Writers Project Events


Admission free for all events.

Lee Slonimsky - Wednesday, February 11, at 12:40 p.m. in the Visual Arts Gallery, Dearlove Hall.

Slonimsky is the author of five books of poems including Wandering Electron from Spuyten Duyvil Press (June 2014). He is the co-author of three “Lee Carroll” novels along with his wife, Hammett Prize-winning novelist Carol Goodman: Black Swan Rising, The Watchtower and The Shape Stealer. In these novels his focus has been on alter ego Will Hughes: vampire, hedge fund manager, and sonnet writer for several centuries. His first detective novel, Bermuda Gold, with protagonist J. E. Rexroth (named after favorite poet Kenneth Rexroth), will be out in the summer of 2015 from Moonshine Cove Publishing. He has been an instructor in creative writing at the University of Pennsylvania and other schools, and currently conducts a monthly poetry workshop in New York City, “Walking with the Sonnet.” He also is the manager of a hedge fund, Ocean Partners LP.

SuEllen Hamkins - Wednesday, February 25, at 12:40 p.m. in the Visual Arts Gallery, Dearlove Hall. 

Hamkins is a psychiatrist and author. Her passion and the focus of her latest book, The Art of Narrative Psychiatry (Oxford University Press, 2013), is helping people cultivate narratives of their strengths and values in facing difficult or devastating life experiences. Her book and her work illustrate that what makes a new narrative compelling in a therapeutic conversation is the same as in great fiction (or non-fiction): lush detail, compelling plot lines, characters readers care about, obstacles overcome, idiosyncrasy and humor. In 2007, she co-authored The Mother-Daughter Project: How Mothers and Daughters Can Band Together, Beat the Odds, and Thrive Through Adolescence (Hamkins and Schultz, Penguin, 2007). Mother-daughter groups based on the model she helped develop have formed throughout the world.

Sonya Chung - Wednesday, March 25, at 12:40 p.m. in the Visual Arts Gallery, Dearlove Hall AND Monday, April 27, at 12:40 p.m. at SUNY Adirondack's Wilton Center.

Chung’s stories, reviews and essays have appeared in The Threepenny Review, Crab Orchard Review, Tin House, The Huffington Post, Sonora Review, The Late American Novel: Writers on the Future of Bookshttps://ci3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/8TFWBBUDQWtWcxowjMh46q5uZHqgBxRCE4wBGLFY3SE48Pdnmh8CvRPajbsxvzZzXJ30fsZvZaSZqT7mpRK0V5TZd4rVwCo0DTjL-tzffgrSnFXrdBYBuL1x5A=s0-d-e1-ft#http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=bloom00e-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B00C01YTBIShort: An International Anthology of Five Centuries of Short-Short Stories, Prose Poems, Brief Essays, and Other Short Prose, and BOMB Magazine, among others. She is a recipient of a Pushcart Prize nomination, the Charles Johnson Fiction Award, the Bronx Council on the ArtsWriters’ Fellowship & Residency, and a MacDowell Colony Fellowship. She is a staff writer for The Millionsand Founding Editor of Bloom. Sonya has taught fiction writing at the Gotham Writers’ Workshop, NYU, and Columbia University. She teaches at Skidmore College

Sean Thomas Dougherty - Wednesday, April 1, at 12:40 p.m. in the Visual Arts Gallery, Dearlove Hall.

Dougherty is the author or editor of thirteen books across genres including All You Ask for Is Longing: Poems 1994-2014 (2014 BOA Editions), Scything Grace (2013 Etruscan Press) and Sasha Sings the Laundry on the Line (2010 BOA Editions) which was a finalist for Binghamton University’s Milton Kessler Literary Prize for the best book by a poet over 40. He is the recipient of two Pennsylvania Council for the Arts Fellowships in Poetry, a Fulbright Lectureship to the Balkans, and an appearance in Best American Poetry 2014, and he was selected as the 2014 Twin Cities College Association Poet in Residence. Known for his electrifying performances, he has performed at hundreds of venues, universities and festivals across North America and Europe including the Lollapalooza Music Festival, the Detroit Art Festival, The Dodge Poetry Festival, the South Carolina Literary Festival, the Old Dominion University Literary Festival, the London (UK) Poetry Café, the BardFest Series in Budapest Hungary, and across Albania and Macedonia where he appeared on national television, sponsored by the US State Department. His poetry has been read on PBS radio in Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Rochester and Cleveland. He currently works at a pool hall, teaches private students, and gives readings around the country

Michele Battiste - Wednesday, April 15, at 12:40 p.m. in the Visual Arts Gallery, Dearlove Hall.

Battiste is the author of Uprising (2014) and Ink for an Odd Cartography (2009), both published by Black Lawrence Press. She was a finalist for the 2013 National Poetry Series and is the author of five chapbooks, the most recent of which is Left: Letters to Strangers (Grey Book Press, 2014). She received a Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant to conduct research in Budapest for Uprising, and in 2007, she was awarded a Blue Mountain Center Residency to complete the first draft. Her poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Anti-, The Awl, Women’s Studies Quarterly, and Mid-American Review, among others. She has taught poetry writing for Wichita State University (WSU), the Prison Arts Program in Hutchinson, KS, Gotham Writers' Workshops, and the national writing program Teen Ink. She has received grants and awards from WSU, NYFA, AWP, The Center for the American West, and the NY State Senate. She lives in Colorado where she raises funds for organizations undoing corporate evil.

For more information on these programs, please contact Dr. Stuart Bartow at 743.2200, extension 2601 or via email at bartows@sunyacc.edu