Writers@Grinnell

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Writers@Grinnell welcomes Ocean Vuong

by Mayo Sueta suetamay@grinnell.edu For this week’s Writers@Grinnell event, the College welcomed poet and essayist Ocean Vuong to campus. He read from his debut collection of poetry, “Night Sky with Exit Wounds,” which won the 2018 T.S Eliot Prize, the Whiting Award, the Thom Gunn Award and Forward Prize for Best First Collection, and was…

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Writers@Grinnell: Tinker Powell and Mark Montgomery

  Tinker Powell and Mark Montgomery are economics professors at Grinnell College. They recently wrote a book on international adoption, called “Saving International Adoption: An Argument From Economics and Personal Experience.” The S&B’s Amanda Weber sat down with them to talk about the book.  The S&B: What made you want to write about the topic…

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Writers@Grinnell: Thisbe Nissen and Jay Baron Nicorvo

By Ahon Gooptu gooptuah@grinnell.edu Every semester, the Writers@Grinnell series brings authors to the prairie to share their personal stories and read from their most recent works. To kick-start the spring semester of the series, the Pioneer Bookshop hosted award-winning author Thisbe Nissen and her husband, poet and novelist Jay Baron Nicorvo on Tuesday, Jan. 30….

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Writers @ Grinnell: Lynn Powell

Lynn Powell, a renowned poet, professor of creative writing at Oberlin College and recipient of the 2017 Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry for her book “Season of Second Thought” led Writers @ Grinnell round table this Thursday. The S&B’s Amanda Weber sat down with Powell to discuss religion in poetry and delving into nonfiction writing….

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Renowned author Yvonne Owuor teaches “Literary Tourism”

Clara Larson larsoncl@grinnell.edu Yvonne Owuor, a renowned author from Kenya and recipient of the Caine Prize for African Writing and Eve Magazine in Kenya’s “Woman of the Year” in 2004, has found herself teaching a course this semester at Grinnell entitled “Literary Tourism” through the international writing program and the University of Iowa. “I was…

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Writers @ Grinnell: Roy Scranton

Roy Scranton is the author of “Learning to Die in the Anthropocene: Reflections on the End of a Civilization” and the novel “War Porn.” His essays, journalism, short fiction, and reviews have appeared widely. The S&B’s Saiham Sharif ’20 sat down with him to discuss his writing process, hurricanes and climate change. How would you…

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Writers@Grinnell: Benjamin Percy

Benjamin Percy is the author of four novels, two books of short stories, a book of essays and nonficiton work that has been published in GQ, Esquire, Time, Men’s Journal, the New York Times and the Paris Review. He writes the Green Arrow and Teen Titans series for DC Comics and James Bond for Dynamite…