David L. Paletz Creative Writing Guest Series

This fall, Professor Mesha Maren's English 290S-04.73: “Creative Writing: Autofiction & First-Person" is privileged to have two guest lecturers visiting virtually. A David L. Paletz Course Enhancement grant makes this series of lectures possible. Scott McClanahan will Zoom into Professor Maren's class on Wednesday, October 5th, to discuss his short stories and novels. On Wednesday, November 2nd, Juliet Escoria will visit to discuss her poetry, short story collection, novel, and nonfiction essays. Duke English will stream each lecture on the department's Facebook page. 


Fall 2022 David L. Paletz Creative Writing Guest Series:

Scott McClanahan

October 5, 2022

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Scott McClanahan is the author of the graphic novel The Incantations of Daniel Johnston as well as numerous collections of short stories and the novel The Sarah Book. His work has been lauded by the New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Paris Review and is currently being adapted for television. 

 

 

 


Julián Herbert

November 2, 2022

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Julián Herbert  is a writer, musician, and teacher, and is the author of The House of the Pain of Others and Tomb Song, as well as several volumes of poetry and two story collections. He lives in Saltillo, Mexico.

 

 

 

 


Juliet Escoria

November 9, 2022

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Juliet Escoria is the author of the poetry collection Witch Hunt, a short story collection Black Cloud, a novel Juliet the Maniac, as well as numerous nonfiction essays. Her work has been highly reviewed by the New York Times, The Atlantic, the Washington Post, NPR, The Times Literary Supplement, and other venues.

 

 

 


Spring 2022 David L. Paletz Creative Writing Guest Series:

Alice McDermott

February 9, 2022
 

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Matthew Buckley Smith

February 7, 2022

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Joanna Pearson

January 26, 2022

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Fall 2021 David L. Paletz Creative Writing Guest Series:

Brian Panowich and A.X. Ahmad

December 1, 2021

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Fernando Flores

October 14, 2021

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Gabrielle Calvocoressi

October 13, 2021

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Sophie Mackintosh

October 7, 2021

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Spring 2021 David L. Paletz Creative Writing Guest Series:

Adrienne Perry

March 29, 2021

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Paul Yoon

March 25, 2020

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Tyree Daye

March 4, 2021

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Cidinha da Silva

February, 15, 2021

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Kendra Allen

February, 11, 2021

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Fall 2020 David L. Paletz Creative Writing Guests:

Ashleigh Bryant Phillips     

October 21, 2020       

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Remica Bingham-Risher  

October 7, 2020       

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Jaquira Díaz

September 2, 2020

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