U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith Reads From Her Forthcoming Collection at CCA

Tracy K. SmithPhoto by Rachel Eliza Griffiths

U.S. Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy K. Smith will give a free public reading in CCA's Nave Alcove space tomorrow as part of the "Fridays in the Garden" series--a weekly fall reading series organized by the College's MFA Writing program that brings the vital voices of pioneering writers, poets, and literary figures to the entire Bay Area community. 

CCA's MFA Writing program emphasizes mentorship with award-winning, diverse faculty in fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and memoir and champions writers who critically reflect on the aesthetic and political assumptions behind their work. The program provides invaluable access to groundbreaking writers and poets as well as literary institutions such as City Lights Publishers and Litquake. Past speakers at the program have included Anne Carson, Dave Eggers, Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket), Paul Harding, Keorapetse Kgositsile, Paul Muldoon, Achy Obejas, Cheryl Strayed and more.

Coverage of the Smith's reading at the College has been featured in The San Francisco Chronicle and online at SFGate

To find out more about CCA's MFA Writing program, click here. To find out more about this week's reading, click here