2018-19 Creative Writing-Reading Series Announced
Events and Lectures

Representatives for the Franklin College Department of English and Creative Writing have named speakers to visit campus during the 2018-2019 Creative Writing-Reading Series.

The series will host two readings, one per semester. Each event is free and open to the public.

  • Emily Wilson will address guests at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, in Richardson Chapel.
  • Terrance Hayes will speak on campus at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, 2019, in the Branigin Room of the Napolitan Student Center.

Emily Wilson, the first female translator of the classic Greek epic The Odyssey, is a professor in the department of classical studies at the University of Pennsylvania. She also serves as chair of the university’s program in comparative literature and literary theory. Her translation of The Odyssey was published in November 2017. The project has since been featured in national publications, including The New York Times and The Atlantic.

Other books by Wilson include The Death of Socrates, published in 2007, and a new translation of selected tragedies by Seneca, published in 2010. She is the classics editor of the Norton Anthology of Western Literature, originally published in 2013, and a forthcoming revised Norton Anthology of Western Literature, to be released later this year.

Terrance Hayes, a professor of English and distinguished American poet, will speak in both the creative writing series and Franklin College’s Power of Diversity Lecture Series.

Hayes is the author of the poetry collections How to be Drawn, Lighthead, which received the 2010 National Book Award for Poetry, and most recently American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassins, nominated for the National Book Award on Sept. 14. A professor at the University of Pittsburgh, Hayes lives in Pittsburgh with his wife and children.

This program is made possible through a grant from Indiana Humanities in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities.

For more information, contact the Franklin College Office of Communications at (317) 738-8185.


POSTED Sep 25, 2018