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Writers-in-Residence

Flagler College Writers-in-Residence Spring 2017- Lectures

Polly Buckingham

Polly Buckingham

Thursday, January 12th at 7 p.m. in the Flagler Room.

Polly Buckingham is the author of The Expense of a View (winner of the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction from University of North Texas Press), and A Year of Silence (winner of the Jeanne Leiby Memorial Chapbook Award for Fiction from Florida Review Press).  Polly was the recipient of a Washington State Artists Trust fellowship and of Hubbub's Kenneth O. Hanson Award for poetry.  Her work appears in The Gettysburg ReviewThe Threepenny ReviewThe Poetry ReviewHanging LooseWitnessNorth American ReviewThe MothNew Orleans Review, Poetry Daily and elsewhere. Polly is founding editor of StringTown Press. She teaches creative writing at Eastern Washington University and is Associate Director of Willow Springs Books.

Marvin Dunn

Marvin Dunn

Thursday, February 9th, Solarium, Ponce Hall, 7 p.m.

 Dr. Marvin Dunn will discuss his new book, A History of Florida: Through Black Eyes.  Dr. Dunn taught in the Department of Psychology at Florida International University for thirty-four years, retiring as chairman of the department in 2006. He earned his Ph. D in psychology from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. His books include The Miami Riot of 1980: Crossing the Bounds, co-authored with Bruce Porter, Black Miami in the Twentieth Century (1997) and “The Beast in Florida: A History of Anti-Black Violence (2012). He has directed three documentary films, Black Seminoles in the Bahamas: The Red Bays Story, Murder on the Suwannee River: The Willie James Howard Story and Rosewood Uncovered.  His latest book, A History of Florida: Through Black Eyes, was published in 2016.

 

Maile Chapman 

Maile Chapman 

Monday, February 20th, Gamache Koger Theater, 7 p.m.

Maile Chapman is the author of the novel Your Presence Is Requested at Suvanto, short-listed for the Guardian First Book Award and a finalist for the PEN Center USA literary award in fiction. Her stories have appeared in A Public SpaceDublin Review, Fairy Tale Review, Best American Fantasy, and GRANTA Online, among others. She received her MFA in Fiction from Syracuse University and a PhD in English from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and has been a fellow at the New York Public Library’s Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers as well as a Fulbright Grantee to Finland. She teaches in the English department and MFA program at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and serves as editor of Witness magazine.

 

Dan Albergotti

Dan Albergotti

Thursday, March 2nd, Solarium, Ponce Hall, 7 p.m.

Dan Albergotti will read a selection of poems from his book "Millennial Teeth" during a visit to Flagler College on Thursday, March 2, at 7 p.m. His book is a collection inspired during summer residencies at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts in Georgia. In addition to "Millennial Teeth," Albergotti is the author of "The Boatloads" and limited-edition chapbook "The Use of the World." His poems have appeared in Cincinnati Review, Five Points, The Southern Review, The Virginia Quarterly Review, and two editions of the Pushcart Prize, as well as other journals and anthologies. A graduate of the MFA program at UNC Greensboro and former poetry editor of The Greensboro Review, Albergotti is a professor of English at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina.