Grand Valley Writers Series to feature acclaimed authors discussing their work
Posted on September 10, 2019
The latest installment of the Grand Valley Writers Series will feature seven authors whose subject matter ranges from an eccentric French composer to the video game NBA Jam.
Writers will discuss read from their work, discuss their craft and interact with students.
"This is my first year as coordinator for the Grand Valley Writers Series, and my predecessors in the role have built this into a national-caliber reading series," said Amorak Huey, associate professor of writing. "It’s a great way for the young writers here at GVSU to connect with published authors — and to put a human face on the words, to meet the person behind the work."
The lineup includes two faculty members: Caitlin Horrocks, associate professor of writing, whose first novel, "The Vexations" has received wide acclaim and was named a must-read by Oprah Magazine as well as Beth Peterson, whose essays have appeared in an array of publications. The first essay collection for Peterson, assistant professor of writing, is titled "Theory of World Ice" and is about glaciers, volcanoes and disappearing people.
The full schedule is below. For more information, visit the Writers Series website, https://www.gvsu.edu/writing/grand-valley-writers-series-12.htm, or contact Huey at email@example.com.
BRIAN OLIU & TASHA CORYELL
Monday, September 16, 2019
Craft Talk: 3pm
Reading & Book signing: 6-7:30pm, Multi-purpose Room, Pew Library
STEPHEN MACK JONES
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Craft Talk: 1-2 p.m., Kirkhof 2270
Reading & Book Signing: 6-7:30 p.m.
CAITLIN HORROCKS & BETH PETERSON
Monday, February 3, 2020
Reading & Book Signing, 6-7:30 p.m., Multi-purpose Room, Pew Library
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Craft Talk: 6-7 p.m., DeVos 111D
Reading & Book Signing: 7:30-8:30 p.m., University Club
Monday, March 30
Craft Talk: 3 p.m., KC 2270
Reading & Book Signing: 6-7:30pm, Multi-purpose Room, Pew Library