Wrexham Road Reading Series

Wrexham Living Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday


The Writing Institute's Wrexham Road Reading Series brings together writers from within and outside the Sarah Lawrence College community to share their work.

In tonight's reading, five acclaimed writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry will read from their work and contribute to President Judd's on-going campus conversation, "Difference in Dialogue." A Q&A will follow, and refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to all, and parking is available on-site. Register online

Featured readers:

Atom Atkinson is a poet, the Director of Literary Arts at Chautauqua Institution, and 1/6 of the poetry collective Line Assembly. Their poems and multimedia projects have appeared in Big LucksBlack Warrior ReviewDREGINALD, the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, and TQ Live! at the Andy Warhol Museum. You can follow them on Twitter at @AtomAtkinson

Mary-Kim Arnold is the author of Litany for the Long Moment (Essay Press) and the chapbook Between Night & Night (Artifact Press). Other work has appeared in The Georgia Review, Hyperallergic, and The Rumpus, where she serves on the Advisory Committee. She holds graduate degrees from Vermont College of Fine Arts and Brown University, where she teaches Nonfiction Writing Program. She was born in Seoul, South Korea and lives in Rhode Island.

Jennifer Baker is a publishing professional, creator/host of the Minorities in Publishing podcast, and contributing editor to Electric Literature. In 2017, she was awarded a NYSCA/NYFA Fellowship & Queens Council on the Arts New Work Grant for Nonfiction Literature. Jennifer is editor of the short story anthology Everyday People: The Color of Life (Atria Books, 2018) Her writing has appeared in Forbes.com, LitHub, and Bustle among other online & print publications. Her website is jennifernbaker.com.

Kirstin Chen's new novel, Bury What We Cannot Take (Little A, March 2018), has been named a Most Anticipated Upcoming Book by Electric Literature, The Millions, The Rumpus, Harper's Bazaar, and InStyle, among others. She is also the author of Soy Sauce for Beginners. She was the fall 2017 NTU-NAC National Writer in Residence in Singapore, and has received awards from the Steinbeck Fellows Program, Sewanee, Hedgebrook, and the Napa Valley Writers' Conference. Born and raised in Singapore, she resides in San Francisco.

Chaya Bhuvaneswar is a physician and writer with work in Narrative Magazine, Tin House, Electric Lit,  The Millions, Joyland,  Michigan Quarterly Review and elsewhere. Her poetry and prose juxtapose Hindu epics, other myths and histories, and the survival of sexual harassment and racialized sexual violence by diverse women of color. Her debut collection WHITE DANCING ELEPHANTS will be released on Oct 9 2018, by Dzanc Books and is available for pre-order now at amazon.com as well as indie booksellers. Vulture, Book Riot, Huffington Post, Buzz Feed News and other major media have included the book on their "most anticipated fall books" lists for 2018, and the book received a starred Kirkus review. She has received a MacDowell Colony fellowship, Sewanee Writers Conference scholarship and Henfield award for her writing. Follow her on Twitter at @chayab77.

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