U. S. Poet Laueate Charles Simic

Charles Simic
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CLEMSON — A reading by U.S. Poet Laureate Charles Simic is the featured event of the ninth annual Clemson Literary Festival April 6-8.

Simic is considered one of America’s most prominent poets writing today. He has won a Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and a MacArthur “genius grant,” along with numerous other accolades. Simic joins 10 other nationally recognized fiction writers, poets and editors who will read their work, participate in panels and roundtable discussions, and engage with students in conversations about writing and publishing.

Events are planned for campus and downtown Clemson locations.

Other featured writers include:

  • Poets Suzanne Buffan, Beth Ann Fennelly, Dan Beachy-Quick, Skrikanth Reddy, G.C. Waldrep and Nate Marshall.
  • Fiction writers Katherine Heiny, Randall Kenan, Mary Miller and Leslie Parry.

Since its inception in 2008, the Clemson Literary Festival has brought more than 100 writers to Clemson for literary events, including five Pulitzer Prize winners. The student-organized festival brings together students, faculty and community residents in a mutual appreciation of the arts.

All events are free and open to the public. Visit the website for more information about the authors and a complete schedule of events.