Please join the English Department for two upcoming events this Thursday, April 17:
Creative Writing Senior Reading
Thursday, April 17 at 4 p.m.
Featuring Mirah Bolender, MJ Eyzaguirre, Rashad Harris, Courtney Marti, Jordan Miller and Lea Mislevy
Sarah Lindsay Poetry Reading
Thursday, April 17
1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Book signing to follow at New Bo Books
Please join Sarah Lindsay, formerly of Cedar Rapids, as she reads from her new collection of poems, Debt to the Bone-Eating Snotflower, published last year by Copper Canyon. The reading will be held at CSPS, with a book signing to follow at New Bo Books. Several of Lindsay’s books will be available for purchase, and she would be happy to sign a copy and answer questions following the reading.
A native of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and recipient of a Lannan Literary Fellowship, Sarah Lindsay graduated from St. Olaf College with a B.A. and a Paracollege major in English and creative writing. She holds an M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of North Carolina–Greensboro. She has worked at Coe College as a typist, at the Cedar Rapids Gazette in the makeup department, and at Unicorn Press as a typesetter, printer, bookbinder, and floor-sweeper. As a copy editor at Pace, she has worked on such titles as Amtrak Express, Southern Bride, IGA Grocergram, the inflight magazine for Delta Airlines, and Verizon publications; nowadays she is the copy editor for Four Seasons Magazine and its website. She is also an amateur cellist. Her books of poems include Primate Behavior (finalist for the National Book Award), Grove Press, 1997; Mount Clutter, Grove Press, 2002; Twigs and Knucklebones, Copper Canyon Press, 2008; and Debt to the Bone-Eating Snotflower, Copper Canyon Press, 2013.
Other upcoming events to mark on your calendars:
“IN ACTING SHAKESPEARE” – PERFORMANCE BY JIM DeVITA
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
7:30 p.m. Dows Theatre
Accomplished actor, award-winning author and playwright Jim DeVita brings new life to Sir Ian McKellen’s play, “Acting Shakespeare.” Twenty-three years after seeing Mr. McKellen’s play, DeVita was inspired to adapt it for his own performance. It took him two years of research and revisions and 14 drafts to finally complete his rendition. While some of the original writings of McKellen are retained, DeVita’s creation emphasizes a more intimate story of one person’s journey towards meeting Shakespeare. DeVita has over 25 years of experience in American Theater, and currently writes and adapts plays for children and young adults.
Creative Writing Reading
Tuesday, April 22 at 4 p.m.