When Richard H. Thornton Chair Jer Bryant was looking for nominations for this year’s Thornton Reading series, Dr. Cheryl Coleman knew immediately who she’d like to see on the lineup: Margaret Renkl.
Poet and actor David Mills will read from his latest work, “Boneyarn,” at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7, in Hall Campus Center’s Memorial Ballroom. Admission is free and the public is invited, but face coverings are required.
Terrance Hayes, an award-winning poet and 2014 MacArthur fellow, will read from his work at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, in Sydnor Performance Hall in Schewel Hall at the University of Lynchburg.
The bestselling author Celeste Ng will read from her award-winning novels at the University of Lynchburg at 7:30 p.m. March 20 in the Sydnor Performance Hall, Schewel Hall. The event is free and open to the public, and a book signing will follow. Ng’s novels have attracted a huge number of fans in a relatively […]
University of Lynchburg assistant professor of Spanish and author Dr. Pedro Larrea will read from his work at the first Thornton Reading event of 2019. The reading will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 27, in the Sydnor Performance Hall in Schewel Hall.
Essayist and fiction writer Anne Panning will give a reading from her new memoir, Dragonfly Notes on Distance and Loss, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, October, 16, in the Alumni Lounge at University of Lynchburg. Admission is free and the public is invited.
The novelist Jessie van Eerden will open the University of Lynchburg’s Fall 2018 Thornton Reading series at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, September 27, in Schewel Hall’s Sydnor Performance Hall. The reading is free and open to the public. A book signing will follow. Van Eerden, a West Virginia native, holds a Bachelor of Arts in English […]
At 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14, novelist Carrie Brown and her daughter, the poet Molly McCully Brown, will team up for a Thornton reading in Schewel Hall’s Sydnor Performance Hall. Carrie Brown is the author of seven novels, including The Stargazer’s Sister, which won the People’s Choice for Fiction at the 2017 Library of […]
Nikky Finney, award-winning poet, author, and co-founder of The Affrilachian Poets, will give a Thornton reading, followed by a book signing, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, February 22, in Hall Campus Center’s Memorial Ballroom.
A Latino International Book Award winner and the poet laureate of Virginia will come to University of Lynchburg this year for the Thornton Reading Series. Chantel Acevedo, a professor in the MFA program at the University of Miami, will kick off the event series at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 6, in Sydnor Performance Hall. […]