Fall Lineup Announced for SUNY Canton’s Virtual Living Writers Series


 alt=SUNY Canton is continuing its popular Living Writers Series this fall in a virtual format, beginning with a poet who tackles subjects like alcohol addiction and recovery in his acclaimed debut collection.

Kaveh Akbar will read from his book, “Calling a Wolf a Wolf,” at 6:30 p.m. (EST) Monday, Sept. 28 via Zoom. The reading will be followed by a question-and-answer session.

His work has been featured in The New Yorker, New England Review, The New York Times, and BuzzFeed. His second full-length volume of poetry, “Pilgrim Bell,” will be published in 2021.

According to the publisher of “Calling a Wolf a Wolf,” his poems “confront craving, control, the constant battle of alcoholism and sobriety, and the questioning of the self and its instincts within the context of this never-ending fight.”

Akbar is the founding editor of Divedapper, a website devoted exclusively to featuring interviews with major voices in contemporary poetry. He also writes a weekly column for the Paris Review called “Poetry Rx.” Originally from Iran, he teaches at Purdue University and in the MFA programs at Randolph College and Warren Wilson.

Participants can join the event via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81567284588?pwd=VU1XUjlMejd4a1BxQzRCcU00bW5iQT09

Meeting ID: 815 6728 4588

Passcode: sunycanton

The second event of the semester will feature acclaimed essayist and novelist Leslie Jamison, at 6:30 p.m. October 28. She will be reading from her collection “Make it Scream, Make it Burn.” For more information about the Living Writers Series webpage.

About SUNY Canton

As Northern New York's premier college for career-driven bachelor's degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs, SUNY Canton delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, management, and healthcare fields. It is home to the Center for Criminal Justice, Intelligence and Cybersecurity. Faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. As SUNY's leader in online education, SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as 23 online degree programs. The SUNY Canton Kangaroos 15 traditional athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level as part of the North Atlantic Conference. SUNY Canton also features varsity esports and cheerleading.