NC State Literary Readings Spring 2020
VALERIA LUISELLI, Fiction
March 19, 7:00PM Hunt Library Auditorium, Hunt Library (map
Valeria Luiselli was born in Mexico City and grew up in South Korea, South Africa and India. An acclaimed writer of both fiction and nonfiction, she is the author of the essay collection Sidewalks; the novels Faces in the Crowd and The Story of My Teeth; and, most recently, Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions. She is the winner of two Los Angeles Times Book Prizes and an American Book Award, and has twice been nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Kirkus Prize. She has been a National Book Foundation “5 Under 35” honoree and the recipient of a Bearing Witness Fellowship from the Art for Justice Fund. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Granta, and McSweeney’s, among other publications, and has been translated into more than twenty languages. She lives in New York City.
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ANDERS CARLSON-WEE & 2020 NC STATE POETRY CONTEST AWARDS CEREMONY
April 2, 7:30PM Caldwell Hall Lounge (map)
Anders Carlson-Wee is the author of The Low Passions (2019), a New York Public Library Book Group Selection as well as the 2019 Connecticut Poetry Circuit Selection, and Dynamite (2015), winner of the Frost Place Chapbook Prize. His work has appeared in The Paris Review, BuzzFeed, Ploughshares, Virginia Quarterly Review, and many other publications. The recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, McKnight Foundation, Camargo Foundation, Bread Loaf, Sewanee, and the Napa Valley Writers’ Conference, he is the winner of the 2017 Poetry International Prize. His work has been translated into Chinese.
ARIA ABER, Poetry
April 15, 7:30PM Caldwell Hall Lounge (map)
Aria Aber was raised in Germany, where she was born to Afghan refugees. Her debut book Hard Damage (2019) won the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry. Her poems are forthcoming or have appeared in The New Yorker, New Republic, Kenyon Review, The Yale Review, Poem-A-Day, Narrative, Muzzle Magazine, Wasafiri and others. A graduate from the NYU MFA in Creative Writing, where she was the Writers in Public Schools Fellow, she holds awards and fellowships from Kundiman and Dickinson House and was the 2018-2019 Ron Wallace Poetry Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute of Creative Writing. She’s currently based in Berlin and is at work on her second book.
2020 NC STATE UNIVERSITY MFA GRADUATE READING
April 22, 7:00PM Caldwell Hall Lounge (map)
2020 graduates of the NC State University MFA in Creative Writing Program present readings from their work. Past years’ MFA graduates have gone on to win the APR/Honickman First Book Prize, the Nebula Award, the Masters Review Anthology Prize, and the World Science Fiction Award and receive a Provincetown Fellowship, NC Arts Council Fellowship, Fulbright Scholarship, and Ron Wallace Poetry Fellowship, among other honors.
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