Anne Newman Sutton Weeks Poetry Series 2016–2017 Season

Upcoming Events

As always, free readings begin at 7:00 pm and are followed by book signings and receptions (in Foster Faculty Lounge except for the ellipsis debut). For more information, please contact Natasha Sajé, professor of English, at 801.832.2376 or

April 21, 2017

Ellipsis Literature And Art Debut

Dumke "Black Box" Theater, Jewett Center

Westminster's national literary magazine invites a previous contributor for a featured reading at the debut of the new issue. The Weeks Poetry Series and ellipsis…Literature and Art are pleased to join together in the debut of the 2017 issue.

Matthew Gavin Frank

Poetry Series Matthew Gavin Frank

Matthew Gavin Frank is the author of four nonfiction books, including The Mad Feast: An Ecstatic Tour Through America's Food; Preparing the Ghost: An Essay Concerning the Giant Squid and Its First Photographer; and three books of poems: The Morrow Plots, Warranty in Zulu, and Sagittarius Agitprop. He teaches at Northern Michigan University, where he is the Nonfiction/Hybrids Editor of Passages North.

Past Events

Spring Semester Free Poetry Workshop Led By Natalie Scenters-Zapico

Poetry Series Natalie Scenters Zapico

Westminster College continues to offer a small poetry class open to both students and members of the community.

The course meets 4:30&ndsah;7:20 pm on the following Mondays:
January 23, 30; February 6, 13, 20, 27; March 6, 20, 27; April 3, 10, 17, 24; May 1.

Participant registered is closed.

Thursday September 8, 2016

David Nielsen and Orlando White

Gore School of Business Auditorium

Poetry Series David Nielsen

David Nielsen is the author of Unfinished Figures, winner of the 2015 Blue Lynx Prize for Poetry. He is a graduate of Westminster College and holds a PhD from University of Cincinnati.

Poetry Series Orlando White

Orlando White is from Tólikan, Arizona. He is Diné of the Naaneesht’ézhi Tábaahí and born for the Naakai Diné’e. White earned a BFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts and an MFA from Brown University. He is the author ofLETTERRS (2015) and Bone Light (2009), a collection of poems Kazim Ali described as a "careful excavation on language and letters and the physical body". The recipient of a residency from the Lannan Foundation, White teaches at Diné College in Tsaile, Arizona, and in the low-residency MFA program in creative writing at the Institute of American Indian Arts.

Saturday September 24, 2016

Free one day Poetry Workshop with Natalie Scenters-Zapico

Poetry Series Natalie Scenters Zapico

10–1:00 pm

Thursday October 6, 2016

Simeon Berry and Danielle Deulen

Gore School of Business Auditorium

Poetry Series Simeon Berry

Simeon Berry won the 2013 National Poetry Series for his first collection of poetry, Ampersand Revisited, and the 2014 National Poetry Series for his second book of poetry, Monograph. He has been an Associate Editor for Ploughshares and won a Massachusetts Cultural Council Individual Artist Grant. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts, where he manages building contracts for the federal government.

Poetry Series Danielle Cadena Deulen

Danielle Cadena Deulen is a poet and essayist. Her first collection of poems, Lovely Asunder, won the Miller Williams Arkansas Poetry Prize and the Utah Book Award. Her memoir, The Riots, won the AWP Prize in Creative Nonfiction and the GLCA New Writers Award. Her second book of poems, Our Emotions Get Carried Away Beyond Us, won the Barrow Street Book Contest. She lives in Salem, Oregon where she teaches for the English Department of Willamette University. She is also the poetry series editor at Acre Books.

Tuesday February 7, 2017

Catherine Barnett and Natalie Scenters-Zapico

Gore School of Business Auditorium

Poetry Series Catherine Barnett

Catherine Barnett has received a James Laughlin Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Writers' Award, and a Pushcart. The author of two poetry collections, The Game of Boxes and Into Perfect Spheres Such Holes Are Pierced, she teaches in the graduate and undergraduate programs at NYU. She is a visiting professor in the Hunter College MFA program, works as an independent editor, and has degrees from the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College and from Princeton University, where she has taught in the Lewis Center for the Arts.

Poetry Series Natalie Scenters Zapico

Natalie Scenters-Zapico is from the sister cities of El Paso, Texas, U.S.A and Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, México. She is the author of The Verging Cities, which on the 2016 Great Lakes Colleges Association's New Writers Award, the National Association of Chicana/o Studies Tejas Foco Award, and was featured as a top debut of 2015 by Poets and Writers. A CantoMundo fellow, she lives in Salt Lake City and is Westminster's Poet-in-Residence for the 2016–2017 year.

Accessibility Accommodations

Reasonable prior notice is required to arrange accommodation for people with disabilities. Please contact the Arts and Sciences Department at 801.832.2300 if you need this accommodation.

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