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2019 Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellows Reading - Aria Aber, Chekwube Danladi, Natasha Oladokun, Emily Shetler, Lucy Tan, Mary Terrier, Kate Wisel - <span class="date-display-single">04/25/2019 - 7:00pm</span>

2019 Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellows Reading

04/25/2019 - 7:00pm

Central Library - Community Room 301 & 302

Presented in partnership with the Program in Creative Writing, poetry and fiction from the 2018-19 Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellows.  This event will feature the work of Aria Aber, Chekwube O. Danladi, Natasha Oladokun, Emily Shetler, Lucy Tan, Mary Terrier, and Kate Wisel.

 

Doors will open for this event at 6:30 PM. The event is free and open to the public. Seating will be by general admission.

About Presenter Aria Aber

 

Aria Aber was raised in Germany, where she was born to Afghan refugees. Her debut Hard Damage won the 2018 Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry and will be published in September 2019. Her poems are forthcoming or have appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, Kenyon Review, Narrative, Muzzle Magazine, Wasafiri and others. She received fellowships from NYU and Kundiman and currently serves as the 2018-2019 Ron Wallace Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

About Presenter Chekwube Danladi

 

Chekwube Danladi is the 2018-19 Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow. They have received support from Callaloo, Kimbilio, The Vermont Studio Center, and Hedgebrook. Chekwube was a joint winner of the 2016 Brunel International African Poetry Prize. Their poetry chapbook, Take Me Back appeared as part of the New Generation African Poets: Nine boxset in 2017. Their fiction and poetry can be found in Apogee, Black Warrior ReviewWest Branchjubilat, and elsewhere.

About Presenter Natasha Oladokun

 

Natasha Oladokun is a poet and essayist. She holds fellowships from Cave Canem, the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and the Jackson Center for Creative Writing. Her work has appeared in the American Poetry Review, Harvard Review Online, Pleiades, Kenyon Review Online, The Adroit Journal, Image, The RS 500, and elsewhere. She is Associate Poetry Editor at story South, and is the inaugural First Wave Poetry Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

About Presenter Emily Shetler

 

Emily Shetler is the 2018-2019 Hoffman-Halls Emerging Artist Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she teaches fiction and is a visiting artist in comics. She also leads comic workshops as part of the Oakhill Prison Humanities Project.

Lucy Tan

About Presenter Lucy Tan

 

Lucy Tan is the author of What We Were Promised, which was long listed for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize and named a Best Book of 2018 by The Washington Post, Refinery 29, and Amazon. Lucy received her M.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she was awarded the 2016 August Derleth Prize and currently serves as the James C. McCreight Fiction Fellow. Her work is published or forthcoming in journals such as McSweeney’s, Asia Literary Review and Ploughshares.

RECENT BOOK:

What We Were Promised

About Presenter Mary Terrier

 

Mary Terrier is a native of Austin, Texas. Her short stories have appeared or are forthcoming in The Paris Review, Kenyon Review, Pleiades, and elsewhereShe is the 2018-2019 Carl Djerassi Fiction Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she teaches writing.

About Presenter Kate Wisel

 

Kate Wisel is a native of Boston. Her fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in publications that include Gulf Coast, New Ohio Review, Tin House online, Redivider as winner of the Beacon Street Prize, and elsewhere. Her collection of linked stories, Driving in Cars With Homeless Men, is forthcoming from University of Pittsburgh Press as winner the 2019 Drue Heinz Literature Award. She currently lives in Madison where she is a fiction fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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