SWC Reading Series

As part of our new SWC Reading Series, we'll be hosting Fourth Thursday Readings, featuring SWC alumni. Please join us online Aug. 27 at 8pm EST for our first reading featuring Matthew Baker, Tiana Clark, Lee Conell, and Kate Reed Petty! The event is free. Register today



Matthew Baker Author Photo_x300Matthew Baker

Named one of Variety’s “10 Storytellers to Watch,” Matthew Baker is the author of the story collection Why Visit America. His fiction has appeared in publications such as New York Times Magazine, The Paris Review, American Short Fiction, One Story, Electric Literature, and Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy. Independent bookstore link: bookshop.org.

ClarkTHeadshot_x300Tiana Clark

Tiana Clark is the author of the poetry collection I Can’t Talk About the Trees Without the Blood (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018), winner of the 2017 Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize, and Equilibrium (Bull City Press, 2016), selected by Afaa Michael Weaver for the 2016 Frost Place Chapbook Competition. Independent bookstore link: Parnassus.

Lee_x300Lee Conell

Lee Conell is the author of the novel The Party Upstairs (Penguin Press). She is the recipient of a 2020 Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts as well as the Chicago Tribune’s Nelson Algren Award. Her story collection Subcortical received The Story Prize's Spotlight Award. Independent bookstore link: Parnassus.

2020_KRP_FINAL_x300Kate Reed Petty

Kate Reed Petty's first novel, True Story, is long-listed for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. Her fiction has appeared in Electric Literature, American Short Fiction, and Blackbird, and her short films have appeared on Narrative and at the Maryland Film Festival. She lives in Baltimore. Independent bookstore link: bookshop.org.



More Upcoming SWC Reading Series Events

Mark Jarman (The Heronry, poetry) and Sidney Wade (Deep Gossip, poetry)
Sept. 3, 2020, 8PM EST Register

Sarah Shun-lien Bynum (Likes, fiction) and Margot Livesey (The Boy in the Field, fiction)
Sept. 15, 2020, 8PM EST Register

Fourth Thursday SWC Reading Series: Laura van den Berg (I Hold a Wolf by the Ears, fiction), Emily Nemens (The Cactus League, fiction), and more TK
Sept. 24, 2020, 8PM EST Register

Fourth Thursday SWC Reading Series: Eduardo Corral (Guillotine, poetry), Laura Donnelly (Midwest Gothic, poetry), Charlotte Pence (Code, poetry), and Cherene Sherrard (Grimoire, poetry)
Oct. 22, 2020, 8PM EST Register

SWC Reading Series with University of Cincinnati, Poetry Reading: Lisa Ampleman, Jennifer Habel, Aditi Machado, and Felicia Zamora
Oct. 29, 2020, 8PM EST Register

Thursday SWC Reading Series: Simon Han (Nights When Nothing Happened, fiction), M. O. Walsh (The Big Door Prize, fiction), and more TK
Nov. 19, 2020, 8PM EST Register