The Dr. Carl Calendar Visiting Writers Series Presents Cathy Park Hong and francine j. harris

All readings are free and open to the public on Zoom. No reservations or passwords are needed.

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Cathy Park Hong

Bestselling Essayist, Pulitzer Prize Finalist, and one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People of 2021

Tuesday, November 9 at 6:30 pm

Cathy Park Hong’s New York Times bestselling book of creative nonfiction, Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning , was a Pulitzer Prize finalist, won the National Book Critics Circle Award for autobiography, and earned her recognition on TIME’s 100 Most Influential People of 2021 list. She is also the author of three award-winning collections of poetry.Headshot of Cathy Park Hong.

About Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning: “Cathy Park Hong’s brilliant, penetrating, and unforgettable Minor Feelings is what was missing on our shelf of classics…To read this book is to become more human,” – Claudia Rankine, author of Citizen

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francine j. harris

Award-Winning Poet francine j. harris

Wednesday, December 1 at 6:30 pm

francine j. harris’ most recent book of poetry, Here is the Sweet Hand, winner of the 2021 National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry. Her second book, play dead, won a LAMBDA Literary Award, a Publishing Triangle Award, and was nominated for the 2017 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Poetry. Her debut collection, Allegiance, was a finalist for both the Kate Tufts Discovery Award and the PEN Open Book Award.

Headshot of francine harris.

About Here is the Sweet Hand: “Entering mid-career with her extraordinary third book, harris… fully emerges as one of the best and most relevant contemporary poets. She writes with a historical and linguistic reach…She is also in league with some of the great practitioners of poetry that makes no distinction between the personal and the political, such as Gwendolyn Brooks, Robert Hayden, and Adrienne Rich.” – Craig Morgan Teicher

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For more information on the Dr. Carl Calendar Visiting Writers Series, please contact Professor Suzanne Parker, Director of the Creative Writing Program, at sparker@brookdalecc.edu.

These events are sponsored by Student Life & Activities and the Creative Writing Club.