Clemson writers to read at public benefit for Upstate food programs
CLEMSON — Some of Clemson University’s most-honored fiction writers and poets will read at Writers’ Harvest, a campus benefit for Loaves & Fishes and Paw Pantry at 6 p.m. Nov. 14 in Lee Hall 2-111.
The list of performers includes Keith Lee Morris, Caroline Young, Will Stockton and Mike Pulley. Faculty will be joined on stage by this year’s winners of the Writers’ Harvest Student Reader Awards.
Writers’ Harvest readings are staged each year during the holiday season by writers and poets throughout the United States. The benefits were first launched by Share Our Strength, a national organization that works hard to make sure no child in America grows up hungry. Writers’ Harvest at Clemson is sponsored by the Pearce Center for Professional Communication and English Majors Organization.
To gain admission to this year’s reading, the writers request a donation of canned goods or cash. Checks made out to Loaves & Fishes Inc. will be accepted.
Lee Hall is located on the Clemson University campus at 323 Fernow St., Clemson, SC 29634.
Keith Lee Morris is author of three novels, “The Greyhound God” (University of Nevada Press, 2003), “The Dart League King” (Tin House Books, 2008) and “Travelers Rest” (Little, Brown and Company, 2016), as well as two collections of short stories, “The Best Seats in the House and Other Stories” (University of Nevada Press, 2004) and “Call It What You Want” (Tin House Books, 2010). He received his Master of Fine Arts in writing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and is a professor in creative writing in the Clemson University English department.
Caroline Young’s first poetry manuscript, “catastrophiliac,” has been a finalist in a number of national competitions. She likes to think about cultural and personal values and the disasters that stir between. Young lives in Athens, Georgia, where she completed her doctorate in English and creative writing at the University of Georgia. She is currently a lecturer at Clemson University and a writing center tutor at Philips State Prison in Buford, Georgia. Her poems have appeared in Omniverse, Carolina Quarterly, Marco Polo and elsewhere.
Will Stockton is an associate professor of English at Clemson. His publications include “Crush” (Punctum Books) and “Gay Boys Write Straight Porn” (Sibling Rivalry Press). His poems have appeared in Adroit, Assaracus, Bloom, Folio and PANK.
Mike Pulley’s poems have appeared most recently in Carolina Quarterly, Cold Mountain Review, Canary, Café Review and The Great American Wise Ass Poetry Anthology (Lamar University Literary Press, 2016). He is a senior lecturer in Clemson’s English department where he teaches advanced writing.