Poet Major Jackson Kicks Off Writers Speak

Poet Major Jackson
Poet Major Jackson. Photo: Stony Brook Southampton.

Writers Speak Wednesdays are back!

Presented by Stony Brook Southampton‘s MFA in Creative Writing and Literature program, the popular series of author talks begins on Wednesday, February 13 with an evening of poetry from Major Jackson.

Jackson is an American poet, professor and author of three collections of poetry. His latest collections, Holding Company (W.W. Norton, 2010) and Hoops (W.W. Norton, 2006), were both finalists for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literature-Poetry. Jackson‘s first collection, Leaving Saturn (University of Georgia, 2002), won the 2001 Cave Canem Poetry Prize and was a finalist for a National Book Critics Award Circle.

Writers Speak begins Wednesday, February 13 at 7 p.m. in the Radio Lounge at Stony Brook Southampton.

A host of excellent authors and talent is lined up for Writers Speak in the following weeks. See the schedule below.

 Writers Speak Wednesdays: Upcoming Readings

February 20  –  Knopf Editor, Robin Desser in conversation with Stony Brook‘s Dan Menaker

February 27  –  Film and TV writer Bill Collage in conversation with Stony Brook‘s Annette Handley Chandler

March 6  –  Novelist Alexandra Styron

March 13  –  Novelist Benjamin Anastas

April 3  –  Novelist Alice Mattison

April 10  –  Young Adult Writer Maryrose Wood in conversation with Stony Brook‘s Emma Walton Hamilton

April 17  –  The New Yorker Fiction Editor Deborah Treisman in conversation with Dan Menaker

April 24  –  Novelist Elissa Schappel

May 1  –  MFA Student Reading

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