Writers Speak Presents: Poet Sharon Dolin
Poet Sharon Dolin will be the final guest author in the 2019 spring Writers Speak Wednesdays series of free author talks and readings open to the public at Stony Brook Southampton. Dolin will read from and talk about her work at 7 p.m. on April 24 in Duke Lecture Hall on the ground floor of Chancellors Hall at the Southampton campus.
Sharon Dolin is the author of six books of poetry, most recently Manual for Living (2016), Whirlwind (2012), and Burn and Dodge (2008), winner of the AWP Donald Hall Prize for Poetry, all three published by the University of Pittsburgh Press, as well as five poetry chapbooks.
Other awards include: a Witter Bynner Fellowship from the Library of Congress; Fulbright scholarship; Pushcart Prize; Drisha Arts Fellowship; PEN/Heim Translation Fund grant; and a Gordon Barber Award from the Poetry Society of America
She teaches poetry workshops at the Unterberg Poetry Center of the 92nd Street Y and Poets House and directs the Center for Book Arts Annual Letterpress Poetry Chapbook Competition in New York City. She also directs and teaches in the international workshop, Writing About Art in Barcelona.
The final program scheduled for the spring Writers Speak series will be a showcase reading by MFA students on Wednesday, May 1.
Writers Speak Wednesdays programs are free and open to the public. The evenings begin with a brief reception at 6:30 p.m.; readings begin at 7 p.m., followed by a Q&A and book signing. Until completion of renovations in the Radio Lounge, all programs will be held in Duke Lecture Hall on the first floor of Chancellors Hall at Stony Brook Southampton, 39 Tuckahoe Road, Southampton, NY 11968.