18 Agassiz Circle
Buffalo, NY 14214
1880 S. Winton Rd.
Rochester, NY 14618
Medaille College's Write Thing Reading Series just might be one of the most eclectic visiting artist series at any educational institution in Buffalo. Each semester, Medaille invites poets and fiction writers to campus for readings and/or class visits. Students at Medaille have the unique chance to meet up close and personal with Pulitzer Prize winners, National Book Award finalists, Guggenheim Fellowship recipients, and some of the most renowned international writers of today - as well as up-and-coming younger writers.
All readings are 7 p.m. Thursdays in the Academic Commons, Fourth Floor, Main Building. All events are free and open to the public. Refreshments are available.
The Write Thing Reading Series archive is available here.
October 2, 2014- Gary Earl Ross
Novelist, playwright, poet, public radio essayist, and popular culture scholar, Gary Earl Ross retired in 2013 from a language arts professorship at the University at Buffalo Educational Opportunity Center. His books include The Wheel of Desire and Other Intimate Hauntings (2000), Shimmerville: Tales Macabre and Curious (2002), the children's tale Dots (2002), Blackbird Rising: A Novel of the American Spirit (2009), and WordCraft, A Concise Handbook for the Everyday Writer (2013). His staged plays include Sleepwalker: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (2002), Matter of Intent (2005), Picture Perfect (2007), The Best Woman (2007) Murder Squared (2010), The Scavenger's Daughter (2011), The Mark of Cain (2014), and The Guns of Christmas which he will direct for Subversive Theatre’s Manny Fried Playhouse in December, 2014. His honors include a LIFT Fiction Fellowship, an ASI-DEC fiction grant, an Emanuel Fried Outstanding New Play Award and a Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award for his courtroom thriller Matter of Intent, a Constance Saltonstall Foundation Playwriting Fellowship, an Excellence Award from United University Professions and SUNY, and for his public radio essays first place commentary awards from the New York Associated Press and the New York Broadcasters' Association.
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