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Writers in the Woods with Patricia Smith

April 27, 2013 @ 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Visiting writers will be on campus throughout the year to read their latest works and provide workshops. Readings are free and open to the public. Workshops can be taken for credit and are also free to students. There is a $50 registration fee for community members—click here to register.

Contact English Program Chair, June Sylvester Saraceno at 775.881.7514 or jsaraceno@sierranevada.edu for more information.

April 27, 2013—Patricia Smith

Smith is known for both her poetry and vocal performances. She has performed around the world in such venues as the Poet’s stage in Stockholm, Rotterdam’s Poetry International Festival, Aran Islands International Poetry and Prose Festival, and Carnegie Hall. Smith is a professor of English at CUNY/College of Staten Island and a faculty member of the SNC/MFA program in Creative Writing. In 2006, she was inducted into the International Literary Hall of Fame for Writers of African Descent. Her most recent book is “Shoulda Been Jimmi Savannah”

  • Four National Poetry Slam individual championship titles
  • “Blood Dazzler” NPR top books of 2008, finalist for 2008 National Book Award
  • National Poetry Series winner, “Teahouse of the Almighty”
  • Pushcart Prize for “The Way Pilots Walk”
  • 2007 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award and Paterson Poetry Prize winner; Close to Death (Zoland Books), Big Towns, Big Talk (Zoland) and Life According to Motown (Tia Chucha)
  • Workshop: Saturday, April 27 | 2-5pm
  • Reading: Saturday, April 27 | 7-9pm


April 27, 2013
2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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June Sylvester Saraceno