Writers Read Author Series 2019-20

Writers Read, sponsored by the Language and Literature Department, is a special event featuring authors who read from and comment on their work. Dates, times, costs and locations are indicated below (map of EMU campus , Lehman Auditorium, Common Grounds, Campus Center).

Todd Davis

Sept. 26, 2019 – Poet Todd Davis, 6:30 p.m., Common Grounds, donations accepted

In [Native Species], Todd Davis, who Harvard Review declares is “unflinchingly candid and enduringly compassionate,” confesses that “it’s hard to hide my love for the pleasures of the earth.” In poems both achingly real and stunningly new, he ushers the reader into a consideration of the green world and our uncertain place in it. - Amazon

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Faith Eidse

Oct. 12, 2019 - Author Faith Eidse '79, 8 p.m., Common Grounds, donations accepted

At a critical time for families in detention, Eidse is raising her voice for restorative justice, which seeks to meet the needs of all parties involved in a crime—victims, offenders, and communities. This interest in a higher form of justice was fostered by her studies at EMU during the late 70s. Dedicated to the women inside, Healing Falls “explores critical issues facing the American justice system, as well as the power of faith and artistic expression to transform lives,” wrote author Donna Meredith.

Lauren Alleyne

Feb. 6, 2020 – Poet Lauren Alleyne, 6:30 p.m., Common Grounds, donations accepted

“In exquisitely crafted poems of heart-accelerating candor and clarity, Lauren K. Alleyne says to all the black bodies slain by hatred and militarized fear, ‘Nothing I say will save you, but how can I say nothing?’ Honeyfish is an elegy for all the countless lost, and a praise song for the many black lives that persist in their wish to give and receive love.” - Amazon

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