Jasmine V. Bailey, Poet In residence Monday, August 5
Jasmine V. Bailey studied at George School, Colgate University, and the University of Virginia as a Henry Hoynes Fellow in poetry. She has taught English in Argentina as a Fulbright scholar and at Colgate University as an Olive B. O’Connor fellow. Her chapbook, Sleep and What Precedes It
, won the 2009 Longleaf Press Chapbook Prize. She reads poetry and writes book reviews for 32 Poems and The Carolina Quarterly
. Her book-length collection, Alexandria
, is forthcoming from Carnegie Mellon University Press in February, 2014.
David Sommerstein, Reporter and DJ for NCPR In residence Wednesday, August 7
David Sommerstein is a reporter and assistant news director at NPR member station, North Country Public Radio. He’s reported on everything from U.S. troops in Kosovo and Afghanistan, to unauthorized Hispanic workers on New York’s dairy farms, to the history of Native Americans in baseball. He reports regularly nationally for NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered, and the BBC’s The World. He has won several national Edward R. Murrow awards for excellence in reporting. He also hosts a weekly music program featuring a mix of funk, hip hop, latin, and electronic beats from all over the world.
Bruce Coville, Young Adult Fiction Writer
In residence Friday, August 9
Bruce Coville is the author of 101 books for children and young adults, including the international bestseller My Teacher is an Alien
, and the wildly popular Unicorn Chronicles
series. His works have appeared in over a dozen languages and won children's choice awards in over a dozen states, including twice in California. He has been, at various times, a teacher, a toymaker, a magazine editor, a gravedigger, and a cookware salesman. He is also the founder of Full Cast Audio, an audiobook publishing company devoted to producing full cast, unabridged recordings of material for family listening. Mr. Coville lives in Syracuse, New York, with his wife, illustrator Katherine Coville.