The Regional Writers Series provides IU East students as well as the Richmond community at large with opportunities to meet, work with, and learn from established and published writers active in this region. The series highlights the remarkable diversity of writers in the Midwest: from rural bards to Afrilachian poets, Rust Belt essayists to post-apocalyptic novelists, slam poets to true crime short story writers, and more. In addition to the diversity of genres and sub-genres, Midwest writers are made up of a wide diversity of race, gender, socioeconomic class, age, ability, veteran status, and more. It is to shine a light on that wealth and depth and breadth of excellent writing and writers in the Midwest that IU East hosts and provides space for the Regional Writers Series.
This event is generously funded by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and Mindful Explorations.
ON CAMPUS APRIL 3, 2019: Poet Steve Scafidi
From the Academy of American Poets:
Steve Scafidi is the author of To the Bramble and the Briar (University of Arkansas Press, 2014), The Cabinetmaker’s Window (Louisiana State University Press, 2014), For Love of Common Words (Louisiana State University Press, 2006), and Sparks from a Nine-Pound Hammer (Louisiana State University Press, 2001). His honors include the James Boatwright Prize, the Larry Levis Reading Prize, and the Miller Williams Prize. He lives in Summit Point, West Virginia.
Check out his wonderful poem “Elegy for the Shenandoah River.”