2022-2023 Academic Year
Robert Glick Reading and Conversation recorded on March 28, 2023
Robert Glick is the author of the short story collection Two Californias (C&R Press, 2019) and an Associate Professor of English at the Rochester Institute of Technology, where he teaches creative writing, electronic literature, and the occasional course on zombies. His work has been published in Diagram, Denver Quarterly, and Gettysburg Review. More recently, excerpts from his just-completed novel, The Asterisms, have won competitions in Summer Literary Seminars and New Ohio Review. He lives in Rochester with his partner-in-crime Anne Royston, their new baby Evan, and their dog Toby. He spends much of his time looking out the snow-streaked window in search of foxes.
Sun Yung Shin Reading and Conversation recorded on February 7,2023
신 선 영 Sun Yung Shin was born in Seoul, Korea and was raised in the Chicago area. She is a poet, writer, and cultural worker. She is the editor of What We Hunger For: Refugee and Immigrant Stories on Food and Family (2021) and of A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota, author of poetry collections The Wet Hex; Unbearable Splendor (finalist for the 2017 PEN USA Literary Award for Poetry, winner of the 2016 Minnesota Book Award for poetry); Rough, and Savage; and Skirt Full of Black (winner of the 2007 Asian American Literary Award for poetry), co-editor of Outsiders Within: Writing on Transracial Adoption, and author of bilingual illustrated book for children Cooper’s Lesson. She lives in Minneapolis where she co-directs the community organization Poetry Asylum with poet Su Hwang.
Diane Wilson Reading and Conversation recorded on November 8, 2022
Diane Wilson (Dakota) is a writer, speaker, and editor, who has published two award-winning books, as well as essays in numerous publications. Her newest novel, The Seed Keeper, published by Milkweed Editions in March, 2021 has received numerous awards and accolades - Winner of the 2022 Minnesota Book Award in Fiction, Longlisted for the 2022 VCU Cabell First Novelist Award, and a BuzzFeed “Best Book of Spring 2021” to name a few. Wilson is a Mdewakanton descendent, enrolled on the Rosebud Reservation.