Axton Reading Series

Fall 2017 Axton Readers

Aisha Sabatini Sloan

Aisha Sabatini Sloan

Aisha Sabatini Sloan’s writing about race and current events is often coupled with analysis of art, film and pop culture. Dinty W. Moore deemed her first essay collection, The Fluency of Light, “One of the most original, startling memoirs I have seen in the past ten years.” Her second book, Dreaming of Ramadi in Detroit, was chosen by Maggie Nelson as the winner of the1913 Open Prose Book Contest. A contributing editor for Guernica and a staff writer for Autostraddle, she has taught writing at OSU Cascades’ Low-Residency Program, Carleton College and the University of Michigan’s New England Literature Program

Reading: Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, 7:30 - 9:00pm
Bingham Poetry Room, Ekstrom Library

Master Class: Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Bingham Humanities Room 300

Jeffrey Skinner

Jeffrey Skinner

Jeffrey Skinner's poetry has earned him a Guggenheim Fellowship, and other fellowships and awards from such agencies as the Ingram-Merrill Foundation, the Howard Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.  He has published seven books of poetry, the latest of which, Chance Divine, won the Field Prize.

Reading: Thursday, October 19, 2017, 7:30 - 9:30pm
Bingham Poetry Room, Ekstrom Library

Master Class: Friday, October 20, 2017, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Bingham Humanities Room 300

Sarah Gorham

Sarah Gorham

Sarah Gorham is a poet and essayist, and most recently the author of Alpine Apprentice (2017) and Study in Perfect (2014), the latter selected by Bernard Cooper for the 2013 AWP Award in Creative Nonfiction. Both were published by University of Georgia Press. Gorham is also the author of four collections of poetry— Bad Daughter (2011), The Cure (2003), The Tension Zone (1996), and Don’t Go Back to Sleep (1989). Other honors include grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and three state arts councils. She is co-founder and editor-in-chief at Sarabande Books, an independent, nonprofit, literary publisher.

Reading: Thursday, October 19, 2017, 7:30 - 9:30pm
Bingham Poetry Room, Ekstrom Library

Leslie Jamison

Leslie Jamison

Leslie Jamison is the author of The Empathy Exams, a New York Times bestselling essay collection, and a novel, The Gin Closet, a finalist for the LA Times First Fiction Award. Her work has appeared in the New York Times MagazineHarper'sVirginia Quarterly ReviewThe Believer, and the New York Times Sunday Book Review, where she is a columnist. She lives in Brooklyn and teaches at Columbia University. Her books have been published in the UK, Brazil, Germany, Holland, Italy, France, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Korea, and China. Her next book, The Recovering, will be published in Spring 2018. 

Reading: Saturday, October 21, 2017, 5:00 - 7:00pm
Tim Faulkner Gallery, 1512 Portland Avenue

Keynote Reading: at the Writer’s Block Festival

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