Date(s) - November 10, 2022
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Longs Peak Room, Lory Student Center
The Creative Writing Reading Series presents the Writer’s Harvest – featuring Jaquira Díaz, Nina McConigley, Todd Mitchell, and Harrison Candelaria Fletcher
Lory Student Center, Longs Peak Room at 7:30 pm
Each year, CSU’s Creative Writing Program participates in this nationwide series of events to fight hunger. Across the country, writers and readers unite to support food banks, soup kitchens and local nutrition programs. At this Nov. 10 event, we ask attendees to bring nonperishable food items, which will be given to the Larimer County Food Bank. In exchange for each item, guests will get a chance to win prizes offered by the Fort Collins community.
Born in Puerto Rico, Jaquira Díaz was raised between Humacao, Fajardo, and Miami Beach. She is the author of Ordinary Girls: A Memoir, winner of a Whiting Award, a Florida Book Awards Gold Medal, and a Lambda Literary Awards finalist. Ordinary Girls was an Indies Introduce Selection, a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection, an Indie Next Pick, a Library Reads pick, and finalist for the B&N Discover Prize. Her work has been published in The Atlantic, The Guardian, Time Magazine, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, and The Best American Essays, among other publications.
Nina McConigley was born in Singapore and raised in Wyoming. Her short-story collection Cowboys and East Indians was the winner of the PEN Open Book Award and a High Plains Book Award. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Orion, O the Oprah Magazine, and The Asian American Literary Review among others. She was a Walter Jackson Bate fellow at the Radcliffe Institution for Advanced Study at Harvard University and is a 2022 recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Creative Writing Fellowship.
Todd Mitchell is the author of several award-winning books for young readers and teens including The Last Panther (2018 Colorado Book Award Winner and Green Earth Honor Book Award winner), The Traitor King, The Secret to Lying (Colorado Book Award Winner), and Backwards (CAL Award Winner).
Harrison Candelaria Fletcher is the author of Presentimiento: A Life In Dreams, winner of the Autumn House Press Nonfiction Prize, autobiography finalist for the International Latino Book Awards, and selected by Kirkus Reviews as a Best Indie Memoir of 2017. His first book, Descanso For My Father: Fragments Of A Life, won the Colorado Book Award and Independent Publisher Book Awards Bronze Medal for Creative Nonfiction. His newest collection, Finding Querencia: Essays from In Between was published in March 2022 by the Machete Series at Mad Creek Books.