SUNY Canton Living Writers Series


By Craig Thornton

Three talented authors from around the country will visit SUNY Canton for the Fall 2013 edition of the popular Living Writers Series.

 All events will be held in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center’s Kingston Theater and are free and open to the public.

 The first guest will be poet Santee Frazier, who will speak at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25. His book “Dark Thirty” portrays Native Americans living on the fringes of contemporary America.

 Melissa Febos, author of the memoir “Whip Smart,” will appear at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Glamour Magazine, Salon, Dissent and others. She has also appeared on NPR’s “Fresh Air,” CNN’s “Dr. Drew” and “Anderson Cooper Live.”

 Chris Fink will discuss his debut book, “Farmer’s Almanac: A Work of Fiction,” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20. Fink has published more than twenty-five stories and essays in publications such as Other Voices, Alaska Quarterly Review and Hayden’s Ferry Review.

 The series was created by Assistant Professor of English Phil K. LaMarche to correspond with his Living Writers Course. Students enrolled in the class read the books by the authors scheduled to visit the College. All guest writers will be available for book signings at the events.

 “By bringing professional, award-winning writers to our campus, it is my hope that the Living Writers Series exposes our students and community to a diverse chorus of voices who reinvigorate our relationship to literature while also encouraging us to increase the depth and complexity of our understanding of the world in which we live,” said LaMarche.

 This is the second year of the Living Writers Series. Previous guests have included New York Times bestselling author Mary Karr, New York Times sports columnist William Rhoden and acclaimed novelist Adam Levin.


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