Danielle Chapman to Read!

The University of Connecticut’s Creative Writing Program is pleased to announce that author Danielle Chapman will host a reading of her work for all who are interested on Tuesday, October 27th, 2015. The reading will take place at 6:00 pm in the UConn Co-op in Storrs Center.

Danielle Chapman is well-renowned poet and essayist. She currently lectures in English at Yale University. In the past, Chapman was the Director of Literary Arts and Events for the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs. She served Chicago’s writers, publishers, and literary community during her time there by creating programs for the department. Chapman was also a consulting editor for The Poetry Foundation.

At the reading, Danielle Chapman will debut her work, Delinquent Palaces (2015), her most recent collection. Her work received praise from multiple colleagues. Fellow poet Ange Mlinko calls Chapman’s poetry “brilliant, mysterious, and impetuous in its quest for intensity.”

Chapman’s writing touches on her various topics of interest including faith and cultural criticism through mediums of personal essay, poetry, and memoir.

Chapman’s poetry has been featured in periodicals including The Atlantic MonthlyThe NationPoetry International and The New Yorker.

Danielle currently lives with her husband, Christian Wiman, and their twin daughters in Hamden, Connecticut.

This event is a benefit for the Covenant Soup Kitchen in Willimantic, Connecticut. Heather Clark, Director of the Covenant Soup Kitchen, will attend the reading as a representative of the organization to speak on its behalf.  Audience members are invited to make a donation after the reading.

The Creative Writing Program aims to introduce and engage both undergraduate and graduate students in various writing courses including fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, drama, screenwriting, and more. These courses are offered to students of all majors in order to engage and include all that are interested in joining this growing creative writing community at the University of Connecticut.

The reading, co-sponsored by the UConn Creative Writing Program and the UConn Co-Op, is free and open to the public. The UConn Co-op is located at One Royce Circle, 101 Storrs Center, and can be contacted at 860-486-8525. For more information, please visit the Creative Writing Program’s website at www.creativewriting.uconn.edu.