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Kristina Gorcheva-Newberry, author of her debut novel, “The Orchard,” was invited to the college as a distinguished fictional writer.

Distinguished visiting writer discusses her debut novel

By Vivian Rose, Staff Writer October 5, 2022
Kristina Gorcheva-Newberry, author of her debut novel, “The Orchard,” was invited to the college as a distinguished fictional writer.
Fiction writer Dana Spiotta has written “Lightning Field,” “Eat the Document,” “Stone  Arabia” and “Innocents and Others.” She will be visiting the college Nov. 28 in Clark Lounge.

Dana Spiotta to speak about relationships and technology

By Daniel Hart, Staff Writer November 16, 2016
To conclude this semester’s Distinguished Visiting Writers Series, the Department of Writing will welcome fiction writer Dana Spiotta.
Kiese Laymon, the next writer in Ithaca College’s Distinguished Visiting Writers Series, has been published in The Los Angeles Times, The Best American Series and The Guardian, and will release two books next year.

Nonfiction writer Kiese Laymon to talk racial identity at IC

By Colette Piasecki-Masters, Staff Writer October 5, 2016
The next writer in the Distinguished Visiting Writers Series, Kiese Laymon, is a new author that explores American racism and culture in his work.
Ada Limon (pictured), award-winning author of ‘“Bright Dead Things,” will speak at the Dinguished Visiting Writer Workshop and review the writing of Ithaca College students.

IC’s Visiting Writers Series Workshop welcomes poet Ada Limon

By Silas White, Staff Writer September 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.
Visting distinguished writer Victor LaValle leads a writing workshop Nov. 23 in the Campus Center. The Guggenheim Fellow read excerpts from his most recent novel, The Devil in Silver, later that day in the Klingenstein Lounge.

Author Victor LaValle reads latest novel at Ithaca College

By Steven Pirani, Assistant Life & Culture Editor November 12, 2014
Guggenheim Fellow and renowned author Victor LaValle visited the college as part of its Distinguished Writer's Series.

College and City: March 6

March 5, 2014
Facilities department fills administrative position, film screening to discuss human and plant relations, and more.

Visiting Writer series kicks off with Lydia Davis

By Nathan Rafalowsk, Staff Writer September 20, 2013
The Distinguished Visiting Writer series began on Thursday with a reading by fiction writer Lydia Davis.
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