Writers Series: Steve Almond and January Gill O'Neil
October 18, 2012
Steve Almond is the author of 10 books of fiction and non-fiction, three of which he published himself. His memoir Candyfreak was a New York Times bestseller and was named the Booksense Adult Nonfiction Book of the Year. His short stories have appeared in the Best American and Pushcart anthologies. His most recent collection, God Bless America, was short-listed for The Story Prize. He is a regular contributor to the literary website The Rumpus. His journalism has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, GQ, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, and elsewhere.
January Gill O’Neil is the author of Underlife (CavanKerry Press, December 2009), and a forthcoming collection, Misery Islands (CavanKerry Press, fall 2014). She is the executive director of the Massachusetts Poetry Festival and an assistant professor of English at Salem State University.
January's poems and articles have appeared in Ploughshares, North American Review, The MOM Egg, Ouroboros Review, Drunken Boat, Crab Orchard Review, Literary Mama, Seattle Review, and Cave Canem anthologies II and IV, among others. Underlife was a finalist for ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Award, and the 2010 Paterson Poetry Prize. In 2010 she was featured in Poets & Writers magazine’s Inspiration issue as one of its 12 debut poets. Her poem, “Chocolate,” was nominated for a 2011 Pushcart Prize.
Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Room, Ellison Campus Center