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Please join the department of English and Creative Writing for readings by Katie Crouch and Matthew Olzmann.
The English and Creative Writing Department warmly invites you to the Cleopatra Mathis Poetry and Prose Series on Thursday, February 24, 2022, with readings from Katie Crouch and Matthew Olzmann. The event will start at 4:45pm in Sanborn Library (view on campus map).
Masks are required regardless of vaccination status. We encourage wearing an N95, KN95, or well-fitting surgical mask. In accordance with Dartmouth event policy, all attendees are required upon arrival at the Sanborn Library to: present their Dartmouth ID OR show proof of vaccination OR show a negative PCR covid test via the bindle app.
Katie Crouch is the author of Embassy Wife, deemed by the New York Times as "a sharply observed satire of the white-savior complex and the poisonous legacy of colonialism." Embassy Wife has been optioned by two studios for adaptation into a streaming series and has been nominated for a Joyce Carol Oates Prize. She is also the author of the New York bestseller, Girls in Trucks and the novels Men and Dogs and Abroad. National Book Award finalist Lauren Groff says of her writing: "Katie Crouch had some sharp, urgent and intricate things to say about colonization and race, privilege and power." Professor Crouch has written essays for The New York Times, Slate, Salon, and Tin House, and has been awarded fellowships from Columbia University, the MacDowell Colony, and the South Carolina Fiction Project. She teaches creative writing here at Dartmouth, where her top focus is helping each student find their individual voice. A native of South Carolina, Professor Crouch currently lives in Norwich with Professor Peter Orner and her two children.
Matthew Olzmann is the author of Constellation Route as well as two previous collections of poetry: Mezzanines and Contradictions in the Design. A recipient of fellowships from Kundiman, MacDowell, and the National Endowment for the Arts, Olzmann's poems have appeared in the New York Times, Best American Poetry, the Pushcart Prizes, Kenyon Review, and elsewhere. He is a Senior Lecturer of Creative Writing at Dartmouth College and also teaches in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.
Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.