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Carolyn Forché


'Poet of witness' Carolyn Forché to read on April 29

The Spring 2021 Zalaznick Reading Series culminates with a reading by poet, memoirist, translator, and human rights advocate Carolyn Forché on Thursday, April 29.
Susan Choi
Heather Weston Susan Choi


Susan Choi MFA ’95, National Book Award winner, to read on April 22

Novelist Susan Choi MFA ’95, whose novel "Trust Fall" won the 2019 National Book Award, will read from her New Yorker story "Flashlight" during a virtual event on April 22.
 Wall of books lit by bare bulbs


‘Writers & Poets’ faculty reading series begins Nov. 30

The final weeks of the semester will be enlivened by a virtual “Writers & Poets” reading series featuring faculty in the Creative Writing Program in the College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) reading their own works.

Beginning Nov. 30, a video of a professor reading from their own work will be released every other weekday, through Dec. 23.

 Zalaznick series poster


Highly-acclaimed authors visit for 2019 reading series

The Fall 2019 Barbara & David Zalaznick Reading Series features award-winning authors reading from their work. Each reading is followed by a catered reception and book signing; books will be available for purchase courtesy of Buffalo Street Books. The series is sponsored by Cornell’s Creative Writing Program and all events are free and open to the public.

 Poet and writer Claudia Rankine


Spring Zalaznick Reading Series exemplifies range of literary genres

 Viet Thanh Nguyen


Pulitzer Prize Winner Viet Thanh Nguyen speaks Oct. 25

 Marlon James


Man Booker Prize-Winning novelist Marlon James reads Oct. 12

Award-winning novelist and educator Marlon James will read from his work on Oct. 12 at 4:30 p.m. at the Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium in Klarman Hall, as the fourth installment of the Fall 2017 Barbara and David Zalaznick Reading Series.

 Ron Rash


Zalaznick series Includes readings by Quan Barry, Marlon James

Poet and fiction writer Ron Rash kicks off the Fall 2017 Barbara & David Zalaznick Reading Series on Thursday, Sept. 7, 4:30 p.m., at the Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium in Cornell’s Klarman Hall. All events in the Reading Series are free and open to the public.

 Alice Fulton


Renowned local authors launch spring Zalaznick Reading Series

The Richard Cleaveland Memorial Reading features poet and writer Alice Fulton and fiction writer Helena María Viramontes.