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New Writing Series Fall 2022 

francine j. harris -- Wednesday, October 12, 2022 -- Geisel Library, Seuss Room at 5:00 pm

Francine J. Harris

francine j. harris’ third collection, Here is the Sweet Hand from Farrar, Straus & Giroux, was a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts award and winner of the 2020 National Book Critics Circle Award. Her second collection, play dead, was the winner of the Lambda Literary and Audre Lorde Awards and finalist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. Her first collection, allegiance, was a finalist for the Kate Tufts Discovery and PEN Open Book Awards. Originally from Detroit, she has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the MacDowell Colony, and the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library. She is Professor of English at the University of Houston and serves as Consulting Faculty Editor at Gulf Coast.

Meeting ID: 949 8798 3165
Password: 818609

Edgar Garcia -- Wednesday, October 19, 2022 -- Geisel Library,  Seuss Room at 5:00 pm

Edgar Garcia

Edgar Garcia is a poet and scholar of the hemispheric cultures of the Americas. He is the author of Skins of Columbus: A Dream Ethnography (Fence Books, 2019); Signs of the Americas: A Poetics of Pictography, Hieroglyphs, and Khipu (University of Chicago Press, 2020); and Emergency: Reading the Popol Vuh in a Time of Crisis (University of Chicago Press, 2022); among other works and collaborations. He is Associate Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Chicago. In 2022-23 he is guest editor in chief of Fence.

Meeting ID: 921 6893 1358
Password: 738409 

Marylyn Tan -- Wednesday, November 9, 2022 -- Geisel Library, Seuss Room at 5:00 pm

Marylyn Tan

Marylyn Tan is a large-beasted, supple, queer, female Chinese Singaporean writer-artist. Her work subverts, reverts and perverts, disrespects respectability, and reclaims power. Her first child, GAZE BACK, is the lesbo trans-genre grimoire you never knew you needed. It made her the first woman-poet to clinch the Singapore Literature Prize.  

Meeting ID: 968 3860 7362
Password: 988205  

Volodya Rafeyenko -- Monday, November 14, 2022 -- Geisel Library, Seuss Room at 5:00 pm

Volodya Rafeyenko

Volodymyr Rafeyenko is a Ukrainian writer, poet, translator and critic. He initially wrote entirely in Russian, but following the outbreak of Russian aggression in 2014 he switched to Ukrainian. Mondegreen: Songs about Death and Love is his first novel in Ukrainian. He is the Ukrainian translator of Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich’s War’s Unwomanly Face.

Meeting ID: 984 4561 3152
Password: 882940 

Sponsored by the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Program and the Jewish Studies Program 

The New Writing Series is brought to you by the Literature Department and the School of Arts and Humanities

The New Writing Series thanks the Department of Visual Arts for providing us with the SME Presentation Space

For more information contact Professor Brandon Som.