Creative Writing Speakers Series

Join Belmont’s English Department as it hosts this Spring’s Creative Writers Series!Heather K. Hummel

On March 17 at 7 p.m. in the Vince Gill Room, join us for an evening of poetry and discussion with Heather Hummel, co-founder and editor of The Blood Orange Review. Heather will discuss on-line publication, collaboration, and the process of revision as she reads a selection of poems, new and old, including work from Handmade Boats (Whale Sound Audio Chapbooks), and her current book project Upwelling, an exploration of historical, societal, and individual responses to the loss and destruction of the oceanic environment.

Christian WimanOn Wednesday, April 13,  Christian Wiman, the editor of the oldest and most prestigious American magazine of verse, Poetry, will be speaking at 10:00 in Neely Hall. Wiman’s award-winning books of prose and poetry include The Long Home and Ambition and Survival: Becoming a Poet. His work has appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s, The New York Times Review of Books and The New Yorker. His new book is Every Riven Thing: Poems.

Summer Wood

On April 14 at 7 p.m. (also in the Vince Gill Room), the department will be hosting novelist Summer Wood from Taos, New Mexico, who will read from and sign her novels, Arroyo and Wrecker.   Summer teaches writing at the University of New Mexico’s Taos Summer Writers’ Conference. She blogs about travel and has non-fiction work published  in National Geographic Traveler, among others, and in 2007 she was awarded the $50,000 Literary Gift of Freedom from A Room of Her Own Foundation.

Please consider yourself invited to all of these wonderful events!

(Writing for this article contributed by Jeremy Ecke, Sandy Hutchins, and Todd Lake.)

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