Join authors Michele Morano and Destiny O. Birdsong’s discussion as a part of the Visiting Writers Series. Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/love-talks-an-evening-with-michele-morano-and-destiny-o-birdsong-tickets-132143850815
Michele Morano is the author of the essay collections Like Love and Grammar Lessons: Translating a Life in Spain. Her work has appeared in many journals and anthologies, including Best American Essays, Fourth Genre, Ninth Letter, Brevity, and WaveForm: Twenty-First-Century Essays by Women. She earned an MFA and PhD from the University of Iowa and currently chairs the English Department at DePaul University.
Destiny O. Birdsong is a Louisiana-born fiction writer, and essayist whose work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Paris Review, Boston Review, Catapult, African American Review, and elsewhere. Her debut poetry collection, Negotiations, was published by Tin House Books in October 2020, and her debut novel is forthcoming from Grand Central in 2022. She earned both her MFA and PhD from Vanderbilt University, and now lives and works in Nashville, Tennessee.
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The English Department’s Visiting Writers’ Series is proudly sponsoring Love Talks: An Evening with Michele Morano and Destiny O. Birdsong.
The event is from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. on January 19th.
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In partnership with the History Department, The English Department Visiting Writers Series is hosting a remote event for the release of Professor Kathleen Rooney and Professor Miles Harvey’s books beginning at 6:00 pm on September 30: Historical Research in Fiction and Creative Nonfiction: Readings and Conversation with Kathleen Rooney and Miles Harvey. The conversation will be moderated by Amy Tyson of the History Department.Continue reading “Visiting Writers’ Event this Wednesday!”
Please join the DePaul Department of English as we welcome poet and editor Allison Joseph to the Visiting Writers Program on
Thursday, October 5 @ 6 PM
Richardson Library 115
2350 N Kenmore Avenue
Joseph, director of the Southern Illinois University MFA Program in Creative Writing, is the author of What Keeps Us Here (Ampersand, 1992), Soul Train (Carnegie Mellon, 1997), In Every Seam (Pittsburgh, 1997), Imitation of Life (Carnegie Mellon, 2003) and Worldly Pleasures (Word Press, 2004). Her honors include the John C. Zacharis First Book Prize, fellowships from the Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers Conferences, and an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in Poetry. She is editor and poetry editor of Crab Orchard Review and director of the Young Writers Workshop, an annual summer residential creative writing workshop for high school writers, and holds the Judge Williams Holmes Cook Endowed Professorship.
Exciting news this month for the DePaul English community: MAWP alumna Jessica Chiarella‘s debut novel, And Again, was published last week by Simon & Schuster. Chiarella is a native of Vernon Hills, IL and is currently in the creative writing MFA program at the University of California, Riverside.
The Chicago Tribune published an article last week in which Printers Row reporter Jeremy Mikula mentions that the first draft of the novel was written for Prof. Johns Trissler’s novel-writing class.
And Again explores the lives of four terminally ill medical patients who undergo an experimental medical procedure that erases their former ailments and illnesses. Check out the Kirkus Review of the novel here.
The DePaul Visiting Writers Series welcomes Chiarella for a reading at the Richardson Library next week. The event will take place Tuesday, January 26 at 6pm in Richardson 150.