March 20, 2019
Hernan del Valle, currently a fellow at The Radcliffe Institute, is a lawyer who specializes in international law and human rights. In the last 15 years, he has led humanitarian aid operations on five continents, assisting people affected by armed conflict and forced displacement, most recently with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) operations in the Mediterranean Sea. Please join us for a talk and discussion, with refreshments.
March 23, 2019
Bianca Stone is a poet and visual artist whose books include The Mobius Strip Club of Grief and Someone Else’s Wedding Vows. Join us for a reading, Q&A, and refreshments.
Note: this reading will be preceded by a special 2 pm workshop for Merrimack students with Bianca, exploring what words and images can do together. To register, contact Danielle Jones at email@example.com
For more information about Bianca Stone, see http://www.poetrycomics.org/
March 26, 2019
Alan Shapiro, the author of a dozen books, will read from his most recent one, Against Translation.
His awards include the Kingsley Tufts Award, the Los Angeles Book Prize, and a Lila Wallace–Reader’s Digest Writers’ Award. He teaches at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
April 2, 2019
Bob Hicok is the author of ten books of poetry, including his most recent, Hold. His awards include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and The Guggenheim Foundation. He is a professor of creative writing at Virginia Tech.
April 11, 2019
April 23, 2019
Christian Wiman is Professor of the Practice of Religion and Literature in the Yale Divinity School. He is the author, editor, or translator of ten books, including Hammer is the Prayer: Selected Poems (FSG, 2016), My Bright Abyss: Meditation of a Modern Believer (FSG, 2013), and Stolen Air: Selected Poems of Osip Mandelstam (HarperCollins/Ecco, 2012).
The Writer-in-Residence program is made possible through generous support from the Andrea ’79 and Ken Robertson Writers House Innovation Fund.