The Hope College Visiting Writers Series will feature readings by Conrad Hilberry, Arnie Sabatelli and Sue William Silverman on Saturday, April 8, at 7 p.m. in the Maas Center.
The public is invited. Admission is free.
Hilberry is the author of several volumes of
poetry. His book "Sorting the Smoke: New and Selected
Poems" (University of Iowa Press) received the Iowa Prize in
1990. He recently published "Player Piano" (LSU Press), and
is awaiting the 2000 release of the anthology "New Poems
from the Third Coast: Contemporary Michigan Poetry," which
he edited with Michael Delp and Josie Kerns.
He lives in Kalamazoo, and taught at Kalamazoo
College for 36 years.
Sabatelli writes fiction and nonfiction. His work
has appeared in a wide range of publications, including
"Ploughshares," "The Mississippi Review," "Other Voices,"
"North Dakota Quarterly" and "American Baby." He is working
on a second collection of essays on fly-fishing as well as
essays based on the joys and wonders of fatherhood.
He is a visiting professor of communications at
Grand Valley State University.
Silverman won the 1996 Associated Writing Programs
Award Series in Creative Nonfiction for her memoir "Because
I Remember Terror, Father, I Remember You" (University of
Georgia Press). She is a professional speaker on the
subjects of incest and child abuse.
She is the associate editor of "Fourth Genre:
Explorations in Nonfiction."
The reading will cap a full day on campus for
Hilberry, Sabatelli and Silverman. They will also be
serving as mentors during a writing workshop for Hope
The Maas Center is located on Columbia Avenue at
11th Street. Books by the authors are available in the
college's Hope-Geneva Bookstore and at area book sellers.
The Visiting Writers Series will conclude its
1999-2000 season with a reading on Monday, April 17, by
Susan Atefat Peckham and Luis Rodriguez.