Local Meeting: Poetry Reading by Elizabeth Spires, NYC, May 9

The Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers
invites you to a reading and conversation with

Elizabeth Spires

Thursday, May 9, 2019
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Culture Center
410 Columbus Avenue
(Between West 79th & West 80th Streets)
New York, NY 10024

Doors open at 6:15 pm | Reading begins at 7:00 pm

~ Refreshments before & after ~

Elizabeth Spires will read from her recent collection, A Memory of the Future,

and other new poems. A conversation will follow her reading.

Lecture by Peter McDonald, Chicago, March 19

The John U. Nef Committee on Social Thought, Creative Writing, and ALSCW (Assn. of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers)

announce a lecture


Peter McDonald

Professor of British and Irish Poetry,

University of Oxford

ʽAncient salt’: The preservation of W.B. Yeats”

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

5:00pm in Foster 505

(1130 E. 59th  Street, Chicago, Illinois 60637)

Persons with a disability who believe they may need assistance please call Anne Gamboa in advance at 702-8427



Local Meeting, Barnard College, May 9, Reading With Patricia Hampl

The Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers
invites you to a reading and conversation with

Patricia Hampl

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

302 Barnard Hall – 3RD Floor
Barnard College
3009 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

Barnard Hall is located immediately upon entering through the main gate
of the Barnard campus at Broadway and 117th Street

Doors open at 6:30 PM | Reading begins at 7:00 PM
~ Refreshments before & after ~

Poetry and Prose Reading Event at AWP Conference


The Hopkins Review & Literary Matters


Lunch Poems & Prose

at the
Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference


Austin Allen, George David Clark, Moira Egan
Juliana Gray, Stephen Kampa
Ashley Anna McHugh, Chelsea Rathburn
Callie Siskel & Artress Bethany White

Ryan Wilson & David Yezzi, hosts

Friday, March 9, 2018

1 pm – 3 pm

American Social

601 S. Harbour Island Blvd., Tampa, Florida

Order up some lunch! Two blocks from the Convention Center!

Local Meeting, University of Chicago, April 27, Poetry Reading With Cole Swensen

Local Meeting, University of Chicago, April 27

Poetry Reading

Cole Swensen, 6 pm, the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts

Rm 801

University of Chicago

915 East 60th St

Chicago IL 60637

Co-sponsored: ALSCW, The Committee on Social Thought, the Creative Writing Program

Cole Swensen is the author of 17 collections of poetry, most revolving around the visual arts and documentary; her most recent volume is On Walking On, and addresses the centuries-old connection between writing and walking. Also a translator of French poetry, prose, and art criticism, she divides her time between Paris and Providence, RI,
where she is a professor in the Department of Literary Arts at Brown University.

ALSCW Washington, DC Event featuring Deborah Nord and Maria Dibattista

At Home In the World: Women Writers and Public Life
Maria DiBattista and Deborah Nord
5 pm, December 6th, 2017
McGiveny Hall
(co-sponsored by Politics and Prose bookstore) 


Deborah Nord, Woodrow Wilson Professor of Literature

Helen Pinkerton & Herman Melville: Civil War Poems

Helen Pinkerton & Herman Melville: Civil War Poems
Dr John Baxter
Professor Emeritus of English, Dalhousie University

Helen Pinkerton, known for her devotional poems and poems on works of art, is also an astute commentator on crucial aspects of the American Civil War and especially on maintaining perspective in the heat of intense political debate. In her recently published collected poems, A Journey of the Mind, she examines some of these topics through the eyes of Herman Melville, one of America’s greatest writers and himself a major Civil War poet, testifying first-hand to the causes and consequences of the conflict.

Washington, DC Local Events: T.R. Hummer and Mike Mattison

Poet and musician T.R. Hummer spoke on the making of High Minded (2010)–an album by his band, AmeriCamera, that fuses poetry and music–at an ALSCW local meeting in Washington DC on February 8th. Hummer’s multi-media presentation was attended by an audience of over one-hundred, and hosted by Catholic University. Hummer is the author of fourteen books of poetry, two books of criticism, and is the former editor of the Kenyon Review and the Georgia Review. An accomplished saxophonist, Hummer was a member of the blues group Little Ronnie and the Grand Dukes, playing on their album, Young and Evil, which was released by Planetary Records in 2001.