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Mary Jean Corbett, University Distinguished Professor of English, Miami University (Ohio)
Thursday, September 20
5pm
Tucker Hall

Professor Corbett’s research interests include nineteenth-century English and Irish writing, feminist and postcolonial theory, and women’s writing. She will deliver the Sara and Jess Cloud Distinguished Lecture.

    Patrick Hayes Writers Series Welcomes Lorrie Moore
    Wednesday, September 26
    7pm
    Tucker Hall

    Lorrie Moore is a noted writer of novels, short stories, children’s books and essays. She was elected to the American Academy of Arts & Letters in 2006. Her latest book, an anthology of essays, is entitled See What Can Be Done (Knopf, 2018). 

      Patrick Hayes Writers Series Welcomes Professor Elizabeth Spires
      Thursday, October 11
      5pm
      Tucker Hall

      Elizabeth Spires, Co-Director of the Kratz Center for Creative Writing and Professor of English, holds Goucher’s Chair for Distinguished Achievement. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, American Poetry Review and other magazines and anthologies. 

        Inaugural Sara E. Nance Lecture by Professor Deborah Morse
        Thursday, October 18
        5pm
        Tucker Hall

        Deborah Morse is the Sara E. Nance Professor of English. She specializes in Victorian studies, English novel, the animal in Victorian literature, feminist studies. She will give the inaugural Sara E. Nance lecture.

          Novelist Jenny Offill at the Patrick Hayes Writers Series
          Wednesday, February 6
          5pm
          Tucker Hall

          Jenny Offill's first novel Last Things was a finalist for the L.A. Times First Book Award. Her second novel, Dept. of Speculation has been shortlisted for several prizes and awards, including the L.A. Times Fiction Award.

            Poet Patricia Smith at the Patrick Hayes Writers Series
            Thursday, March 28
            5pm
            Tucker Hall

            Ms. Smith has been called “a testament to the power of words to change lives.” Her work has appeared in Poetry magazine, the Paris Review, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and others.