Ibis Literary Reading Series 2016-17

The IBIS Literary Reading & Performance Series, sponsored in part by the University of Miami’s College of Arts and Sciences and the English Department’s Creative Writing Program features three writers or poets in one evening and is free and open to the public. All readings begin at 7:00PM.
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Thursday, January 26

Reading featuring Susan Muaddi Darraj & Matthew Olzmann

7-8:30 PM     
The Living Room at the Newman Alumni Center

Susan Muaddi Darraj

Susan Muaddi DarrajSusan Muaddi Darraj is the author of The Inheritance of Exile, which was named ForeWord Magazine’s Book of the Year (Short Fiction). Her second book, A Curious Land: Stories from Home, was named winner of the AWP Grace Paley Award for Short Fiction and the Arab American Book Award for Fiction. She is a lecturer at Johns Hopkins University's graduate writing program and a two-time recipient of an Individual Artist Award for her fiction from the Maryland State Arts Council.




Matthew Olzmann

Matthew OlzmannMatthew Olzmann Matthew Olzmann is the author of two collections of poems, Mezzanines, which was selected for the Kundiman Prize, and Contradictions in the Design, which is forthcoming from Alice James Books in November, 2016. He’s received fellowships from Kundiman, the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference and the Kresge Arts Foundation. His work has appeared in Kenyon Review, New England Review, Brevity, Southern Review and elsewhere. He teaches in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.

Thursday, September 15

Reading featuring Holly Iglesias & Jennifer Tseng

Wesley Gallery
1210 Stanford Drive
Coral Gables

Holly Iglesias

Holly IglesiasHolly Iglesias’ work includes two collections of poetry— Angles of Approach (White Pine Press) and Souvenirs of a Shrunken World (Kore Press)—and Boxing Inside the Box: Women’s Prose Poetry (Quale Press). Sleeping Things, her most recent poetry collection, is forthcoming from New Rivers Press. In addition, she has translated the work of Cuban poets Caridad Atencio and Nicolás Padrón. She holds a Ph.D. from Florida State University in Interdisciplinary Humanities and an M.A. from University of Miami in History. She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the North Carolina Arts Council, the Edward Albee Foundation, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Iglesias’ recent return to Miami follows eight years on the faculty of the University of North Carolina-Asheville, where she taught in the Master of Liberal Arts Program and in the English Department.

Jennifer Tseng

Jennifer TsengJennifer Tseng’s first book The Man with My Face won the Asian American Writers’ Workshop’s National Poetry Manuscript Competition and a PEN American Center Open Book Award. Winner of the Marick Press Poetry Prize, her second book Red Flower, White Flower, features Chinese translations by Mengying Han and Aaron Crippen. Her novel, Mayumi and the Sea of Happiness (Europa Editions 2015), was a finalist for the PEN Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction and for the New England Book Award. Tseng teaches poetry and fiction for the Fine Arts Work Center’s online writing program, 24PearlSt.