The Visiting Writers Series brings to campus acclaimed writers of diverse backgrounds and approaches to share their work and interact with students, faculty, and the larger university and Redlands communities.
At the regularly scheduled, public events, authors read from their work and then participate in open discussion with the audience. A reception and book signing typically follows. Earlier in the day, visiting writers often meet with seminar and workshop students to discuss their work and careers and to engage with faculty in conversations about creative writing.
Thursday, March 4th, 2021 at 7 p.m.
André Naffis-Sahely is from Abu Dhabi, but was born in Venice to an Iranian father and Italian mother. He is the author of the collection The Promised Land: Poems from Itinerant Life (Penguin, 2017) and the chapbook The Other Side of Nowhere (Rough Trade Books, 2019). He is also the editor of The Heart of a Stranger: An Anthology of Exile Literature (Pushkin Press, 2020).
In addition to being an accomplished poet, André Naffis-Sahely is also a skilled translator and editor. He has translated over twenty titles of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, including works by Honoré de Balzac, Émile Zola, and Alessandro Spina. He has taught at Whittier College, Occidental College, and University of California, Los Angeles, where he was the Author in Residence. Currently he is a Visiting Teaching Fellow at the Manchester Writing School, and is the editor of Poetry London.
Books by the featured author are available for purchase from bookshop.org which seeks to support local book sellers.
Visiting Writer Series events range from presentations by notable authors, poets, and playwrights to public readings of works created by our faculty and students.
Read from and discussed her much-lauded nonfiction-poetry hybrid Citizen, a finalist for the National Book Award.
Author of The Moor’s Account, a winner of the American Book Award for the Novel and Pulitzer Prize Finalist, read from her novel and also spoke on Islamophobia.
A two-time finalist for the National Book Award for her novels Stone Arabia and Eat the Document
A novelist and nonfiction author, whose books include Little and Rez Life: An Indian’s Journey Through Reservation Life
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Bird on a Wire brings students together to share their written work, ranging from poetry, prose, and quotations to journal entries and cross-genre pieces. Sponsored by the University of Redlands Creative Writing department, the student-led program aims to build a creative community of both writers and readers.