F201. New Writers Award 45th Anniversary Reading

Marquis Salon 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis, Meeting Level Two
Friday, February 10, 2017
1:30 pm to 2:45 pm


The Great Lakes Colleges Association’s New Writers Award is one of North America’s oldest, most celebrated first book prizes. Now in its forty-fifth year, the award has launched the careers of Alice Munro, Louise Erdrich, and Jorie Graham, among many others. To commemorate the award, five winners from three decades read their poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The reading is followed by a Q&A.



David James Poissant is the author of The Heaven of Animals, winner of the GLCA New Writers Award, and a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize and the PEN/Bingham Prize. His work has appeared in the Atlantic and the New York Times. He teaches in the MFA program at the University of Central Florida.

Tarfia Faizullah is the author of Seam  and Register of Eliminated Villages. Her honors include a Pushcart Prize and a GLCA New Writers' Award. She is the Nicholas Delbanco Visiting Professor of Poetry at the University of Michigan and codirector of Organic Weapon Arts.

Ander Monson is the author of six books of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, most recently Letter to a Future Lover. He teaches at the University of Arizona and edits the magazine DIAGRAM, the website Essay Daily, and the New Michigan Press.

Brad Watson is the author of Last Days of the Dog-Men, The Heaven of Mercury, Aliens in the Prime of Their Lives, and Miss Jane: A Novel. He teaches in the MFA program at the University of Wyoming


Kim Addonizio's latest books are a collection of poems, Mortal Trash, and a memoir, Bukowski in a Sundress. She is the author of six other poetry collections, two novels, and two books on writing poetry, The Poet's Companion (with Dorianne Laux) and Ordinary Genius.


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