award for poetry, will read from her latest work, Teeth (Curbstone Press, 2007).

January 6, 2010
Beck Lecture Series
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
8:00 PM

Don Waters has received numerous fellowships and honors for his writing, including the Pushcart Prize, the Silver Pen Award from the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame, and the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award in fiction.

November 4, 2009
Beck Lecture Series
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
8:00 PM

Kazim Ali teaches creative writing and literature at Oberlin College.

October 1, 2009
Beck Lecture Series
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
8:00 PM

David Baker is Professor of English at Denison University and holds the Thomas B. Fordham Chair of Creative Writing.

September 2, 2009
Beck Lecture Series
Thursday, October 29, 2009
4:00 PM

Moustafa Bayoumi is an associate professor of English at Brooklyn College, the City University of New York.

September 2, 2009
Beck Lecture Series
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
8:00 PM

Jill Bialosky is a native of Cleveland and works as Senior Editor at W. W. Norton in New York City.

August 4, 2009
Beck Lecture Series
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
7:00 PM

Steven Mailloux is the Chancellor's Professor of Rhetoric at UC Irvine in the School of Humanities.

August 4, 2009
Beck Lecture Series
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
3:30 PM

Alison Stine is a Denison graduate (2000). OHIO VIOLENCE, her first book, winner of the 2008 Vassar Miller Prize, will be published by the University of North Texas Press.

March 4, 2009
Beck Lecture Series
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
8:00 PM

Lee Martin is the author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist The Bright Forever; a novel, Quakertown; a story collection, The Least You Need to Know, and two memoirs, From Our House and Turning Bones.

March 2, 2009
Beck Lecture Series
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
8:00 PM

Ellen Bryant Voigt is the author of several collections of poetry, including Shadow of Heaven, a finalist for the National Book Award, and Kyrie, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.

February 2, 2009
Beck Lecture Series
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
8:00 PM

Andy Mozina is the author of the short fiction collection The Women Were Leaving the Men which was the 2008 winner of the GLCA New Writers Award for Fiction, and a finalist for the Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction.

January 1, 2009
Beck Lecture Series
Monday, November 10, 2008
8:00 PM

Born in 1949, Mark Halliday earned his B.A. at Brown University in 1971, an M.A. in creative writing at Brown in 1976, and a Ph.D. in English Literature at Brandeis University in 1983.

October 1, 2008
Beck Lecture Series
Thursday, October 2, 2008
8:00 PM

Vasugi V. Ganeshananthan, a fiction writer and journalist, lives in New York.

September 3, 2008
Beck Lecture Series
Thursday, October 30, 2008
8:00 PM

Ander Monson is the author of the novel Other Electricities and the poetry collection Vacationland.

September 2, 2008
Beck Lecture Series
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
8:00 PM

Dick Davis was born in Portsmouth, England, in 1945, and educated at the universities of Cambridge (B.A. and M.A. in English Literature) and Manchester (PhD. in Medieval Persian Literature).

August 5, 2008
Beck Lecture Series
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
8:00 PM

Meghan O’Rourke was born in Brooklyn in 1976.

November 1, 2007
Beck Lecture Series
Thursday, November 1, 2007
8:00 PM

Kevin McIlvoy teaches at New Mexico State University where he has been editor in chief of Puerto del Sol magazine for twenty-seven years.

October 2, 2007
Beck Lecture Series
Monday, October 8, 2007
8:00 PM

Margot Singer is the author of The Pale of Settlement (University of Georgia Press, 2007), winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction.

September 6, 2007