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Visiting Writer: Laurie Sheck

Laurie Sheck is the author of five books of poems, one of which, The Willow Grove, was a Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. She has also written two hybrid fictions: Island of the Mad (2016) and A Monster’s Notes (2009), which was nominated for the International DUBLIN Literary Award and named one of the 10 Best Fictions of the Year by Entertainment Weekly. She has been a Guggenheim Fellow, a Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, and a Fellow at the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library, and has twice been awarded fellowships from the NEA. She was the Sidney Harman Distinguished Visiting Writer in Residence at Baruch College, CUNY, in 2012, and has taught at Rutgers University, Princeton University, and Columbia University. She is currently a member of the core MFA Writing Faculty at the New School and lives in New York City. Learn more at

Earlier Event: March 31
April Arrival
Later Event: April 8
Visiting Artist: Sharon Butler