4/11/2022 COVID Update: The State of Maine no longer requires masking or proof of vaccination to attend any public events, but individual venues are free to do so. For the latest information, visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention or the State of Maine’s COVID site.

Visiting Writer Ana Menéndez

Robinson Room, Miller Library, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville, ME

Ana Menéndez, the Kristina Stahl Writer-in-Residence for 2019-20, has published four books of fiction: Adios, Happy Homeland!, The Last War, Loving Che, and In Cuba I Was a German Shepherd, whose title story won a Pushcart Prize. She has worked as a journalist in the U.S. and abroad, lastly as a prize-winning columnist for the Miami Herald. As a reporter, […]

Free

Visiting Writer Lillian-Yvonne Bertram

Robinson Room, Miller Library, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville, ME

Lillian Yvonne-Bertram is an assistant professor in the Department of English at the University of Massachusetts-Boston, where she teaches in the M.F.A. in creative writing program. Her book of computationally mediated poems, Travesty Generator, was published by Noemi Press in December 2019. Yvonne-Bertram was recently named director of the Chautauqua Institution Writers’ Festival.

Free

Visiting Writers Series: Jaed Coffin

Robinson Room, Miller Library, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville, ME

Jaed Coffin is the author of Roughhouse Friday (FSG), a memoir about the year he won the middleweight title of a barroom boxing show in Juneau, Alaska. He’s also the author of A Chant to Soothe Wild Elephants (Da Capo), which chronicles the summer he spent as a Buddhist monk in his mother’s village in Thailand. A regular contributor […]

Free

Foresta Ultra Naturam: Exhausting Translation

Robinson Room, Miller Library, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville, ME

Paul Vangelisti is the author of more than 30 books of poetry, as well as being a noted translator from Italian. In 2010 his translation of Adriano Spatola’s The Position of Things: Collected Poems, 1961-1992 won an Academy of American Poets Prize. From 1971 to 1982 he was coeditor, with John McBride, of the literary […]

Free

Water Rights and Decolonization: A Lecture and Poetry Reading with Craig Santos Perez

Robinson Room, Miller Library, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville, ME

Craig Santos Perez is an award-winning poet and professor of English at the University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa. In his words, “My work is deeply influenced by Chamorro aesthetics in particular, and indigenous aesthetics in general, in which much art, architecture, weaving, tattooing, etc., employ symmetrical and repeating patterns. The same is true for many indigenous […]

Free

Visiting Writers Series: Terrance Hayes

Robinson Room, Miller Library, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville, ME

Terrance Hayes is the author of six books of poetry: American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassins (2018), a finalist for the 2018 National Book Award in Poetry; How to Be Drawn (2015), longlisted for the 2015 National Book Award in Poetry; Lighthead (2010), winner of the 2010 National Book Award in Poetry; Wind in a Box, winner of a […]

Free

Clara Lemlich and the Uprising of the 20,000

Robinson Room, Miller Library, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville, ME

In 1909, Clara Lemlich, a young Jewish refugee from Russia to New York City, sparked the first great women’s strike in American history by speaking uninvited to several thousand teenaged foreign-born sweatshop workers to urge a revolt against intolerable conditions. Over the next three months, Lemlich faced beatings and arrests, but the “Uprising of 20,000” […]

Free

Wesley McNair Remembers Donald Hall and Jane Kenyon

Robinson Room, Miller Library, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville, ME

In honor of National Poetry Month, poet Wesley McNair will offer a recollection of his literary friendship with Donald Hall and Jane Kenyon, which began in the middle 1970s, just after the two moved into their farmhouse in Wilmot, N.H. Interspersing his account with poems and personal anecdotes, McNair will show how he and his […]

Free

Visiting Writers Series: Reading by Chris Castellani

Robinson Room, Miller Library, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville, ME

Christopher Castellani is the author of three novels: All This Talk of Love (2013)—a New York Times Editors’ Choice; A Kiss from Maddalena (2003)—winner of the Massachusetts Book Award; and The Saint of Lost Things (2005)—a BookSense (IndieBound) Notable Book. His book of essays on point of view in fiction, The Art of Perspective: Who Tells the Story, part of Graywolf’s prestigious “Art […]

Free

Memory, Transitional Justice, and Theatre in Post-Dictatorship Argentina

Robinson Room, Miller Library, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville, ME

A prominent scholar of Latinx performance, Dr. Noe Montez is Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies at Tufts University. His research considers how theater, as a site of activism, can produce memory narratives that change the public's reception to governmental policies on human rights violations. […]

Free
Skip to toolbar