March 8: Tolle Lege Reception
McQuade Library is very proud to present the 15th Annual Tolle Lege Reception. Please join us at the Writers House to honor members of our Merrimack community who have contributed to the Tolle Lege collection in the past academic year. 4 pm.
March 15: Anna & Elizabeth
The group Anna & Elizabeth has performed at the Cambridge Folk Festival, Brighton Festival, Newport Folk Festival, Atlanta Museum of Modern Art, Brooklyn Folk Fest, as well as intimate theaters across the U.S., U.K., and Europe. The duo has received fellowships to develop their work at the MacDowell Colony, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and elsewhere. They have released two acclaimed full-length albums: Sun to Sun (2012) and Anna & Elizabeth (2015). 4 pm.
April 3: Gabrielle Calvocoressi
Gabrielle Calvocoressi is the author of Apocalyptic Swing, The Last Time I Saw Amelia Earhart and, most recently, Rocket Fantastic. She is the senior poetry editor at Los Angeles Review of Books and teaches at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 4 pm.
April 10: Javier Zamora
Javier Zamora was born in La Herradura, El Salvador, in 1990, and migrated to the United States in 1999. He is the author of Unaccompanied. He has received fellowships from CantoMundo, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Poetry Foundation, among others. 4 pm.
April 17: Claire Messud
Our spring Writer-in-Residence will be Claire Messud, acclaimed author of six works of fiction, including her most recent novel, The Woman Upstairs. She is the recipient of Guggenheim and Radcliffe Fellowships, as well as the Strauss Living Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Messud is currently a senior lecturer at Harvard University. 4 pm.
This program made possible with generous support from the Andrea ’79 and Ken Robertson Writers House Innovation Fund.
April 29: Robin Becker
Robin Becker is a poet, critic, feminist, and professor. She is the author of eight collections of poetry, including, most recently, The Black Bear Inside Me, Tiger Heron, and Domain of Perfect Affection. 4 pm.