Cornell University: In A Word ft. Joanie Mackowski & Elisha Cohn, In Conversation

The Cornell University Creative Writing Program presents the In a Word series. This will showcase the Creative Writing Program’s influences and contributions to the literary world by its dedicated faculty of fiction writers and poets. Poet Joanie Mackowski will read and converse with scholar Elisha Cohn about their work. Refreshments and book signing to follow in the English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall.

Cornell TRANS*forming Literature: A Reading & Conversation with Ryka Aoki, Helen Boyd, & Ely Shipley

The Cornell University Department of English presents TRANS*forming Literature: A Reading & Conversation with Ryka Aoki, Helen Boyd, & Ely Shipley. The Spring 2018 Barbara & David Zalaznick Creative Writing Reading Series wraps up with a reading and conversation with:
Ryka Aoki: Poet, Novelist, & Composer
Helen Boyd: Writer & Educator
Ely Shipley: Poet

Reception and book signing to follow in the English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall.

Cornell University: The Wendy Rosenthal Gellman Lecture on Modern Literature by Lawrence Buell

The Cornell University Department of English presents the Wendy Rosenthal Gellman Lecture on Modern Literature by Lawrence Buell of Harvard University. This lecture is entitled, “Remembering the Future to Keep It from Happening: Environmental Imagination in the Anthropocene.” The well-attested interdependences between the processes of memory and anticipation go a long way toward explaining both the power of environmental memory as a driver of bodies, minds, and peoples as well as its resistance to executive control. Nowhere are these complexities more revealingly on display than in works of creative imagination, which, so regarded, underscore the importance of the environmental humanities in confronting the challenges of the Anthropocene era. The Gellman Lecture, featuring a distinguished scholar of modern literature, was established by a generous gift from Wendy Rosenthal Gellman ‘81, who majored in English at Cornell.

Cornell University Reading by Julie Schumacher

The Cornell University Department of English presents a book reading by writer Julie Schumacher as part of the Spring 2018 Barbara & David Zalaznick Creative Writing Series. Julie Schumacher (MFA Cornell 1986) is the author of nine books, including the national bestseller Dear Committee Members, winner of the Thurber Prize for American Humor. She is the only woman to have won the Thurber Prize. Schumacher’s first novel, The Body Is Water, was an ALA Notable Book of the Year and a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award, and her essays and short stories have appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Chronicle for Higher Education. Most recently, she is the author of Doodling for Academics – a Coloring and Activity Book, and of the forthcoming novel The Shakespeare Requirement.

Richard Cleaveland Memorial Reading ft. J. Robert Lennon & Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon

The Cornell Department of English presents the Richard Cleveland Memorial Reading, featuring J. Robert Lennon, fiction writer, and Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon, poet. Part of the Spring 2018 Barbara & David Zalaznick Creative Writing Reading Series at Cornell University. The Richard Cleaveland Memorial Reading was created in 2002 by family and friends of Richard Cleaveland, Cornell Class of ’74, to honor his memory. Reception and book signing to follow in the English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall.