Literati Reading Programs

by Accomplished Authors
Free and Open to the Public

This free series is hosted in partnership by the Binghamton Center for
Writers at Binghamton University and The Broome County Arts
Council. Further support is given by The University Research Foundation, the Creative Writing Program, Office of the Dean of Harpur College and the English Department.

For information email: Macaulay Glynn.

2018-19 Programs

Friday, September 21, 2018

7:00pm The Phelps Mansion

191 Court Street, Binghamton

Jen Degregorio headshot

Jen DeGregorio’s poetry and prose has appeared in Apogee online, The Baltimore Review, The Collagist, Muzzle, PANK, The Rumpus, The Smart Set, Third Coast, Spoon River Poetry Review, WSQ (Women’s Studies Quarterly), and elsewhere. She has won awards from the Bread Loaf Writers Conference and Hunter College, City University of New York, where she received her MFA. She’s taught writing, literature, and arts courses at colleges in New Jersey and New York and is currently a PhD student in English at Binghamton University, where she is a graduate fellow with the Human Rights Institute and an instructor with the Binghamton Poetry Project.

Amanda Bradley headshot

Amanda J. Bradley is the author of three books of poems: Queen Kong (2017), Oz at Night (2011), and Hints and Allegations (2009). She has published poetry and essays in many journals including Paterson Literary Review, Skidrow Penthouse, Kin Poetry Journal, Rattle, The New York Quarterly, and Poetry Bay. Amanda is a graduate of the MFA program at The New School, and she holds a PhD in English and American Literature from Washington University in St. Louis. She is an Assistant Professor at Keystone College outside of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Student Benefits – Participation

The program gives students a chance to listen to and engage with established authors, as well as Binghamton University graduate students, who may serve as mentors to the community through other Binghamton University programs, such as the free poetry workshops offered by the Binghamton Poetry Project at the Broome County Public Library and Endicott High School. The free public reading allows students to listen to literature from the authors themselves. The following discussion allows students to ask questions about the content and craft of literature as well as the author’s inspiration, practices, and experiences writing. Students can also benefit from integrating a live reading into their experience of reading a novel or studying a poet in school. This is one way to incorporate the event into your classroom experience. Students may write reviews, reflections, or reports about the event. Students may even cover the event for their school paper or host the event at the end of an extra curricular book club. It is also a good opportunity for students and their families to experience literature together, as the Literati Readings are all free and open to the public.

For information on how to incorporate the Literati Reading Series in academic curriculums email: Binghamton Poetry Project.