Hey Indy writers and book lovers, come and meet some well known talent and learn a few things during the Butler University Vivian S. Delbrook Visiting Writers Series.
The series schedules public readings and Q&A sessions during the academic year. In the past, the series has featured a diverse selection of well-known, award-winning contemporary authors and poets, from Robert Bly to Colson Whitehead to Jhumpa Lahiri.
This year the series is continuing that tradition, bringing in authors as varied as Teju Cole and Lynda Barry.
The following readings and Q&A sessions will take place on the Butler University campus.
Brando Skyhorse, Sept. 6, 7:30 p.m., Atherton Union, Reilly Room
Skyhorse is the author of the fiction novel, The Madonnas of Echo Park. He is the winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award and Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction.
Lynda Barry, Sep. 27, 7:30 p.m., Atherton Union, Reilly Room
Barry is the creator of the weekly comic strip, Ernie Pook’s Comeek that ran for 30 years. She’s an Eisen Award-Winning Cartoonist and Author.
Donika Kelly, Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m., Schrott Center for the Arts
Kelly is the author of Bestiary a book of poetry involving animals, legendary beasts and mythological monsters. She’s a Cave Canen Poetry Prize Winner and National Book Critics Circle and Lamba Literary Award Finalist.
Sharon Olds Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m., Schrott Center for the Arts
The Poetry Foundation lists Olds as “one of contemporary poetry’s leading voices.” Olds wrote Stag’s Leap, an emotional collection of poems that chronicles a divorce while exploring themes of love, sex, and sorrow. She’s a Pulitzer Prize & National Book Critics Circle Award-Winning Poet.
Teju Cole, Nov. 13, 7:30 p.m., Schrott Center for the Arts
The remarkable novelist, critic and photographer is the author of Open City, a novel that won praise for its prose and depiction of New York. He’s a PEN/Hemingway Award Winner & National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist, and Distinguished Writer in Residence at Bard College.
NUVO Intern Edward Redd is a sophomore at IUPUI.