A Reading with Mary Szybist
Wednesday, February 11 | 6:30 p.m.
Seattle Pacific Art Center Gallery
3 West Cremona, Seattle 98119
Join Mary Szybist, award-winning poet, for the Fan Mayhall Gates Literary Reading at Seattle Pacific University.
Mary Szybist is most recently the author of Incarnadine, winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Poetry. Her work has appeared in such publications as Best American Poetry, The Kenyon Review, Poetry, Ploughshares, and two Pushcart Prize anthologies. Her first book, Granted, won the 2004 GLCA New Writers Award and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. She is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rona Jaffe Foundation, the Witter Bynner Foundation in conjunction with the Library of Congress, and the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center.
A native of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, she now lives in Portland, Oregon, where she is an associate professor of English at Lewis & Clark College.
SPU faculty and students established the Fan Gates reading series in 1999 to honor this well-loved professor and colleague after her retirement from the English dept. after 36 years. Funded by the Fan Mayhall Gates Literary Reading Series Endowment, the annual event is intended to bring prominent writers to campus.
This event is free and open to the public.
For more information, call (206) 281-2988.