NC State Literary Readings Fall 2021

September 22, 7:30PM (Virtual Event -- by invitation)
Eduardo C. Corral is the son of Mexican immigrants. Graywolf Press published his second book, Guillotine, in 2020. His first book, Slow Lightning, won the Yale Series of Younger Poets competition. His poems have appeared in Ambit, New England Review, The New Republic, Ploughshares, and Poetry. He's the recipient of residencies from the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo and Civitella Ranieri. He's also the recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, the Hodder Fellowship and the National Holmes Poetry Prize, both from Princeton University. He teaches in the MFA program in Creative Writing at North Carolina State University. He lives in Raleigh.

Cadwell Turnbull is the author of The Lesson. His short fiction has appeared in The VergeLightspeedNightmareAsimov’s Science Fiction, and several anthologies, including The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2018 and The Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy 2019. His novel The Lesson was the winner of the 2020 Neukom Institute Literary Award in the debut category. The novel was also short-listed for the VCU Cabell Award and long-listed for the Massachusetts Book Award. Turnbull lives in Raleigh and teaches at North Carolina State University.

A recording of the livestreamed event is available here.

October 13, 7:30PM (Virtual Event -- by invitation)
Threa Almontaser is an award-winning poet and multimedia artist from New York. She is a Rosati Visiting Writer at Duke and the recipient of fellowships from the Civitella Ranieri foundation in italy, national endowment for the arts, the Fulbright Program, the Kerouac project, and elsewhere. She holds a bachelor of fine arts, a master of fine arts, and a TESOL certification from North Carolina State University. An editor for tinderbox poetry journal, a national board member in the American Association of Yemeni Students and Professionals, a judge for the Pen America Writing for Justice Fellowship and the Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards, she focuses primarily on promoting the creative arts. She currently teaches English to immigrants and refugees in her area.

November 3, 7:30PM (Virtual Event -- by invitation)
Joseph Millar's first collection, Overtime, was a finalist for the 2001 Oregon Book Award. His second collection, Fortune, appeared in 2007, followed by a third, Blue Rust, in 2012. His latest collection Kingdom was released in early 2017. He has won fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as a Pushcart Prize and has appeared in such magazines as DoubleTake, TriQuarterly, The Southern Review, APR, and Ploughshares. Millar teaches in Pacific University's low-residency MFA Program and in North Carolina State's MFA Program in Creative Writing.

NC State alumnus Matthew Wimberley is the author of All the Great Territories (SIU, 2020) and is an assistant professor of English at Lees-Mcrae College in Banner Elk, North Carolina, where he lives.

GABRIEL BUMP (Judge of the 2021 NC State University Fiction Contest), Fiction

November 17, 7:30PM (Virtual Event -- by invitation)
Gabriel Bump grew up in South Shore, Chicago. He received his MFA in fiction from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His debut novel, Everywhere You Don't Belong, was a New York Times Notable Book of 2020 and has won the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence, the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award for Fiction, the Heartland Booksellers Award for Fiction, and the Black Caucus of the American Library Association's First Novelist Award. Bump teaches at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.