@Noon Reading Series, Winter 2015

All events take place from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. in 5057 Woodward Ave. #10302.

Events are sponsored by the Department of English and Poets & Writers, Inc.


February 22


Brandon Brown is the author of three books of poetry, most recently Flowering Mall, and many chapbooks, including Tooth Fairy and Memoirs of My Nervous Illness. Since 1998, he has lived in the Bay Area, where he has programmed literary events, and written about art and culture for Art Practical and Open Space, the blog and magazine of the SFMOMA. He is a co-editor at Krupskaya, organizes with the Bay Area Public School, and lives in Oakland, CA.


March 9


Robin Silbergleid is the author of the memoir Texas Girl and two chapbooks of poems Pas de Deux and Frida Kahlo, My Sister. The Baby Book, a collection of poems about infertility and pregnancy loss, is forthcoming from CavanKerry Press in 2015. Her poems, essays, and scholarship can be found in a number of venues, online and in print. Born and raised in Illinois, she is currently an associate professor of English and Director of Creative Writing at Michigan State University.


March 30


Thisbe Nissen is the author of two novels, The Good People of New York and Osprey Island, and a story collection, Out of the Girls’ Room and into the Night. Thisbe’s fiction has been published widely and anthologized in The Iowa Award: The Best Stories 1991-2000 and Best American Mystery Stories 2008. She is currently Associate Professor of Fiction in the writing program at Western Michigan University.


April 6


Catherine Wagner’s collections of poems include Nervous Device, My New Job, Macular Hole, Miss America; and a dozen chapbooks, including Imitating. She has performed widely in the U.S., England and Ireland; her poems and essays have appeared in Abraham Lincoln, Lana Turner, New American Writing, 1913, How2, Cambridge Literary Review, Soft Targets, Action, Yes, and other magazines. She is associate professor of English at Miami University in Ohio.




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