Tuesday, March 8 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Graves Hall, 112 Winants Auditorium and Gallery
263 College Avenue, Holland, MI 49423-3646
The Jack Ridl Visiting Writers Series presents GLCA first-book award winners poet Marianne Chan and novelist Gabriel Bump. The event will begin at 7 p.m. and be followed by a Q&A. The authors' books will be available for purchase.
Marianne Chan grew up in Stuttgart, Germany, and Lansing, Michigan. After she earned her B.A. in English from Michigan State University, she went on to study poetry at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she earned her MFA. Marianne is the author of All Heathens, which was the winner of the 2021 GLCA New Writers Award in Poetry and the 2021 Ohioana Book Award in Poetry. She lives in Cincinnati with her family and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in English & Creative Writing at the University of Cincinnati.
Gabriel Bump grew up in South Shore, Chicago. He received his MFA in fiction from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His debut novel, Everywhere You Don't Belong, was a New York Times Notable Book of 2020 and has won the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence, the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award for Fiction, the Heartland Booksellers Award for Fiction, and the Black Caucus of the American Library Association's First Novelist Award. Bump teaches at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.