Fall Visiting Writers Series Concludes With Poet Caryl Pagel

Nebraska Wesleyan University's Fall Visiting Writers Series will conclude Thursday, November 15 with poet and essayist Caryl Pagel.  

Pagel is the author of Experiments I Should Like Tried At My Own Death, a collection of poetry published by Factory Hollow Press. Pagel’s poems and essays have appeared in AGNI, Denver Quarterly, Devil’s Lake, Jacket2, and Thermos. She is the co-founder and editor of Rescue Press, a poetry editor at jubilat, and the curator of The Eleventh Hour Lecture Series at the Iowa Summer Writing Festival. Her reading begins at 6 p.m. in Elder Gallery, located in the Rogers Center for Fine Art, 50th Street and Huntington Ave.

The writers series kicked off October 9. The series included:

LIN Chun Ying of Taiwan — a fiction writer and author of an essay collection and seven short story collections, including The Longest Summer, A Burning Notebook, and The Garden of Mirrors. His novel The Nostalgia That Dare Not Speak Its Name received the 2012 Taipei International Book Exhibition Prize.

CHAN Chi Tak — a poet and essayist from Hong Kong where he is an assistant professor at the Hong Kong Institute of Education. He has three books of poetry including Life in Mono, Lo-fi Sound, and To Hell With the Market. His work has twice won the Recommendation Prize for Chinese Literature at Hong Kong Biennial Awards and four times the Award for Creative Writing in Chinese.

Stephanie YE — a fiction writer from Singapore who has been published in journals such as the Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, Mascara Literary Review, and Sci-Fi Short Story Magazine. Her first solo publication is a chapbook titled The Billion Shop, published by Math Paper Press in 2012.

Lysley Tenorio — author of the story collection Monstress. His stories have appeared in The Atlantic, Zoetrope: All-Story, Ploughshares, Manoa, The Chicago Tribune, and The Best New American Voices and Pushcart Prize anthologies. Tenorio has received many honors including a Whiting Writer’s Award, the Nelson Algren Award for Short Fiction, and fellowships from the University of Wisconsin, the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and the National Endowment for the Arts. He is an associate professor at Saint Mary’s College of California. 

All Visiting Writers Series events are free and open to the public. The spring Visiting Writers Series schedule will be announced soon.

For more information, contact Brad Tice at 402.465.2351 or James Shea at 402.465.2349.

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LIN Chun Ying, fiction writer, Tuesday, Oct. 9
CHAN Chi Tak, poet, essayist, Tuesday, Oct. 9
Stephanie YE, fiction writer, Tuesday, Oct. 9
Lysley Tenorio, American fiction writer, Wednesday, Oct. 24.
Caryl Pagel, poet, essayist, Thursday, Nov. 15.