2016 Robert J. Carr Visiting Authors Series

Image of James HannahamJames Hannaham


Tuesday, October 11, 2016, Illini Union Room 104

James Hannaham has published a pair of novels: Delicious Foods, a PEN/Faulkner Award winner and New York Times Notable Book, and God Says No, a Lambda Book Award finalist. He practices many other types of writing and art and teaches at the Pratt Institute.

Image of Crystal WilkinsonCrystal Wilkinson and Image of Ronald DavisRonald Davis


Thursday, November 10, 2016, 4:30 p.m., location TBA

Crystal Wilkinson is the author of The Birds of Opulence (released March 2016); Blackberries, Blackberries, winner of the 2002 Chaffin Award for Appalachian Literature; and Water Street, a finalist for both the UK’s Orange Prize for Fiction and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. Ron Davis is a poet and a Kentucky Al Smith Award-winning visual artist whose artwork has been featured in New Southerner, Nat Creole Magazin, and other publications, and his work has been exhibited at Gallerie Soleil, The Loudon House, and in the African American Art Exhibit at Louisville's Actors Theatre. Together they run Wild Fig Books and Coffee in Lexington, Kentucky.

About the Robert J. Carr Visiting Authors Series

The Robert J. Carr Visiting Authors Series is made possible by a generous gift from benefactors Robert J. and Katherin Carr. All events in the series are free and open to the public.

Other recent visiting writers and poets in the series have included Andre Dubus III, Traci Brimhall, Richard Hoffman, Ladan Osman, Roger Reeves, and Kara Candito.

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