• Monday, September 10, 2018
    4-5 p.m.

    Global Voices: Haifa Abu Al-Nadi and Adriana Borja Enríquez

    A reading with two of the writers in residence this fall at the University of Iowa's International Writing Program, Haifa Abu Al-Nadi and Adriana Borja Enríquez.

    Hall-Perrine, Thomas Commons

    International Writers at a reading

    Saturday, October 6, 2018
    2-5 p.m.

    Homecoming Open House

    Celebrate the legacies of Winifred Mayne Van Etten '25 and Stephen Lacey '65 in the cherished home of the Center for the Literary Arts, enjoy the work of student creative writers and editors, tour our historical Foxden Press and share the excitement about the iron Washington Press while perusing archival materials, book art, and letterpress work created by students and faculty. Pop-up readings by Distinguished Visiting Writer Kathleen Maris Paltrineri at 3:30 and by students who interned at the Chautauqua Writers' Center last summer at 4:30.

    Location: Van Etten-Lacey House.

  • Monday, October 1, 2018
    5-6 p.m.

    Kathleen Maris Paltrineri

    Paltrineri, Distinguished Visiting Writer for Fall 2018, reads from her new poetry manuscript, A Psalm for Our Bodies.

    Reading at Van Etten Lacey House
    Location: Van Etten-Lacey House.

  • Monday, November 5, 2018
    4-5 p.m.

    Kemi Alabi

    Alabi, a contributor to the new poetry anthology Black Girl Magic, reads new work.
    Location: Van Etten-Lacey House.

  • Tuesday, December 4, 2018
    7:30 p.m.

    Writers After Dark

    The Center for the Literary Arts and the Mount Vernon Area Arts Council are excited to announce a new event, Writers After Dark! Come listen to readings by campus and community members, along with host Joe Jennison! The event features Mount Vernon Poet Laureate Marianne Taylor, R.P. Dana Emerging Writing Fellow Becca Klaver, poet and librarian Jen Rouse, and Cornell students Madeleine Koenigsberg and Katrina Stroud. There will also be an open mic sign-up starting at 7 p.m.
    Location: Zamora's, Thomas Commons.

  • Monday, February 18, 2019
    4 p.m.

    Marcella Durand

    Poet and translator Durand travels from New York to share new work.
    Location: Van Etten-Lacey House.

  • Tuesday, February 26, 2019
    4 p.m.

    Mylène Dressler

    Novelist DresslerDistinguished Visiting Writer for Spring 2019, reads new work.
    Location: Van Etten-Lacey House.

  • Wednesday, April 24, 2019
    7 p.m.

    Awards Night & Open Field Launch

    Join us for our annual English & Creative Writing major awards night and the launch of our literary magazine, Open Field.
    Location: Van Etten-Lacey House.

  • Thursday, April 25, 2019
    6:30 p.m.

    Ben Miller

    Cornell alumnus Miller, an essayist and fiction writer, reads selections from his collaborations with artist Dale Williams.
    Location: Van Etten-Lacey House.