The Wells College Visiting Writers Series will welcome Sabrina Orah Mark for a reading of her work at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 19, in the Art Exhibit Room of Macmillan Hall. Admission is free and all are welcome. Mark will also hold a writing master class at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, in Main Building's Faculty Parlors.
Sabrina Orah Mark is the author of the poetry collections The Babies (Saturnalia Books, 2004) and Tsim Tsum (Saturnalia Books, 2009). Mark’s awards include a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a fellowship from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and a Sustainable Arts Foundation Award. Her poetry and stories most recently appear in Tin House (Open Bar), American Short Fiction, jubilat, B O D Y, The Collagist, The Believer, and in the anthology My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me: Forty New Fairy Tales.
She has taught at Agnes Scott College, University of Georgia, Rutgers University, University of Iowa, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Goldwater Hospital, and throughout the New York City and Iowa Public School Systems. She lives in Athens, Ga., with her husband Reginald McKnight and their two sons.
The Visiting Writers Series presents four to five events each semester featuring authors who have distinguished themselves in poetry, fiction, nonfiction or drama. These writers not only give public readings of their work; they also conduct writing workshops, participate in classes and discussions and often hold individual conferences with interested student writers. The Visiting Writers Series is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.