ACTC’s Creative Writing program features the Visiting Writer Series and cross-campus collaboration including topics courses and student-focused events.
Upcoming Fall 2014 Readings
Amy Leach | Eva Saulitis | Sean Thomas Dougherty
Amy Leach: September 23 – 25, 2014
Amy Leach is the author of the essay collection Things that Are (Milkweed, 2012). Her work has been published in A Public Space, Tin House, Orion, the Los Angeles Review, and many others. She has been recognized with the Whiting Writers’ Award, Best American Essays selections, a Rona Jaffe Foundation Award, and a Pushcart Prize. She plays bluegrass, teaches English, and lives in Montana.
Eva Saulitis: October 14, 2014
Eva Saulitis, marine biologist, has studied Alaska’s killer whales for twenty-eight years and authored many scientific publications. She is the author of two poetry collections, Many Ways to Say It (Red Hen Press, 2012) and Prayer in Wind (Red Hen Press, 2015); the essay collection Leaving Resurrection (Boreal Books, 2008), and the memoir Into Great Silence: A Memoir of Discovery and Loss among Vanishing Orcas (Beacon, 2013). She teaches creative writing at the University of Alaska Low-Residency MFA Program.
Sean Thomas Dougherty is the author of thirteen books, including All You Ask for Is Longing: New and Selected Poems (BOA Editions) and Sasha Sings the Laundry on the Line, a finalist for the Milton Kessler Award. He has had a Fulbright Lectureship to the Balkans and Two Pennsylvania Council for the Arts Fellowships. Sean has performed at universities and festivals across North America and Europe, including Geraldine R. Dodge Festival, Erie Jazz Festival, London (UK) Poetry Café, and the BardFest Series in Budapest, Hungary.