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IC’s Visiting Writers Series Workshop welcomes poet Ada Limon

By | Sep 14, 2016

The Distinguished Visiting Writer Workshop is a one-credit course at the college that allows students to attend readings by three distinguished authors: one poet, one nonfiction writer, which will be Kiese Laymon and one fiction writer, which will be Dana Spiotta. Students also get the opportunity to study under and conference individually with one writer in the area of their choosing. For example, students interested in poetry will submit poem samples and conference with Limón. Each author also teaches two 90-minute classes throughout the semester that all students attend regardless of their concentration. Limón is the author of four books of poetry, including “Bright Dead Things,” which was a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award in Poetry, a finalist for the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award and one of the Top Ten Poetry Books of the Year, according to The New York Times. Her work explores issues of identity, relationships and language from both personal and worldly perspectives.


Author Victor LaValle reads latest novel at Ithaca College

By | Nov 12, 2014

Guggenheim Fellow and renowned author Victor LaValle visited the college as part of its Distinguished Writer’s Series.


Literary journalist explores treatment of books

By | Oct 29, 2012

Anne Fadiman, adjunct professor of English at Yale University, will discuss the intimate and personal relationships readers build with books in her presentation titled “Using Bacon as Bookmarks: How Readers Treat Their Books” on Nov. 13 in Emerson Suites.