Engleman Hall - Room D253
Melissa Scholes Young and Greg Antonini read fiction and poetry.
Melissa Scholes Young is the author of Flood, "the novel Mark Twain would have written if Becky Thatcher had gone home for her high school reunion and found Tom Sawyer." Young was born and raised in Hannibal, Missouri, and still proudly claims it as her hometown. Her writing has appeared in the Atlantic, Washington Post, Narrative, Ploughshares, Poets & Writers, and other literary journals. She teaches at American University in Washington, D.C. www.melissascholesyoung.com.
Greg Antonini grew up in Milford, Connecticut, and learned to write poetry at Southern Connecticut State University (which he attended twice). He was named a 2004 Student Poet by the CT Poetry Society and read at several Connecticut schools including Yale, Trinity, Wesleyan and Southern. He has won the Leo Connellan Poetry Prize, the Eve Cummings Prize for Poetry, and the John Holmes Award from the New England Poetry Society, as well as two second place finishes for the Al Savard Memorial Poetry Prize in 2004 and the Connecticut Poetry Prize in 2015. His first book of poetry, Speaking in Hands, was published by Flying Horse Press in 2017. A second is in the works.
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