Acclaimed authors of fiction, nonfiction and poetry will read from their works throughout the 2013 Summer Writers' Conference. The readings are open to the public and free. Refreshments will be served. Readings begin at 1 p.m. in the Stedman Gallery in the Fine Arts Center.
The readings on July 2 feature Jill Bialosky and Paul Lisicky.
Jill Bialosky's collections of poems include Subterraneuan, and The End of Desire. She is also the author of the novels House Under Snow, and The Life Room. The nonfiction A History of a Suicide: My Sister's Unfinished Life describes her sister Kim's suicide.
Her poems and essays appear in The New Yorker, O Magazine, Paris Review, The Nation, The New Republic, Kenyon Review, American Poetry Review, among other publications. Bialosky has received a number of awards including the Elliott Coleman Award in Poetry. She is currently an editor at W.W. Norton & Company.
Paul Lisicky has published the novel Lawnboy, the memoir Famous Builder, and the story collection The Burning House. He also has published a book of creative nonfiction, Unbuilt Projects; another nonfiction book, The Narrow Door, is forthcoming. His work has appeared in Ploughshares, The Rumpus, The Iowa Review, Subtropics, and many other magazines and anthologies. He is the New Voices Professor at Rutgers–Camden.