Creative Writing Program

Elena Passarello

Working Writer Series

March 21, 2024 | 7:30 pm

Elena Passarello is an actor, a writer, and the recipient of a 2015 Whiting Award. Her first essay collection, Let Me Clear My Throat, won the gold medal for nonfiction at the 2013 Independent Publisher Awards. Her second collection, Animals Strike Curious Poses—which is loosely modeled on a medieval bestiary—won the 2018 Oregon Book Award for creative nonfiction.

Nicole Flattery

April 3, 2024 | 7:30 pm

The Irish writer Nicole Flattery is author of the short story collection Show Them a Good Time

Vesna Goldsworthy

April 11, 2024 | 7:30 pm

Vesna Goldsworthy is a memoirist, poet, and novelist who writes in English, her third language. She is the author of seven widely translated books, including the best-selling memoir Chernobyl Strawberries; The Angel of Salonika, a prize-winning poetry collection that was designated the Times Poetry Book of the Year; and the novels Monsieur Ka, inspired by Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina, and Gorsky, an updating of Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby that was nominated for the Women’s Prize for Fiction. 

Nathan McClain

April 18, 2024 | 7:30 pm

Nathan McClain is a poet, editor, and educator who lives in Amherst, Massachusetts. McClain teaches both creative writing and African American literary arts at Hampshire College and also serves as poetry editor of the Massachusetts Review.