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The Writers Forum at SUNY Brockport

Fall 2006 - 39th Year

All Events at 8:00 pm, SUNY College at Brockport
New York Room, Cooper Hall (unless otherwise noted).
Follow directions to campus.
Free Admission, Reception & Book Signing

James Whorton, Jr.

September 6


James Whorton, Jr.

Author of the novels, Approximately Heaven and Frankland. The English Department is pleased to welcome our new faculty member in creative writing.


Yusef Komunyakaa

September 20

Yusef Komunyakaa

The Writers Voice @ SUNY's Metro Center, 7:30 pm

Winner of an NEA Fellowship, the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, the Pulitzer Prize and the Kingsley Tufts Award. Author of a dozen poetry collections, including Taboo, Talking Dirty to the Gods, and Pleasure Dome. The Writers Voice is funded by M&T Bank.

Lydia Davis

October 11

Lydia Davis

Recipient of NEA and Guggenheim Fellowships, a Macarthur "Genius" award, and a Chevalier Award in Arts and Letters from the French government, among other distinctions. Author of the novel, The End of the Story, and the story collections Almost No Memory and Samuel Johnson is Indignant.

October 25

Rebecca Solnit

Writer, historian, art critic, and activist, Solnit is author of numerous books, including As Eve Said to the Serpent: On Landscape, Gender, and Art; Wanderlust: A History of Walking; and River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West, for which she won the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Michael Waters

November 8

Michael Waters & William Heyen

Michael Waters, a Brockport alum, has published six collections of poetry, including Parthenopi: New and Selected Poems and Green Ash, Red Maple, Black Gum. His newest, Darling Vulgar is forthcoming from BOA Editions. He has won awards from the NEA and the Maryland State Arts Council.

William Heyen, Brockport alum and Professor of English, Emeritus, has published numerous collections of poetry and prose, including Depth of Field, Long Island Light, Lord Dragonfly, and Erika: Poems of the Holocaust. Shoah Train was
nominated for the National Book Award in 2004.
His honors include fellowships from the NEA, the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the Eunice Tietjens Memorial Prize from Poetry magazine, and the Witter Bynner Prize from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. His most recent book is The Confessions of Doc Williams.
William Heyen

For further information:

Ralph Black/Anne Panning, Writers Forum
350 New Campus Drive
Brockport, NY 14420
Phone: (585) 395-5713