The Salt Lake City Arts Council co-sponsors the Guest Writers Series (GWS) with the University of Utah Department of English and Creative Writing Program. A monthly series, scheduled on Thursday evenings, brings in contemporary writers from across the county. The public readings in the Finch Lane Gallery are free and followed by a reception for meeting the writers. Occasionally on the Friday following each reading, the authors participate in a public, informal lunchtime conversation from noon to 1:00 pm.
For more information call (801 )596-5000 for details.
2016-2017 Guest Writers Series Season
Thursday, November 3
Finch Lane Gallery
Renee Gladman is an artist and writer preoccupied with lines, crossings, thresholds, geographies, and syntaxes as they play out in the interstices of poetry and fiction. She is the author of ten published works, including a cycle of novels about the city-state Ravicka and its inhabitants, the Ravickians, and Calamities, a collection of essays on writing. Morelia, a short novel concerning the problems of space is forthcoming in 2016. A longtime publisher and bookmaker, Gladman’s projects include Clamour (1996-1999), Leroy Chapbook series (1999-2003), and Leon Works (since 2005). She is the recipient of a 2014-2015 fellowship from The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University and a 2016 grant to artists from Foundation for Contemporary Arts, and currently lives in New England.
Catie Crabtree is a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Utah. She is the winner of the 2015 Academy of American Poets Larry Levis Prize. Her work has appeared in Phoebe, The Laurel Review, New Poetry from the
Midwest, and elsewhere.
Thursday, January 26
Thursday, February 2
Thursday, February 22
Friday, March 10, noon
Colloquium with Viet Thanh Nguyen
Thursday, April 6
Thursday, April 20
University of Utah Creative Writing Faculty