This Sunday: A Celebration of New Letters!

This Sunday, October 7th, Wesleyan Writers Conference & Shapiro Creative Writing Center present A Celebration of New Letters: A day of readings and panels by innovative writers of prose and poetry. Speakers for this event include acclaimed poets, fiction and nonfiction writers and representatives of various alternative presses and literary organizations such as Wesleyan University Press and Poets House.

Schedule of Events:
10:30 AM Coffee & pastries
11:00 AM Panel on Intertwining Forms (Prose & Poetry)–Heather Christle, Douglas A. Martin, and Richard Meier
12:00 PM Reading: Heather Christle and Douglas A. Martin
2:30 PM Reading: Richard Meier and Stephen Motika
3:30 PM Panel on Poetic Communities & Alternative Publishing– Richard Deming, Dorothea Lasky, Stephen Motika, and Parker Smathers
4:35 PM Reading: Parker Smathers, Richard Deming, and Dorothea Lasky

Heather Christle, author of What is Amazing
Richard Deming (Phylum Press), author of Let’s Not Call It Consequence
Dorothea Lasky, author of Thunderbird
Douglas A. Martin, author of Your Body Figured
Richard Meier, author of In the Pure Block of the Whole Imaginary
Stephen Motika (Poets House), author of Western Practice
Parker Smathers, poet, editor at Wesleyan University Press

The event is free and open to the public. No RSVP or registration is required, and you are welcome to attend for as much or as little of the day as you like.

For more information, please contact Kate Thorpe, Teagle Fellow in the Writing Programs, at or (860) 685-3224 or visit

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