Visiting Writers Series: Shira Dentz and Geoffrey Babbitt

Dentz and Babbit each have published widely in addition to teaching and editing for literary publications.
portraits of shira dentz and geoffrey babbitt
Mar. 30, 2018
6:30 pm
Art Exhibit Room, Macmillan Hall

The Wells College Visiting Writers Series will welcome Shira Dentz and Geoffrey Babbitt for a reading of their work at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 30, in the Art Exhibit Room of Macmillan Hall. Admission is free and all are welcome.

Geoffrey Babbitt is the author of Appendices Pulled from a Study on Light. His poems and essays have appeared in North American Review, PleiadesColorado ReviewDIAGRAMNotre Dame ReviewTYPOTarpaulin SkyThe Collagist, and elsewhere. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Utah and teaches at Hobart & William Smith Colleges, where he also coedits Seneca Review.

Shira Dentz is the author of four full-length books, black seeds on a white dish, door of thin skins, how do i net thee (forthcoming), and the sun a blazing zero (forthcoming), and two chapbooks, Leaf Weather, and FLOUNDERS. Her writing has appeared in many journals including Poetry, The American Poetry Review, The Iowa Review, New American Writing, jubilat, and Western Humanities Review, and featured at The Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day series, NPR, Poetry Daily, and Verse Daily. She holds an MFA from the Iowa Writer’s Workshop and a PhD from the University of Utah, and teaches at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, and is special features editor at Tarpaulin Sky.

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.

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