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Beck Lecture Series
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
8:00 PM

Fiction Prize Winner–Alan Heathcock’s fiction has been published in many of America’s top magazines and journals.

Posted Date: February 12, 2013
Beck Lecture Series
Friday, February 8, 2013
4:30 PM

Fiction Writer and author of two books of short stories—Between Camelots (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005) and Into the Wilderness

Posted Date: February 1, 2013
Beck Lecture Series
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
4:30 PM

Fiction Writer–Her novel The Last Girls was a 2002 New York Times bestseller as well as winner of the Southern Book Critics Circle Award

Posted Date: November 13, 2012
Beck Lecture Series
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
8:00 PM
Posted Date: November 1, 2012
Beck Lecture Series
Monday, October 8, 2012
8:00 PM

Poet–author of 12 books of poetry

Posted Date: October 3, 2012
Beck Lecture Series
Thursday, October 25, 2012
8:00 PM

Fiction Writer–Her work has appeared in The New Yorker and many anthologies.

Posted Date: October 3, 2012
Beck Lecture Series
Monday, April 9, 2012
4:30 PM

Jerry Ward is a poet, scholar, and author, and is professor of English and African American World Studies at Dillard University in New Orleans.

Posted Date: March 20, 2012
Beck Lecture Series
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
8:00 PM
Posted Date: March 12, 2012
Beck Lecture Series
Thursday, April 5, 2012
4:30 PM

Modhumita Roy is associate professor of English and director of the Women’s Studies program at Tufts University.

Posted Date: March 12, 2012
Beck Lecture Series
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
8:00 PM

Poetry Prize Winner–Lantz has won the 2011 GLCA New Writers Award, the Council for Wisconsin Writers Posner Award, and the Larry Levis Reading Prize

Posted Date: March 11, 2012
Beck Lecture Series
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
8:00 PM

Fiction Writer–Griffith’s new novel, Trophy (Triquarterly), was named one of Kirkus Reviews’ Best 25 Books of Fiction for 2011

Posted Date: February 1, 2012
Beck Lecture Series
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
4:30 PM

Peter Grandbois is the author of the novel The Gravedigger.

Posted Date: October 6, 2011
Beck Lecture Series
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
8:00 PM

Gretel Ehrlich is the author of thirteen books, including three books of narrative essays, a novel, a memoir, three books of poetry, a biography, a book of ethnology/travel, and a children’s book, among others.

Posted Date: October 5, 2011
Beck Lecture Series
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
4:30 PM

Poet Debra Allbery is the Director of the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers.

Posted Date: September 2, 2011
Beck Lecture Series
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
8:00 PM

Derek Mong was the 2008-2010 Axton Fellow in Poetry at the University of Louisville, where he taught literature, creative writing, and hosted “The Soul That Grows in Darkness: The Axton Festival of Film and Verse.”

Posted Date: August 2, 2011
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.

Posted Date: 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.

Posted Date: 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.

Posted Date: 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.

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

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

Posted Date: 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.

Posted Date: 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).

Posted Date: 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.

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

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

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

Poet Katy Lederer will read from her recent work.

Posted Date: 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.

Posted Date: 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.

Posted Date: 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).

Posted Date: 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.

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

Kazim Ali teaches creative writing and literature at Oberlin College.

Posted Date: October 1, 2009