Writers at Sonoma
SSU’s annual literary reading series, Writers at Sonoma brings nationally and internationally known writers to campus and the larger community. All readings are free and open to the public.
Publishing Work in the 21st Century: Focus of First Writers at Sonoma Event
Are you pursuing a literary career and dream of being published?
Writers at Sonoma presents an evening designed to share the experiences of several established literary professionals called “Publishing Your Work in the 21st Century: A Panel of Writers and Editors” on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. in Weill Hall at the Green Music Center at Sonoma State University.
This event is free and open to the public.
Among the writers on the panel are:
Stacy Carlson, author of the novel Among the Wonderful. Her work has appeared in Tin House, Post Road, Inkwell, In Pieces: An Anthology of Fragmentary Writing. Carlson holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College, and her background includes work as a historical ecologist, field biologist, hot springs caretaker, fish cannery worker, dot com freewheeler and freelance editor.
Gillian Conoley, SSU professor, poet-in-residence and editor of the literary magazine VOLT, is the author of seven collections of poetry, including The Plot Genie, Profane Halo; Lovers in the Used World, and Tall Stranger. Her poems have been anthologized recently in two W.W. Norton anthologies. She was a finalist for National Book Critics’ Circle Award.
Brent Cunningham, Operation Director of Berkeley’s Small Press Distribution, has published two books of poetry, as well as plays, short stories, and essays. He is co-founder of Hooke Press, a chapbook press dedicated to publishing short runs of poetry, criticism, theory, writing and ephemera.
Noelle Oxenhandler, an SSU English professor and non-fiction writer, is the author of A Grief Out of Season, The Eros of Parenthood and The Wishing Year. Her essays have appeared in many literary and national journals including The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, VOGUE, and Tricycle.
Ransom Stephens, science writer, physicist, and novelist, has written over 300 articles on subjects ranging from quantum physics to parenting teenagers. His first novel The God Patent was listed over a year on Amazon’s top ten science & religion lists.
Upcoming Events Include:
Kathryn L. Pringle, Katherine Hastings, and Andrea Rexilius
Tuesday, Nov. 13
6pm, The Prelude, Green Music Center
Join poets Kathryn L. Pringle, Katherine Hastings, and Andrea Rexilius at 6:00 p.m. in the Green Music Center Prelude. Pringle has published many works including award-winning fault tree. Hastings is the author of Cloud Fire, and her poems have been published widely in journals and anthologies. Rexilius is the author of Half of What They Carried Flew Away and To Be Human Is To Be A Conversation.
Thursday, Nov. 29
7pm, The Prelude, GMC
Alice Notley is one of America’s most engaging and crucial poets. She is the author of more than 30 books of poetry and has won numerous awards, including the Griffen International Poetry Prize. She will be reading from her work at the Green Music Center Prelude at 7:00 p.m.
Sherrill Jaffe and Anita Amirezzvani
Tuesday, Feb. 12
7pm, Weill Hall, GMC
Sherril Jaffe is the PEN Award-winning author of ten books and the 2012 winner of the Spokane Award for the Short Story. She is Professor of Creative Writing and Literature at SSU.
Anita Amirezzvani was born in Tehran, Iran, and raised in San Francisco. Her first book, The Blood of Flowers, has appeared in more than 25 languages and was long-listed for the 2008 Orange Prize for Fiction. Both authors will be reading at 7:00 p.m. at the Green Music Center, Weill Hall.
Tuesday, Mar. 12
7pm, Weill Hall, GMC
Ann Lauterbach is the author of eight books of poetry, several collaborations with visual artists, and an essay collection, The Night Sky: Writings on the Poetics of Experience. Her most recent, Or to Begin Again was a finalist for a National Book Award. See her at 7:00 p.m. at the Green Music Center, Weill Hall.
For further information about the series, contact Gillian Conoley, 707-664-3919.