Friday, October 4, 2019 at 6 p.m. in the Flagler Room
Kristen Arnett is a queer fiction and essay writer. She was awarded Ninth Letter's 2015 Literary Award in Fiction, was runner-up for the 2016 Robert Watson Literary Prize at The Greensboro Review, and was a finalist for Indiana Review's 2016 Fiction Prize. She's a columnist for Literary Hub and her work has appeared or is upcoming at North American Review, The Normal School, Gulf Coast, Electric Literature Literary Hub, Portland Review, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. Her debut story collection, Felt in the Jaw, was published by Split Lip Press and was awarded the 2017 Coil Book Award. Her most recent novel, Mostly Dead Things, was published by Tin House Books in June 2019. She is represented by Pande Literary Agency.
Friday, February 14, 2020 at 6 p.m. in Crisp-Ellert Art Museum
Mary Biddinger is a poet, editor, and professor who lives in Akron, Ohio. She attended the University of Michigan (BA in English and Creative Writing), Bowling Green State University (MFA, poetry), and the University of Illinois at Chicago (Ph.D. in English, Program for Writers). She is Professor of English at the University of Akron, where she is on the faculty of the NEOMFA creative writing program. Since 2008 she has edited the Akron Series in Poetry at the University of Akron Press.