Our friend Daniel Nester just announced the schedule for the upcoming Frequency North Reading Series 2013 – 2014 season. Once again this year, Daniel has pulled together an amazing list of talented writers to come speak at the College of Saint Rose.
Frequency North, the visiting writers reading series at The College of Saint Rose, returns for its ninth year of readings by today’s most riveting, entertaining and thought-provoking authors and poets.
Season 9 kicks off with a September twofer: the Saint Rose writing faculty will read Thursday, September 12, in celebration of the College’s year-old master of fine arts degree in creative writing; memoirist and novelist Rick Moody reads two weeks later (Thursday, September 26). Poet and Chicano/Latino activist writer Rigoberto González visits Thursday, October 17, as the series holds a National Day on Writing event. A return visit bySparrow on Friday, November 15, caps the first half of the 2013-14 series. The 2014 readings start with a slam Thursday, January 30, with Boston Poetry Slam Team member Jade Sylvan. Award-winning poets and authors Sean Thomas Dougherty and January O’Neill stop by Thursday, March 13. Season 9 wraps up Thursday, April 3, when the series marks National Poetry Month with poet/biographer/illustrator Jonah Winter and Sharon Mesmer.
“This year’s lineup is as aggressively eclectic as ever, yet all the writers have something in common: they’re riveting, thought-provoking, entertaining, and great reminders of the importance of literature in our lives,” said Daniel Nester, associate professor of English and coordinator of the series.
The full schedule of the visiting writers is below. For bios and other information on each event, click on the date link.
All readings are free and open to the public and take place at The College of Saint Rose, Standish Rooms, Events and Athletics Center (Second Floor), 420 Western Ave., Albany with the exception of the November 15 reading.
Thursday, September 12, 2013, 7:30 p.m – Saint Rose Writing Faculty: Kenneth Krauss, Daniel Nester, Hollis Seamon, Rone Shavers and Barbara Ungar
Thursday, September 26, 2013, 7:30 p.m. – Rick Moody
Thursday, October 17, 2013, 7:30 p.m. – Rigoberto González, A National Day on Writing Event
Friday, November 15, 2013, 7:30 p.m. – Sparrow
* Note this reading will take place at the Huether School of Business (Room 100), 994 Madison Ave., Albany
Thursday, January 30, 2014, 7:30 p.m. – Jade Sylvan
Thursday, March 13, 2014, 7:30 p.m. – Sean Thomas Dougherty and January O’Neill
Thursday, April 3, 2014, 7:30 p.m. – Jonah Winter and Sharon Mesmer