Gabrielle Calvocoressi: Week of Sept. 6, 2020

September 02, 2020

Tuesday, Sept. 8, 7 p.m.: Live from Prairie Lights

Tuesday, Sept. 8, 7 p.m.: Live from Prairie Lights

Join award-winning poet Gabrielle Calvocoressi for a reading from their work, followed by a discussion with Writers @ Grinnell Director Dean Bakopoulos about the ways we can re-imagine creative writing and the teaching of creative writing during this tumultuously challenging year.  To register for this event, go to Live from Prairie Lights.

On Wednesday, Sept. 9 at noon, Gaby will also be doing a virtual brown bag lunch with LGBTQ+ faculty and staff. Details (link) to come via email.

Thursday, Sept. 10, 7:30 p.m.: Writers@Grinnell roundtable

This event is an informal conversation open only to members of the Grinnell College community. Details (link) to come via email.

Gabrielle Calvocoressi is the author of The Last Time I Saw Amelia Earhart, Apocalyptic Swing (a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize), and Rocket Fantastic, winner of the Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry. Calvocoressi is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships including a Stegner Fellowship and Jones Lectureship from Stanford University; a Rona Jaffe Woman Writer's Award; a Lannan Foundation residency in  Marfa, TX; the Bernard F. Conners Prize from The Paris Review; and a residency from the Civitella di Ranieri Foundation, among others. Calvocoressi's poems have been published or are forthcoming in numerous magazines and journals including The Baffler, The New York Times, POETRY, Boston Review, Kenyon Review, Tin House, and The New Yorker. Calvocoressi is an Editor at Large at Los Angeles Review of Books, and Poetry Editor at Southern Cultures. Works in progress include a non-fiction book entitled, The Year I Didn't Kill Myself and a novel, The Alderman of the Graveyard. Calvocoressi teaches at UNC Chapel Hill and lives in Carrboro, NC, where joy, compassion, and social justice are at the center of their personal and poetic practice.

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