Raymond Carver Reading Series continues with novelist Alexander Chee

Feb 15, 2017

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A photo of a man with dark buzzed hair, a brown-and-white beard and mustache, and hazel eyes, wearing a blue collared shirt and dark blazer and standing in front of shadowed books.

The 2016-17 Raymond Carver Reading Series continues on Wednesday, Feb. 15, with Alexander Chee, the Spring 2017 Don McNaughton Reader in the College of Arts and Sciences. He will participate in a Q&A at 3:45 p.m. and will read from his work at 5:30 p.m., with both activities taking place in Gifford Auditorium.

Chee wrote the novels Edinburgh (Picador, 2002) and The Queen of the Night (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016). He is a contributing editor at The New Republic and an editor at large at VQR. His essays and stories have appeared on NPR and in Guernica, The New York Times Book Review, Out, Slate and Tin House.

Chee is the recipient of a 2003 Whiting Award, a 2004 NEA Fellowship in prose and a 2010 MCCA Fellowship, and residency fellowships from Amtrak, Civitella Ranieri, the MacDowell Colony and the VCCA.

He has taught writing at Amherst College, Columbia University, Sarah Lawrence College, the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and the University of Texas–Austin and Wesleyan University, and is currently teaching at Dartmouth College.

The Raymond Carver Reading Series is presented by the M.F.A. program in Creative Writing in the Department of English in the College of Arts and Sciences. The events are free and open to the public. Parking is available in Syracuse University pay lots.


Raymond Carver Reading Series continues with novelist Alexander Chee
Feb 15, 2017
Chee, Spring 2017 Don McNaughton Reader in the College of Arts and Sciences, visits Wednesday, February 15.
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Henderson, our Spring 2017 Visiting Writer, visits campus on Wednesday, February 1.
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