See Karen Brennan and Chiyuma Elliott Read
Karen Brennan Ph.D. is the author of seven books of varying genres including poetry collections Here on Earth (1989) and The Real Enough World (2006), both from Wesleyan University Press; little dark (2014) Four Way Books; AWP Award-winning short fiction Wild Desire (1990), U Mass Press; The Garden in Which I Walk (2005), Fiction Collective 2; a memoir, Being with Rachel (2001) Norton, and new stories, Monsters, from Four Way Books (2016). Her fiction, poetry and nonfiction has appeared in anthologies from Norton, Penguin, Graywolf, Spuytin Duyvil, Michigan and Georgia, among others. A National Endowment of the Arts recipient, she is Professor Emerita at the University of Utah and teaches at the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers.
Chiyuma Elliott is an Assistant Professor of African American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. A former Stegner Fellow, Chiyuma’s poems have appeared in the African American Review, Callaloo, the Notre Dame Review, the PN Review, and other journals. She has received fellowships from the American Philosophical Society, Cave Canem, the James Irvine Foundation, and the Vermont Studio Center. Chiyuma is the author of two books of poems: California Winter League (2015) and Vigil (forthcoming from Unicorn Press in 2017).
The creative writing series — free and open to the public — has a new home in the Peter J. Shields Library close to downtown Davis. Readings start at 7 p.m. in the Library Instruction Room (Room 205) on the second floor of the library. The room can be reached by taking the main stairs to the second floor and going through the double glass doors on the left. The library is at Hutchison Drive and West Quad and the entrance is on the west side.