Please join us on Tuesday May 17th for a reading by this year’s George Bennett Fellow Kim Coleman Foote.
Kim Coleman Foote grew up in New Jersey, where she started writing at the age of seven(ish). Her fiction has appeared most recently in Iron Horse Literary Review, Ecotone, The Rumpus, Green Mountains Review, and Prairie Schooner. Major honors include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, the Center for Fiction, MacDowell, and Fulbright. She is currently working on a story collection fictionalizing her family’s experience of the Great Migration and a novel about Ghana and the trans-Atlantic slave trade. She received an MFA in creative writing from Chicago State University.
The George Bennett Fellowship was established by Elias B.M. Kulukundis ’55 in honor of PEA English Instructor George Bennett. The one-year fellowship has provided writers “of outstanding promise” with the support they need to pursue their craft.
The reading will be held in the Library’s Rockefeller Hall from 7:00 – 8:00pm and is open to PEA community members. A reception will follow the event.
Please join us for this year’s Younger Lamont Poets event on Tuesday May 10th at 7pm in the Library’s Rockefeller Hall. The Lamont Younger Poets Prize winners will be joined by Visiting Poet Sandra Lim.
2022 Lamont Younger Poets Prize Winners
- Elizabeth Catizone ’24
- Ava Spaulding ’25
- Ariana Thornton ’24
- Pranavi Vedula ’25
About Visiting Poet Sandra Lim
Dr. Sandra Lim is the author of three books of poetry: The Curious Thing (2021); The Wilderness (2014), winner of the Barnard Women Poets Prize, selected by Louise Glück; and Loveliest Grotesque (2006). Her work has appeared in a range of magazines and literary journals, including The New York Review of Books, Poetry, The New Republic, The Baffler, The Yale Review, and The New York Times Magazine, among others.
Sandra’s honors include a 2021 Guggenheim Fellowship, an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature, the Levis Reading Prize for The Wilderness, a Pushcart Prize, as well as residency fellowships from MacDowell, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Getty Foundation.
This event is open to members of the PEA community. A reception will follow the event.