Event Details

Writers Speak with Stacey Waite & Charif Shanahan

Date: March 29th, 2017
Venue: Chancellors Hall
Address: 239 Montauk Highway
City: Southampton
Organization: Stony Brook Southampton
Time: 07:00 p.m. - 08:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Website: http://www.stonybrook.edu/southampton/mfa/special_programs/writers_speak.html
Phone: 631-632-5028


Poets Stacey Waite and Charif Shanahan will be the next guests in the spring Writers Speak Wednesdays series of free author talks and readings open to the public at Stony Brook Southampton. The two writers— both of whom address complex issues of identity related to race, gender, and sexuality in their work—will read and discuss their writing on Wednesday, March 29, at 7 p.m. in the Radio Lounge on the second floor of Chancellors Hall.
Stacey Waite is a poet, performance poet, and University of Nebraska professor whose forthcoming book is Teaching Queer: Radical Possibilities for Writing and Knowing. She has published four collections of poems: Choke (winner of the 2004 Frank O’Hara Prize), Love Poem to Androgyny (Main Street Rag, 2006), the lake has no saint (winner of the 2008 Snowbound Prize), and Butch Geography (2013). She has also published numerous papers on feminism and queer writing.
Charif Shanahan is the winner of the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award for his first poetry collection, Into Each Room We Enter Without Knowing (2017). A poet and translator, his award-winning work has appeared in numerous journals. A native of the Bronx, he has received awards and fellowships from the Academy of American Poets, Cave Canem, Frost Place, the Fulbright Program, Millay Colony and others and is currently a Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford University.

Photo credit for Charif Shanahan image: Rachel Eliza Griffiths