Tuesday, January 16, 2018 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm
The Start of Something: Selected Stories by Stuart Dybek was published by Jonathan Cape/Vintage in 2016. He is the author of five other books of fiction and two volumes of poetry, Brass Knuckles (Carnegie Mellon) and Streets In Their Own Ink (FSG.) His work is widely anthologized and appears in publications such as The New Yorker, Harpers, The Atlantic, Tin House, Granta, Zoetrope, Ploughshares, and Poetry. He is the Distinguished Writer in Residence at Northwestern University.
Mark Turcotte (Turtle Mountain Chippewa) is author of four poetry collections, including The Feathered Heart and Exploding Chippewas. Turcotte has been the recipient of a Lannan Foundation Grant, two Literary Fellowships from the Wisconsin Arts Board, and a Josephine Gates Kelly Memorial Fellowship from Wordcraft Circle. He was the 2008/09 Visiting Native Writer at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, and served as Visiting Writer-In-Residence for Spring 2014 at the Center For The Writing Arts at Northwestern University. Since 2009 he has been a Senior Lecturer in English and Creative Writing at DePaul University.