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Lia Purpura, Dillon Johnston Writers Reading Series

Join us for a reading by essayist and poet Lia Purpura at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 12 in Hanes Art Gallery, as part of the Creative Writing program's Dillon Johnston Writer Reading Series. 

Reception to follow. This event is open to the campus community and the wider public. 

About Lia Purpura: 

Lia Purpura is the author of eight collections of essays, poems, and translations. She has been awarded fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the NEA, and the Fulbright Foundation, in addition to four Pushcart Prizes, a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, and multiple residencies at several artists’ colonies including MacDowell. Most recently, her lyric essay "Scream (Or Never Minding)" was awarded a 2017 Pushcart Prize and published as limited-edition letterpress chapbook by the Literary House Press.

Her work has been published and anthologized widely. She lives in Baltimore, where she is currently the Writer in Residence at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She also teaches at the Rainier Writing Workshop in Tacoma, WA.

The Dillon Johnston Writers Reading Series, named after the founder of Wake Forest University Press, brings to campus established and emerging fiction writers, poets, and writers of creative nonfiction each year to give literary readings and visit creative-writing workshops in the Creative Writing Minor and other courses at Wake Forest. The literary readings are followed by a book signing and reception.

Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 6:30pm

Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery
1834 Wake Forest Road Winston-Salem, NC 27106

Event Type



Academics, English

Target Audience

Alumni, Faculty, General Public, Students



Contact name

Eric Wilson

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