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Living Writers

The 2017 Living Writers includes three Pulitzer Prize winners of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, in an interdisciplinary conversation about stories. 

The Experience

Join Jennifer Brice and colleagues as they explore the work of 10 exciting artists. Every week features videos, podcasts, reviews, interviews, book excerpts, and more. Tune in for artist talks and readings as well as ongoing book discussions. Experience rich discussions 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.
Course dates
In addition to any locations listed on campus, all sessions below will be available via Livestream on the ColgateX platform.

Elizabeth Kolbert

Thursday, September 14
With Cat Cardelus

Alice Sebold

Thursday, September 21
With Mary Simonson

Tony Tulathimutte

Thursday, September 28
With Greg Ames

Hilton Als

Thursday, October 5
With Christian DuComb

Robert Haas

Thursday, October 19
With Peter Balakian

Alan Lightman

Thursday, October 26
With Ken Segall

Ben Lerner

Thursday, November 2
With President Brian W. Casey

Stephanie Powell Watts

Thursday, November 9
With Lenora Warren

Freeman's Magazine

Thursday, November 16
With CJ Hauser

Lauren Groff

Thursday, November 30
With Jane Pinchin

Achy Obejas

Thursday, December 7
With Danny Barreto
If you have any questions about the course or getting involved, please e-mail Stephanie McClintick

September 14

Elizabeth Kolbert Elizabeth Kolbert, The Sixth Extinction
Elizabeth Kolbert
The Sixth Extinction

September 21

Alice Sebold Alice Sebold, Lucky
Alice Sebold

September 28

Tony Tulathimutte Tony Tulathimutte, Private Citizens
Tony Tulathimutte
Private Citizens

October 5

Hilton Als Hilton Als, White Girls
Hilton Als
White Girls

October 19

Robert Haas Robert Haas, Time and Materials
Robert Haas
Time and Materials

October 26

Alan Lightman Alan Lightman, The Accidental Universe
Alan Lightman
The Accidental Universe

November 2

Ben Lerner Ben Lerner, 10:04
Ben Lerner

November 9

Stephanie Powell Watts Stephanie Powell Watts, No One is Coming to Save Us
Stephanie Powell Watts
No One is Coming to Save Us

November 30

Lauren Groff Lauren Groff, Fates and Furies
Lauren Groff
Fates and Furies

December 7

Achy Obejas Achy Obejas, The Tower of the Antilles
Achy Obejas
The Tower of the Antilles