Fall 2019


Alison Hawthorne Deming

September 18 at 7 pm
New York Room, Cooper Hall

Alison Hawthorne Deming received the 1994 Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of American Poets for her first poetry collection, Science and Other Poems. More recent collections include Stairway to Heaven, Genius Loci and Rope. Her newest essay collection is Zoologies: On Animals and the Human Spirit. A recent Guggenheim Fellow, Deming teaches at the University of Arizona.

Ishion Hutchinson

October 2 at 7 pm
New York Room, Cooper Hall

Ishion Hutchinson was born in Port Antonio, Jamaica. He is the author of two poetry collections — Far District and House of Lords and Commons. He is the recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Whiting Writers Award, the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award and the Larry Levis Prize from the Academy of American Poets. Hutchinson teaches at Cornell University.

Sevinç Türkkan

October 16 at 7 pm
New York Room, Cooper Hall

Sevinç Türkkan teaches at the Univ. of Rochester. Her translation of Turkish novelist Aslı Erdo˘gan’s The Stone Building and Other Stories was a finalist for the 2019 PEN Translation Award. She is currently writing a book titled Translation Criticism and the Construction of World Literature. Aslı Erdo˘gan has published novels, collections of short stories, and selections from her political essays. She currently lives in Germany.

Wang Ping

October 30 at 7 pm
New York Room, Cooper Hall

Wang Ping is the author of the poetry collections, The Magic Whip, Of Flesh & Spirit, and Ten Thousand Waves; the cultural study, Aching for Beauty: Footbinding in China; the novel Foreign Devil; and a book of creative nonfiction, Life of Miracles along the Yangtze and Mississippi, which received the 2017 AWP Award Series for Creative Nonfiction). She is also the editor and co-translator of the anthology New Generation: Poetry from China Today.

Nathan Englander - Writer’s Voice

November 13 at 7:30 pm
Rochester Educational Opportunity Center, 161 Chestnut St. in Rochester

Nathan Englander is the author of the story collections For the Relief of Unbearable Urges, and What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank, and the novels The Ministry of Special Cases and, most recently, kaddish.com. Englander is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a PEN/Malamud Award, the Frank O’Connor Award, and the Sue Kaufman Prize from the American Academy of Arts & Letters. He is Distinguished Writer in Residence at NYU and lives in Brooklyn, with his wife and daughter.

The Writer’s Voice is made possible through the generous support of the Ingersoll Family Endowment Fund.