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Writers@Grinnell

Writers@Grinnell, the English department’s reading series, brings to campus writers of all kinds: poets, novelists, memoirists, essayists, radio essayists, columnists, graphic memoirists, playwrights, and short story writers. Believing language to be a dynamic and communal medium, we give its crafted versions the attention they deserve, and we take seriously the importance of diverse perspectives. Recent visitors include African-American and Latino writers, international writers, LGBT writers, blind and deaf writers, bi-polar writers, and writers with mobility impairments. Through the generous support of an anonymous donor, every year we host a distinguished author reading and an interdisciplinary creative writing event.

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Ralph Savarese and Stephen Kuusisto

Ralph Savarese and Stephen Kuusisto: Oct. 29, 2020

Join us for a virtual event celebrating the publication of two recent books of poetry by acclaimed authors: “Republican Fathers” (Nine Mile Books) by Ralph James Savarese and “Old Horse, What Is to be Done?”(Tiger Bark Press) by Stephen Kuusisto.
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Ada Limón and Jennifer Knox: Nov. 10, 2020

Poets and pals Ada Limón and Jennifer L. Knox read from their award-winning work and share a public conversation, moderated by Dean Bakopoulos.
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Dean and Natalie Bakopoulos: Nov. 17, 2020

Writers @ Grinnell director Dean Bakopoulos interviews his sister, novelist and essayist Natalie Bakopoulos, author of the acclaimed new novel, Scorpionfish (Tin House, 2020).

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