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Allan Hamilton Dickson Spring Writers Series

Meet authors, aspiring authors and other lovers of literature as the Wilkes University Department of English hosts public readings courtesy of the Allan Hamilton Dickson Fund.

During the Spring 2021 semester, the guest artists will visit campus via Zoom to read from their work and discuss the creative process.

Spring 2021 Schedule

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Zach Linge

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 7 p.m.

Zach Linge’s poems appear in AGNI, Best New Poets 2020, New England Review, Poetry and elsewhere, and their second refereed article was published in a special issue of African American Review on the works of Percival Everett. Linge is the recipient of scholarships to The Kenyon Review Writers Workshop and the Sewanee Writers Conference and lives in Tallahassee, Florida, where they serve as editor-in-chief of the Southeast Review.

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Poupeh Missaghi

Wednesday, March 17, 7 p.m.

Poupeh Missaghi is a writer, a translator of Persian, the Iran editor-at-large for Asymptotejournal.com and an educator. She holds a Ph.D. in English/creative writing from the University of Denver and an M.A. in creative writing from Johns Hopkins University. Her nonfiction, fiction, and translations have appeared in numerous journals and she has several books of translation published in Iran. She is currently a visiting assistant professor at the Department of Writing at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y. Her debut novel, "trans(re)lating house one," was published by Coffee House Press in Feb. 2020.

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Howard Norman

Wednesday, April 14, 7 p.m.

Lannan Award winner Howard Norman is a novelist, memoirist, and children’s author. Recent works include the memoir "I Hate To Leave This Beautiful Place" and the novel "The Ghost Clause." His books have been translated into fourteen languages and awarded the Harold Morton Landon Prize in Translation from the Academy of American Poets. A thirty-year faculty member at the University of Maryland and the New York Summer Writers Institute, Norman is working on a memoir of friendship with the painter Jake Berthot, titled "The Wound Is The Place The Light Enters You"; a collection of his letters sent to W.S. Merwin from Japan while walking Basho’s okunohosomiche, "Narrow Road to the North"; and a graphic noir, "Detective Levy Detects" with illustrations by Annie Bakst. According to E.L. Doctorow, “Both in his fiction and nonfiction, Howard Norman is a national treasure—that rarest of things, an original mind writing original prose.”

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Dr. Mischelle B. Anthony
Associate Professor/Chair Department of English
Wilkes University
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Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766
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