|Event:||Writers in Conversation in Norwalk|
|Date:||September 28th, 2023.
|Location:||Norwalk Public Library, Norwalk, CT|
|Contact:||Laurel Peterson; firstname.lastname@example.org OR Cynde Lahey: email@example.com |
|Writers in Conversation brings together each month two writers to read from their work, discuss the literary life and answer questions.|
Kevin Pilkington is on the writing faculty at Sarah Lawrence College. He is the author of ten collections: Spare Change was the La Jolla Poets Press National Book Award winner; Getting By won the Ledge chapbook award; In the Eyes of a Dog received the New York Book Festival Award; The Unemployed Man Who Became a Tree was a Milt Kessler Poetry Book Award finalist. His poetry has appeared in many anthologies and he has been nominated for four Pushcarts. He has taught and lectured at numerous colleges and universities including The New School, Manhattanville College, MIT, University of Michigan, Georgia Tech. His debut novel Summer Shares was published in 2012. His collection Where You Want To Be: New and Selected Poems was a 2017 IPPY Award Winner. A new collection entitled Playing Poker With Tennessee Williams was recently published by Black Lawrence Press. His second novel entitled Taking On Secrets was published by Blue Jade Press in September 2022.
Van Hartmann taught English at Manhattanville College for over forty years. In addition to trying to satisfy Calder’s insatiable desire for catching frisbees, he enjoys tennis, kayaking on the Sound, seeing art and theater in New York City, and imbibing the occasional martini. He was born in Ohio, grew up and went to college in California, lived for a couple of years in France, completed a Ph.D. in English in North Carolina, then finally settled in New York/New England. He has published two previous books of poems, Shiva Dancing (Texture Press, 2007) and Riptide (Texture Press, 2016), and a chapbook, Between What Is and What Is Not (The Last Automat Press, 2010), along with poems in a variety of journals. His third book of poems, Afloat, should be available in the fall of 2023.