Kayleb Rae Candrilli, 2023-24 Walton Visiting Writer in Poetry, to Read in Fayetteville

Kayleb Rae Candrilli
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Kayleb Rae Candrilli

The U of A Program in Creative Writing and Translation in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences is proud to welcome poet Kayleb Rae Candrilli as its 2023-24 Walton Visiting Writer in Poetry.

Candrilli will read from their work at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, in the Home Economics Auditorium (HOEC 0102) on campus. The event is free and open to the public, and a book signing with Candrilli will follow the reading. Masks are encouraged.

Candrilli is the recipient of a Whiting Award, a PEW fellowship and of a fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts. They are the author of Water I Won't TouchAll the Gay Saints and What Runs Over. They live in Philadelphia with their partner.

Each year, the Walton Visiting Writers series in the Program in Creative Writing and Translation brings esteemed authors in poetry, fiction and literary translation to the U of A to give free public readings and to work with graduate students in the creative writing M.F.A. program.

Past Walton Visiting Writers include Robin Becker, Idra Novey, Kate Briggs, Brandon Hobson, Rachel Mennies, Patrick Cottrell and Sarah Gerard.

This event is made possible by the Program in Creative Writing and Translation, the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of English, the Walton Family Foundation and the James E. and Ellen Wadley Roper Professorship in Creative Writing.  


Jane V. Blunschi, assistant director, M.F.A. Program in Creative Writing and Translation
Department of English
479-575-4301, mfa@uark.edu


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