Texas Tech University


April 2023 Guest Authors

We have two amazing authors joining us for this month's Creative Writing Reading Series! Dates, times, and short summaries are listed below. For full details, pelase visit the Reading Series page.


Sidik Fofana: April 11th at 7:30 PM in ENGL/PHIL 001

Sidik Fofana is a graduate of NYU's MFA program and a public school teacher in Brooklyn. His work has appeared in the Sewanee Review and Granta. He was also named a fellow at the Center for Fiction in 2018. Stories from the Tenants Downstairs, his debut short story collection composed of eight narratives about residents of a fictional building in Harlem, was published by Scribner in August 2022.


Lindsey Drager: April 27th at 7:30 PM in ENGL/PHIL 001

Lindsey Drager is the author of The Sorrow Proper, recipient of the 2016 Binghamton University/John Gardner Fiction Award; The Lost Daughter Collective, winner of the 2017 Shirley Jackson Award for novella and finalist for a 2018 Lambda Literary Award; and The Archive of Alternate Endings, a series of queer retellings of the Hansel and Gretel narrative that span a millennium told in 75-year increments that correspond with Earth's visits by Halley's Comet.

Comparative Literature Symposium

Please come and join us at the 2023 TTU Comparative Literature Symposium on “Pandemic, Environment, and Life Writing.” It will be held in the English/Philosophy Building on April 21-22. We will not only explore life narratives in different aesthetic forms and representational modes but also historicize and theorize life writing in relation to geopolitics, ethics of science, trauma theories, racial and gender performance discourses, and environmental studies.