Donika Kelly and Salvatore Scibona
Writers Reading—Summer 2018
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | Donika Kelly and Salvatore Scibona will read as part of the Writers Reading Series.
Donika Kelly is the author of Bestiary (Graywolf 2016), winner of the 2015 Cave Canem Poetry Prize and the 2017 Hurston/Write Legacy Award for Poetry, long listed for the National Book Award (2016), and a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award (2017). Kelly is a Cave Canem Graduate Fellow, a finalist for the 2018 Kate Tufts Discovery Prize, and recipient of a fellowship to the Fine Arts Work Center. She received her MFA in Writing from the Michener Center for Writers and a Ph.D. in English from Vanderbilt University. She is an Assistant Professor at St. Bonaventure University, where she teaches creative writing.
Salvatore Scibona's first novel, The End, was a finalist for the National Book Award and winner of the Young Lions Fiction Award. He has won fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and the Guggenheim Foundation, as well as a Whiting Writer's Award. His short fiction has appeared in the New Yorker, A Public Space, and Harper's, and has won a Pushcart Prize and an O. Henry Award. In 2010 the New Yorker named him one of its "20 Under 40" writers to watch. He is the Sue Ann and John Weinberg Director of the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library. His new novel, The Volunteer, will be published in 2019 by Penguin Press.