Michele Battiste - Wednesday, April 15, at 12:40 p.m. in the Visual Arts Gallery, Dearlove Hall.
Battiste is the author of Uprising (2014) and Ink for an Odd Cartography (2009), both published by Black Lawrence Press. She was a finalist for the 2013 National Poetry Series and is the author of five chapbooks, the most recent of which is Left: Letters to Strangers (Grey Book Press, 2014). She received a Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant to conduct research in Budapest for Uprising, and in 2007, she was awarded a Blue Mountain Center Residency to complete the first draft. Her poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Anti-, The Awl, Women’s Studies Quarterly, and Mid-American Review, among others. She has taught poetry writing for Wichita State University (WSU), the Prison Arts Program in Hutchinson, KS, Gotham Writers' Workshops, and the national writing program Teen Ink. She has received grants and awards from WSU, NYFA, AWP, The Center for the American West, and the NY State Senate. She lives in Colorado where she raises funds for organizations undoing corporate evil.
Sonya Chung - Monday, April 27, at 12:40 p.m. at SUNY Adirondack's Wilton Center.
Chung’s stories, reviews and essays  have appeared in The Threepenny Review , Crab Orchard Review, Tin House, The Huffington Post , Sonora Review, The Late American Novel: Writers on the Future of Book , Short: An International Anthology of Five Centuries of Short-Short Stories, Prose Poems, Brief Essays, and Other Short Prose , and BOMB Magazine , among others. She is a recipient of a Pushcart Prize nomination, the Charles Johnson Fiction Award, the Bronx Council on the Arts Writers’ Fellowship & Residency, and a MacDowell Colony Fellowship. She is a staff writer for The Millions , and Founding Editor of Bloom . Sonya has taught fiction writing at the Gotham Writers’ Workshop, NYU, and Columbia University. She teaches at Skidmore College.
For more information on these programs, please contact Dr. Stuart Bartow at 743.2200, extension 2601 or via email at email@example.com