NC State Literary Readings Fall 2023

Wednesday, August 30, 7 PM Caldwell Hall Lounge, Caldwell Hall 

Wilton Barnhardt was born in Winston-Salem. He was a reporter for Sports Illustrated, before attending graduate school at Oxford University. While overseas he wrote his first novel Emma Who Saved My Life which he later followed with GospelShow World, the New York Times best-seller Lookaway, Lookaway and the current Western Alliances. He has been associated with a host of writing programs including UC Irvine, the California Institute of Technology, and Warren Wilson College’s MFA Program for Writers before settling down here in Raleigh where he directed the NC State MFA program in its early years. He is also the anthology editor of UNC Press's Every True Pleasure: LGBTQ Tales of North Carolina. 

DAUN DAEMON & MFA Graduate Students (Poetry)
Wednesday, September 27, 4 PM Caldwell Hall Lounge, Caldwell Hall 

Daun Daemon is the author of A Prayer for Forgiving My Parents (Kelsay Books, 2023), a memoir in poems. Her short stories and poems have appeared in numerous journals including Amsterdam Quarterly, Salvation South, Typehouse, Third Wednesday, Remington Review, and Delmarva Review. A triple graduate of NC State University, Daemon teaches scientific communication at her alma mater. 

Tuesday, October 17, 7 PM Caldwell Hall Lounge, Caldwell Hall 

Ina Cariño is a 2022 Whiting Award winner for poetry. Their work appears in the American Poetry Review, the Margins, Guernica, Poetry Northwest, Poetry Magazine, the Paris Review Daily, Waxwing, New England Review, and elsewhere. She is a Kundiman fellow and is the winner of the 2021 Alice James Award for Feast, published by Alice James Books in March 2023. In 2021, Ina was selected as one of four winners of the 92Y Discovery Poetry Contest. In 2019, they founded a poetry reading series called Indigena Collective, a platform that aims to center marginalized creatives in the NC community and beyond.

SMRITI RAVINDRA (Fiction) presented in collaboration with NC State University Libraries 
Wednesday, November 15, 7:30 PM Caldwell Hall Lounge, Caldwell Hall 

Smriti Ravindra is a Nepali-Indian writer. She is a Fulbright scholar and holds an MFA in creative writing from North Carolina State University (yr. 2012). Her works have been published globally including the US, India and Nepal. The Woman Who Climbed Trees is her first novel.