IU East’s Regional Writers Series presents poet, novelist Amit Majmudar

The Indiana University East School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) will present the Regional Writers Series featuring poet and novelist Amit Majmudar on Thursday, November 7.

close up portrait of Amit Majmudar

Amit Majmudar

The HSS Regional Writers Series brings both established and emerging writers of significance to campus for workshops and public readings.

Majmudar will have two events while he is at IU East.

The first event is a Craft Talk from 3:30-4:45 p.m. in Whitewater Hall Room 213. This event is free and open to faculty, staff and students.

The second event is a reading from 7:30-8:30 p.m. in the Whitewater Hall First Bank Richmond Community Room. This event is free and open to the public.

Majmudar is the son of immigrants. He grew up in the Cleveland area. He earned a B.S. at the University of Akron and an M.D. at Northeast Ohio Medical University, completing his medical residency at the University Hospitals of Cleveland.

He is the author of the poetry collections 0º,0º (2009), which was a finalist for a Poetry Society of America’s Norma Faber First Book Award, and Heaven and Earth (2011), which poet A.E.Stallingschose for a Donald Justice prize.

Majmudar has also published the novels Partitions (2011) and The Abundance (2013). His poetry has been featured in several anthologies, including Best of the Best American Poetry 1988–2012 (2013) and The Norton Introduction to Literature (2012). He has also contributed essays to the Kenyon Review blog, the New York Times, and the New York Review of Books. His newest poetry collection, Dothead, was chosen by Library Journal.

The Regional Writers Series is funded by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and Mindful Explorations.