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Living Writers

The 2016 Living Writers includes prize-winning writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, as well as a filmmaker and a cartoonist.

The Course

ENROLL TODAYJoin Jennifer Brice and colleagues as they explore the work of 10 exciting artists. Every week features fresh content inside ColgateX: videos, podcasts, reviews, interviews, book excerpts, and more. Tune in for artist talks and readings as well as monthly book discussions. Talk online with students, faculty, and fellow readers. The level of engagement is entirely up to you. You’ll be just as welcome at one event as at all ten.
Jennifer Brice
An associate professor of English at Colgate, Jennifer Brice is a writer and teacher of creative nonfiction. Her first book, The Last Settlers, is a work of documentary journalism, and her second, Unlearning to Fly, is a memoir-in-essays. Her essays have appeared in many journals and anthologies, including The Dolphin Reader, The Gettysburg Review, River Teeth, and American Nature Writing. A regular member of the Colgate Writers’ Conference faculty, she is at work on a collection of essays about being in love with the material world.
Hamilton premier of NUTS!
You're invited to attend the free premiere of the Sundance award-winning documentary NUTS! on September 8 at 4:00 p.m. Stay after for a Q&A with Penny Lane.
Course dates
In addition to any locations listed on campus, all sessions below will be available via Livestream on the ColgateX platform.

Penny Lane

Thursday, September 8

Karan Mahajan

Thursday, September 15

Michael Ondaatje

Thursday, September 22

Peter Balakian

Thursday, September 29

Dan Barry

Thursday, October 6

Lydia Davis

Thursday, October 20

James Wood

Thursday, October 27

Natasha Trethewey

Thursday, November 3

Claire Messud

Thursday, November 10

Lynda Barry

Thursday, December 1
If you have any questions about the course or getting involved, please e-mail Stephanie McClintick

September 8

Penny Lane

September 15

Karan Mahajan
The Association of Small Bombs

September 22

Michael Ondaatje
Running in the Family

September 29

Peter Balakian
Ozone Journal

October 6

Dan Barry
The Boys in the Bunkhouse

October 20

Lydia Davis
Can’t and Won’t

October 27

James Wood
The Nearest Thing to Life

November 3

Natasha Trethewey

November 10

Claire Messud
The Woman Upstairs

December 1

Lynda Barry
What It Is

Colgate Bookstore Discount

Use this coupon link to receive a 20% discount on Living Writers books through July 31, 2016.

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