LAL Fall 2017

Thursday, September 28th
7:30pm, Muskie Archives 201
A reading and conversation with poet
Gibson Fay-LeBlanc

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Fay-LeBlanc’s poems have appeared in Guernica, Pleiades, Tin House and elsewhere, and his first poetry collection, Death of a Ventriloquist (University of North Texas Press) won the Vassar Miller Prize. His articles and reviews have appeared in the Boston Review, Publishers Weekly, and Time Out New York. Fay-LeBlanc is the program director for Hewnoaks Artist Colony and is Portland, Maine’s poet laureate. He lives in Portland. This event is free and accessible to all. Followed by a book sale and signing. Contact Robert Farnsworth at or 207-753-6963.


Thursday, October 26th
Pettengill G52, 6:30pm
A reading and conversation with fiction writer
Jason Ockert

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Ockert is the author of the novel Wasp Box (Panhandler Books) and two story collections,Neighbors of Nothing (Dzanc Books) and Rabbit Punches (Low-Fidelity Press). Winner of the Dzanc Short Story Collection Contest, the Atlantic Monthly Fiction Contest, and the Mary Roberts Rinehart Award, Ockert’s short fiction has appeared in Best American Mystery Stories, New Stories from the South, Oxford American, One Story, McSweeney’s, and several other publications. He teaches creative writing at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina. This event is free and accessible to all. Followed by a book sale and signing. Contact Jessica Anthony at or 207-753-6963.


Thursday, November 30th
Muskie Archives 201, 7:30pm
A reading and conversation with poet
Nate Marshall

Nate Marshall photo for webChicago poet Nate Marshall has published three collections of poetry: Wild Hundreds (University of Pittsburgh Press), winner of the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize, Blood Percussion (Button Poetry), and the e-book 1989: A Number (Haymarket Books) with Kevin Coval. He is a coeditor of The BreakBeat Poets: New American  Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop and a founding member of the poetry collective Dark Noise. A Cave Canem fellow, his work has appeared in Poetry Magazine, Indiana Review, The New Republic and elsewhere. Marshall recently was awarded a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation. He is currently teaching at Northwestern University. This event is free and accessible to all. Followed by a book sale and signing. Contact Therí Pickens at or 207-753-6963.