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Geneseo Literary Forum 2015-2016

John Gallaher (Mon. Sept. 21st, 2015)

For more information about John Gallaher, visit the Poetry Foundation website.

 John Gallaher


Karen Russell (Weds. Oct. 14th, 2015)

Karen Russell read from her recent short-story collection, Vampires in the Lemon Grove (Knopf Doubleday, 2014). As Michiko Kakutani, New York Times critic, writes, “Russell deftly combines elements of the weird and supernatural with acute psychological realism; elements of the gothic with dry, contemporary humor.” Her work has been likened to George Saunders, Saki, Stephen King, Carson McCullers and Joy Williams. Russell, a native of Miami, won the 2012 National Magazine Award for fiction, and her first novel, Swamplandia! (2011), was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. She is a graduate of the Columbia MFA program, a 2011 Guggenheim Fellow, and a 2012 Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin. She lives in Oregon.

For more information on Karen Russell, visit the Penguin Random House website.

Karen Russell


Carey McHugh (Mon. Dec. 7th, 2015) 

For more information about Carey McHugh, visit Columbia University's website.

Carey McHugh


Leslie Pietrzyk (Mon. Feb. 22nd, 2016) 

For more information on Leslie Pietrzyk, visit John Hopkins University's website.

Leslie Pietrzyk


Sonja Livingston (Mon. March 7th, 2016)

For more information, visit Sonja Livingston's personal website.

Sonja Livingston