R184. Writing Assignments for the Anthropocene
Thursday, March 8, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm
Katy Didden is the author The Glacier’s Wake (a book of poems), and she earned a PhD in English and creative writing from the University of Missouri. A recent Hodder Fellow at Princeton University, Katy is currently an assistant professor of creative writing at Ball State University.
Sasha West’s first book, Failure and I Bury the Body, won the National Poetry Series and a Texas Institute of Letters award. She is an assistant professor of creative writing at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas.
Belle Boggs is the author of The Art of Waiting: On Fertility, Medicine, and Motherhood and Mattaponi Queen: Stories. The Art of Waiting was a finalist for the PEN Diamonstein/Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. She teaches in the MFA program at North Carolina State University.
Allegra Hyde's first book, Of This New World, won the John Simmons Short Fiction Award. She is the recipient of two Pushcart Prizes, as well as fellowships from the Lucas Artists Program, the Virginia G. Piper Center, and the US Fulbright Commission. She teaches for the Inprint Writers Workshops.
Hasanthika Sirisena's stories have appeared in Glimmer Train, Epoch, StoryQuarterly, Narrative, and other magazines. She is a recipient of a Rona Jaffe Writer's Award and the 2015 Juniper Prize for Fiction. Her short story collection The Other One was released in March 2016.