Writers@Grinnell

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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…

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Junot Diaz to visit campus next Monday

By Louise Carhart  carhartl17@grinnell.edu This coming Monday, Feb. 13, Pulitzer Prize- winning author and professor of creative writing at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Junot Diaz, will visit Grinnell for a series of discussions and readings. The Dominican Republic born, New Jersey bred writer focuses on the immigrant and Latinx experience in the United States,…

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Writers@Grinnell: Gabrielle Calvocoressi

The S&B’s Graham Dodd sat down with Gabrielle Calvocoressi to talk about poetry, process, and personhood. The S&B: Can you introduce yourself with your name and PGPs?  Gabrielle Calvocoressi: I use she, I don’t know if that’s how I think of myself day to day, but right now that for public life I choose to use….

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Writers@Grinnell: Kirsten Valdez Quade

Kirsten Valdez Quade is an award winning author. Her collection of short stories “Night at the Fiestas” has received national acclaim, including being recognized as a New York Times Notable Book. Quade sat down with The S&B’s Lily Bohlke to discuss form, process and how to weave emotion into art. The S&B: Could you tell…

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Writers@Grinnell: Hugo Hamilton

Hugo Hamilton is a best-selling and award-winning author and a visiting professor in English this semester. His memoir “The Speckled People” has been critically acclaimed around the world, as have his other works of fiction. The S&B’s Zane Silk sat down with Hamilton to discuss his work, his process and how living in Iowa has…

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Writers@Grinnell: Kazim Ali

Poet, essayist, fiction writer and translator, Kazim Ali led the newest session of the Writers@Grinnell series this past Thursday, Sept. 22. Kazim has published several volumes of poetry, including “Sky Ward,” winner of the Ohioana Book Award in Poetry; “The Far Mosque,” winner of Alice James Books’ New England/New York Award and the genre-changing text…