Award-Winning Author to Visit Franklin College
Events and Lectures

Matthew Minicucci will visit Franklin College on Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. in the B.F. Hamilton Auditorium as a guest speaker in the Carlson-Stauffer Visiting Writer Series. Minicucci will read from his book, Dual, and will sign copies following his reading. Admission is free and open to the public.

Minicucci is an award-winning author of poetry and is an assistant professor in the Blount Scholars Program at the University of Alabama. His poems and essays have appeared in journals including APR, The Believer, the Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, POETRY and The Southern Review.

 His work has received numerous awards including the Stafford/Hall Oregon Book Award and the Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize, along with fellowships from organizations such as the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Dartmouth College, the National Parks Service and the Merrill House, among others.

In Dual, his fourth poetry collection, Minicucci examines masculinity, aggression and violence.

The Carlson-Stauffer Visiting Writer Series is made possible through a grant from Indiana Humanities in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities. The series – previously known as the Creative Writing Reading Series – is now named in honor of two retired Franklin College English professors, Kathy Carlson and Emily Stauffer.

The B.F. Hamilton Auditorium is located inside the B.F. Hamilton Library. Parking is available in the lot behind the library off Park Avenue.


By: Alona Gilpin ’24, Pulliam Fellow

POSTED Nov 9, 2023