Two Readings and an Open Mic

25 Feb

The Writing Center is excited about two authors visiting RISD campus next week. Take a look at these events and mark your calendars for literary inspiration.


David Shields Reading & Talk
Monday, March 4 • 7:00pm • Tap Room
Shields is the author of fourteen books and the recipient of numerous literary awards and accolades. He is a graduate of Brown University and the Milliman Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at the University of Washington. Join us for a sneak peak at David Shields’s forthcoming book, How Literature Saved My Life, in a reading from the author himself. Shields will also discuss his techniques of literary appropriation and collage.


Afton Wilky Reading & Open Mic
Wednesday, March 6 • 7-8pm • Old Library

Former RISD student Afton Wilky (BFA Painting 05) is a multi-disciplinary artist whose fascination with book structures has been central not only in her book arts practice, but also in her co-organization of the New Delta Review‘s first annual chapbook series, where she was also the Poetry Editor. Afton’s work can be found in journals such as Black Warrior Review, BlazeVOX, Siren, and Rain Taxi. She is the Managing Editor of The Volta. You can check out Afton’s work in writing here. Afton will read some of her own writing as the opener to a student Open Mic where your peers can share their literary talents. Come listen to fellow RISD writers – and bring something you might like to share.

Both events are funded by the Division of Liberal Arts Humanities Fund, and Afton Wilky’s Open Mic is supported by the RISD Writing Center.

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