The University of Redlands Visiting Writers Series: Amy Gerstler

The Creative Writing Department is pleased to announce its third Visiting Writers Series event of Fall 2012, an evening with poet Amy Gerstler, who will be reading from and discussing her book, Dearest Creature.

Amy Gerstler is a writer of poetry, nonfiction and journalism and the author of twelve books. Her most recent book of poetry, Dearest Creature, was a finalist for an LA Times book award and the Poets Prize, and was named one of the New York Times most notable books of 2009. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Paris Review, American Poetry Review, several volumes of Best American Poetry and The Norton Anthology of Postmodern American Poetry. She was the guest editor of the yearly anthology Best American Poetry in 2010. Her previous twelve books include Ghost Girl, Medicine, Crown of Weeds, which won a California Book Award, Nerve Storm, and Bitter Angel,which won a National Book Critics Circle Award in poetry.

Ms. Gerstler is currently a professor at University of California-Irvine.

Please join us for a reading by Amy Gerstler on Thursday, November 15 at 7:30 in Hall of Letters 100, to be followed by a reception and book signing with the author. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information please contact the Creative Writing Department at 909-748-8260.