"Writing: A Life" Events

 

Meg Day

 

Meg Day is the author of Last Psalm at Sea Level (Barrow Street, 2014), winner of the Publishing Triangle’s Audre Lorde Award, and a finalist for the 2016 Kate Tufts Discovery Award, and the co-editor of Laura Hershey: On the Life & Work of an American Master, published in 2019 as a part of The Unsung Masters Series through Pleiades Press. Day was the 2015–2016 recipient of the Amy Lowell Scholarship for American Poets Traveling Abroad and a 2013 recipient of an NEA Fellowship in Poetry. Day is an assistant professor of English & creative writing at Franklin & Marshall College. www.megday.com


Campus events listed below are free and open to the public.

 

Reading | Feb. 20 | 7:30 p.m. | Bishop Library Atrium

Books will be available for purchase and signing at the reading.

 

 

 

Clare Beams

 

Clare Beams’s story collection, We Show What We Have Learned, won the Bard Fiction Prize, was longlisted for the Story Prize, and was a Kirkus Best Debut of 2016, as well as a finalist for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize, the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Fiction Award, and the Shirley Jackson Award. Her fiction appears in One Story, n+1EcotoneThe Common, the Kenyon Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading, and The Best American Nonrequired Reading, and has received special mention in The Best American Short Stories 2013 and The Pushcart Prize XXXV. She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and the Sustainable Arts Foundation. After teaching high school English for six years in Falmouth, Mass., she moved to Pittsburgh, where she lives with her husband and two daughters. She has taught creative writing at Carnegie Mellon University and St. Vincent College. Her novel, The Illness Lesson, will be published by Doubleday/Knopf in 2020.


Campus events listed below are free and open to the public.

 

Reading | April 7 | 7:30 p.m. | Bishop Library Atrium

Books will be available for purchase and signing at the reading.