Writers Series

2022-2023

 

Kate Gale

 

 

Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022
5 p.m.
210 Hamilton Smith Hall

Kate Gale

Kate Gale is the author of the forthcoming The Loneliest Girl from the University of New Mexico Press and of seven books of poetry including The Goldilocks Zone from the University of New Mexico Press in 2014, and Echo Light from Red Mountain in 2014 and six librettos including Rio de Sangre, a libretto for an opera with composer Don Davis, which had its world premiere October 2010 at the Florentine Opera in Milwaukee. Kate is also the co-founder and Managing Editor of Red Hen Press, and Editor of the Los Angeles Review.

 


 

Rachael Cerrotti

 

Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022
5 p.m.
205 Hamilton Smith Hall

Rachael Cerrotti

Rachael Cerrotti is an award-winning author, educator and documentary storyteller. In 2019, Rachael released her first podcast — We Share The Same Sky. It was the first-ever narrative podcast based on a Holocaust survivor’s testimony and tells the story of her decadelong journey to retrace her grandmother’s war story. Her critically-acclaimed debut memoir, also titled We Share The Same Sky, was released in August 2021.

After the sudden loss of her young husband in 2016, Rachael began Welcome to Widowhood, an ongoing portrait series that tells the stories of women under 40 who have lost their partners. She continues to tell her own grief story on Instagram with #nowawidowstillawife and photographs individuals navigating life in the wake of tragic change.

Rachael’s work has been published and featured by NPR, PRI’s The World, GBH, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, and various other publications.
https://www.rachaelcerrotti.com/contact

 


 

Olena Kalytiak Davis

 

 

Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022
5 p.m.
210 Hamilton Smith Hall

Olena Kalytiak Davis

Olena Kalytiak Davis, a first-generation Ukrainian-American, was born and raised in Detroit, and educated at Wayne State University, the University of Michigan Law School, and Vermont College. This is her fourth full length collection. Her first book, And Her Soul Out Of Nothing (University of Wisconsin Press 1997), received the Brittingham Prize. Kalytiak Davis’s honors also include a Rona Jaffe Award, a Pushcart Prize, and a Guggenheim. Kalytiak Davis lives in Anchorage and Brooklyn.

                     


 

Katie Crouch

 

 

Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023
5 p.m.
210 Hamilton Smith Hall

Katie Crouch

Katie Crouch is the author of Embassy Wife, nominated for a Joyce Carol Oates Prize deemed by the New York Times as “a sharply observed satire of the white-savior complex and the poisonous legacy of colonialism.” She is also the author of the New York Times bestseller, Girls in Trucks and the novels Men and Dogs and Abroad. Professor Crouch has written essays for The New York Times, Slate, Salon, and Tin House, and has been awarded fellowships from Columbia University and the MacDowell Colony. She teaches Creative Writing at Dartmouth College and lives in Norwich, Vermont.


 

Maggie Doherty

 

 

Thursday, March 2, 2023
5 p.m.
210 Hamilton Smith Hall

Maggie Doherty

Maggie Doherty writes literary criticism, reviews, essays, and the occasional reported feature or profile. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, the New York Review of Books, and the Nation, among other publications. 

The Equivalents, her first book, was published in May 2020. It's about a group of women artists and writers who came together at the Radcliffe Institute in the early 1960s. The book describes their creative lives and artistic collaborations and how these things shaped and were shaped by the women's liberation movement. You can read more here

 


 

Dorothea Lasky

 

Thursday April 6, 2023
5 p.m.
210 Hamilton Smith Hall

Dorothea Lasky

Dorothea Lasky is the author of five full-length collections of poetry: Milk (Wave Books, 2018), Rome (Liveright/W.W. Norton, 2014), Thunderbird (Wave Books, 2012), Black Life (Wave Books, 2010), and AWE (Wave Books, 2007). Her essay collection, Animal, was published by Wave Books in October, 2019. Her poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Gulf Coast, POETRY, The New Yorker, Tin House, and The Paris Review, among other places.


 

The UNH Writers Series is made possible through the support of the MacArthur/Simic and Edmund G. Miller Funds, Susan Mercandetti,  and the Ben and Zelma Dorson Family Charitable Foundation. 

Please contact the UNH English Department for more information about this year's speakers, or with questions about speakers we have brought to campus in previous years. Phone: (603) 862-1313