Campus Events

Fall 2017 events:

November 3: Poetry Reading and Art Show, featuring Vievee Francis

Vievee Francis is the author of Forest Primeval (Northwestern University Press, 2016), winner the 2017 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. She is also the author of Horse in the Dark, (Northwestern University Press, 2012), which won the Cave Canem Northwestern University Poetry Prize for a second collection, and Blue-Tail Fly (Wayne State University, 2006). Her work has appeared in numerous print and online journals, textbooks, and anthologies, including Best American Poetry (2010 & 2014) and Angles of Ascent: A Norton Anthology of Contemporary African American Poetry. In 2009 she received a Rona Jaffe Writer’s Award, and most recently the 2016 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. She serves as an Associate Editor of Callaloo and an associate professor of English in creative writing at Dartmouth College.

Friday, November 3, 2017 @ 6:00pm, Peggy Phelps and East Galleries, 251 E. 10th Street, Claremont Graduate University

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Past events:

March 28: Poetry Reading with Ari Banias

Ari Banias is the author of Anybody (W.W. Norton, 2016). He was born in Los Angeles, grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, and currently lives in Berkeley, CA. He holds a BA from Sarah Lawrence College, and an MFA in poetry from Hunter College, where he was a teaching fellow. The author of a chapbook, What’s Personal is Being Here With All of You (Portable Press @ Yo-Yo Labs, 2012), his poems appear in American Poetry Review, Boston Review, FIELD, Guernica, The Offing, The Volta, and as part of the exhibition Transgender Hirstory in 99 Objects. He is the recipient of the 2014 Cecil Hemley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America and the 2012 Campbell Corner Prize, and has been awarded fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, and Stanford University’s Wallace Stegner Fellowship program.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 @ 4:15 pm, Broad Performance Space, Pitzer College

April 4: Maggie Nelson and Sarah Manguso in Conversation

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 @ 6:00 pm, Garrison Theater, Scripps College

April 6: Poetry Reading with Ashaki M. Jackson

Ashaki M. Jackson is an applied social psychologist, program evaluator and poet who works with youth through research, evaluation and creative writing mentoring. She is a Cave Canem and VONA alumna who serves on the VIDA: Women In Literary Arts board. The author of two poetry collections, Surveillance (Writ Large Press) and Language Lesson (MIEL), Jackson lives in Los Angeles, California.

Thursday, April 6, 2017 @ 12:30 pm, McConnell Living Room, Pitzer College

April 13: Poetry Reading with Elizabeth A. I. Powell

Elizabeth A. I. Powell is the author of The Republic of Self a New Issue First Book Prize winner, selected by C.K. Williams. Her second book Willy Loman’s Reckless Daughter: Living Truthfully Under Imaginary Circumstances won the Robert Dana Prize in poetry, chosen by Maureen Seaton, and was a 2016 “Books We Love” in The New Yorker. She is Editor of Green Mountains Review, and Associate Professor of Writing and Literature at Johnson State College. She also serves on the faculty of the low-residency MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA in Writing and Publishing.

Thursday, April 13, 2017 @12:30 pm, Broad Hall 207, Pitzer College

April 17: Poetry Reading with John Yau

Monday, April 17, 2017 @ 4:15 pm, Ena Thompson Reading Room, Pomona College

April 19: Poetry Reading with Don Share, Elena Karina Byrne, Terrance Hayes, Meghan O’Rourke, and Brian Kim Stefans

Join us for a reading by members of the Final Judging committee for the 2017 Kingsley & Kate Tufts Poetry Awards.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 @ 4:00pm, Harper Hall Board of Trustees Room, Claremont Graduate University

April 20: 7Cs Students Read Poetry

All 7Cs students are invited to share a poem — bring your own original poem to read, or read a favorite poem by an author you admire.

Thursday, April 20, 2017 @ 3:00pm, Founders Room, Honnold Library

April 20: Kingsley & Kate Tufts Poetry Awards Reading

Join Claremont Graduate University for a special reading celebrating the winners of the 2017 Kingsley & Kate Tufts Poetry Awards.

Thursday, April 20, 2017 @ 7:15pm. Mark Taper Auditorium, Los Angeles Public Library. 630 W. 5th Street

April 21: Poetry Marathon featuring Kingsley & Kate Tufts Poetry Awards winners

Stop by the library at any point during the 2:00-5:00pm Poetry Marathon to enjoy poetry read by present and past winners of CGU’s Kingsley & Kate Tufts Poetry Awards.

Friday, April 21, 2017 @ 2:00pm. Founders Room, Honnold Library.

Other campus events can be found by following Pitzer Literary Series on Facebook and joining the 5C Wordsmiths Facebook group