This marks the 18th Year of DMACC's Celebration of the Literary Arts
Caitlin Horrocks (above left), author of the novel "The Vexations," is the first to read from her works at this year's event.
The Vexations by Horrocks was named one of the Ten Best Books of 2019 by the Wall Street Journal.
Kate Wisel (above right), author of "Driving in Cars with Homeless Men," will also read from her works.
annual Celebration of Literary Arts will be held virtually this year
and span 10 weeks compared to the three-day celebration held in previous
years. Local and national authors will read from their works virtually
via Zoom meetings, with one or two authors reading during a one-hour
time frame each week.
This marks the 18th year DMACC has held an
annual Celebration of the Literary Arts. Last year's event was canceled
due to the pandemic.
The first event of the 2021 celebration will be held from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., on Thur., Feb. 18th, when award-winning authors Caitlin Horrocks and Kate Wisel read from their works (register to attend here).
is the author of the novel "The Vexations" (Little, Brown), named one
of the Ten Best Books of 2019 by the Wall Street Journal. Her story
collection "This Is Not Your City" was a New York Times Book
Review Editor's Choice and a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers
selection. Her latest story collection, "Life Among the Terranauts,"
was published by Little, Brown in 2021.
Her stories and
essays appear in The New Yorker, The Best American Short Stories, The
PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories, The Pushcart Prize, The Paris Review, Tin
House, and One Story, as well as other journals and anthologies. Her
awards include the Plimpton Prize and fellowships to the Bread Loaf
Writers' Conference, the Sewanee Writers' Conference and the MacDowell
Horrocks is on the advisory board of the Kenyon Review,
where she recently served as fiction editor. She teaches at Grand Valley
State University and in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson
College. She lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with her family.
is the author of "Driving in Cars with Homeless Men," winner of the
2019 Drue Heinz Literature Prize, selected by Min Jin Lee. Her fiction
has appeared or is forthcoming in publications that include Prairie
Schooner, Gulf Coast, Tin House online, Los Angeles Review, New Ohio
Review, The Best Small Fictions 2019, Redivider (as winner of the Beacon
Street Prize) and elsewhere.
She is the recipient of the “Poetry
on the T" prize and the Marcia Keach Prize. She was a Carol Houck
fiction fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and awarded
scholarships at The Wesleyan Writer's Conference, the Squaw Valley
Writer's Workshop, the Juniper Institute, Writing x Writer's at Tomales
Bay and Methow Valley and elsewhere.
Wisel lives in Chicago where she teaches at Columbia College Chicago and Loyola University.
To attend the readings by Horrocks and Wisel, register here: https://DMACC.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4CoEDlx5RDCyG_F9ufO5BQ.
Zoom meeting is free and open to the public.
For more on DMACC's
Celebration of Literary Arts, contact Ankeny Campus Professor and
Celebration of Literary Arts Coordinator Marc Dickinson at (515)
964-6221 or email@example.com.