What’s Happening

Singer, associate professor of English at Denison University, has been awarded the James Jones First Novel Fellowship.

Posted Date: November 6, 2013
Beck Lecture Series
Thursday, November 7, 2013
8:00 PM

The Beck Lecture Series welcomes Benjamin Busch, GLCA Prize Winner for Creative Nonfiction.

Posted Date: October 31, 2013
Beck Lecture Series
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
8:00 PM

The Beck Lecture Series and Queer Studies Program welcome Alison Bechdel.

Posted Date: October 31, 2013
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
8:00 PM

Stephen Graham Jones, a Blackfeet Native American novelist known for his forays into both experimental and genre fiction.

Posted Date: October 9, 2013
Thursday, October 3, 2013
8:00 PM

Dana Levin, an award-winning poet whose childhood took place in California’s Mojave Desert.

Posted Date: October 3, 2013
Beck Lecture Series
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
8:00 PM

Fiction Writer–winner of the 1993 Western States Book Award

Posted Date: September 10, 2013
Philip Levine
Beck Lecture Series
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Philip Levine, Pulitzer-Prize winning poet, reads from his work as part of the acclaimed Beck Lecture Series.

Posted Date: August 15, 2013
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
8:00 PM

April 3, 2013
8:00 p.m.
Barney-Davis Board Room 

Posted Date: April 3, 2013
Beck Lecture Series
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
8:00 PM

Nonfiction Writer–David Shields is the author of fourteen books

Posted Date: March 31, 2013
Beck Lecture Series
Thursday, March 21, 2013
8:00 PM

He is a writer of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and plays.

Posted Date: March 17, 2013
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