Well-Crafted Reading Series

Featuring poet Anders Carlson-Wee, fiction writer Anessa Ibrahim, and translator Damion Searls

Date & Time:

Monday, April 29, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Free and Open to the Public


Murray-Herrick Campus Center, Room 204

Join us as we offer this event featuring a poet, fiction writer, and translator!

Anders Carlson-Wee is the author of The Low Passions: Poems (W.W. Norton, 2019). His work has appeared in BuzzFeed, Ploughshares, Virginia Quarterly Review, Poetry DailyThe Sun, andmany other places. His debut chapbook, Dynamite, won the Frost Place Chapbook Prize. The recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the McKnight Foundation, the Camargo Foundation, Bread Loaf, Sewanee, and the Napa Valley Writers’ Conference, he is the winner of the 2017 Poetry InternationalPrize. His work has been translated into Chinese. Anders holds an MFA from Vanderbilt University and lives in Minneapolis.

Anessa Ibrahim​ is a fiction writer from Los Angeles. Her writing has appeared in ​American Short Fiction. ​She holds an MFA from the University of Minnesota, and is a recipient of a 2018 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative grant. She is currently working on a novel.

Damion Searls is a translator from German, Norwegian, French, and Dutch and a writer in English. He is the author of a book on Hermann Rorschach and the Rorschach test, and has translated many classic modern writers, including Proust, Rilke, Nietzsche, Walser, Ingeborg Bachmann, Alfred Döblin, Jon Fosse, Elfriede Jelinek, and Nescio, edited a new abridged edition of Thoreau's Journal, and produced a lost work of Melville's.

Searls grew up in New York City, studied German philosophy at Harvard and American literature at UC Berkeley, and has received writing and translating awards from PEN America, PEN Center USA, the Netherland America Foundation, the University of California, and the Austrian, Belgian, and Dutch governments. He lives with his wife and son in Brooklyn.

Books will be available for sale at this event (cash or check; sorry, no credit cards accepted).

To make an accessibility request, call Disability Resources at (651) 962-6315.