Loyola University Maryland postdoctoral fellows Kefaya Diab and Nabila Hijazi will present new work and answer questions about the writing process. Dr. Diab is currently working on a book about the Arab Spring and a documentary about the Tunisian revolution; Dr. Hijazi researches translingual writing and Muslim, immigrant, and refugee women’s rhetorics and literacy practices.
Karen Fish is the author of three collections, The Cedar Canoe, What Is Beyond Us and most recently, No Chronology published by University of Chicago Press.
Award-winning fiction writer Kali Fajardo-Anstine will speak about how claiming one’s identities can be an act of resistance. Kali Fajardo-Anstine’s debut story collection, Sabrina & Corina was a finalist for the National Book Award, a finalist for the Story Prize, a finalist for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize,and the winner of the American Book Award.
Tiya Miles is professor of history and Radcliffe Alumnae Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and director of the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard University.
The Writing Department is screening "Becoming Bulletproof", a documentary about a group of individuals with disabilities. The evening is a movie event, complete with popcorn and candy, followed by some conversation.
Greg Jackson’s widely acclaimed debut short story collection, Prodigals was the 2016 Honoree of the National Book Foundation’s “5 Under 35.”
Marian Crotty is the author of What Counts as Love, which was long-listed for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize and won the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize
Award-winning writer Ross Gay will give a craft talk and answer questions about the writing process. Gay is the author of four books of poetry as well as his New York Times bestselling essay collection The Book of Delights.
Tom Sleigh is the author of several volumes of poetry, including The Chain, Far Side of the Earth, Space Walk, and Station Zed. Space Walk won the 2008 Kingsley Tufts Award and earned Sleigh considerable critical acclaim.
"One Question" is an interactive event focused on inclusion. This student-led event combines a short film with a panel discussion.
Loyola University Maryland professors Masudul Biswas and Andrew Ross will present new work and answer questions about the writing process. Dr. Biswas is an Associate Professor of Communication whose interests include diversity in online news and approaches to diversity in journalism and communication education; Dr. Ross is an Assistant Professor of History whose current research project investigates the campaign to abolish the morals police in late nineteenth and early twentieth-century Paris.
Lucas Southworth's short stories often incorporate elements of genres such as science fiction, fantasy, fairy tales, and horror, to explore themes such as violence, trauma, voicelessness, and the nature of storytelling.