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Coker Visiting Writers Series: Dustin Brookshire and Marlanda Dekine

October 3, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Converse MFA

The BFA program in Creative and Professional Writing announces a reading with visiting writers Dustin Brookshire and Marlanda Dekine on Tuesday, October 3, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m., Location: Zimmerli Common Room, Howard Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Dustin Brookshire (he/him) is the author of the chapbooks Never Picked First For Playtime (Harbor Editions, 2023), Love Most Of You Too (Harbor Editions, 2021), and To The One Who Raped Me (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2012). His poetry has been featured on NPR and other radio stations as well as in Georgia Poetry in the Parks and earned him Pushcart and Best of the Net Nominations. He’s the co-editor of Let Me Say This: A Dolly Parton Poetry Anthology (Madville Publishing, 2023), co-editor of a forthcoming forms anthology from Harbor Anthologies, and editor of the forthcoming chapbook anthology When I Was Straight. Dustin is currently completing his Master of Fine Arts degree in the Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing at Converse. Find him online at dustinbrookshire.com

Marlanda Dekine is the author of Thresh & Hold (Hub City Press) and i am from a punch & a kiss. Her work has been anthologized in What Things Cost: An Anthology for the People and Ecological Solidarities: Mobilizing Faith and Justice in an Entangled World. She is a South Carolina Arts Commission Spoken Word/Slam Poetry fellow, Castle of our Skins Shirley Graham Dubois Creative in Residence, Tin House scholar, and Palm Beach Poetry Langston Hughes fellow. Her poems have been set to music by Omar Najmi and Douglas Boyce, sung by Kelley Hollis, and published by the Poetry Foundation, Orion Magazine, Oxford American, and elsewhere. She received a Governor’s Award from South Carolina Humanities and the New Southern Voices in Poetry Prize from Hub City Press. She is currently completing her MFA thesis in the Converse Low Residency MFA.


October 3, 2023
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Event Categories:
General Events, Humanities, Visiting Lecturers


Converse Low-Residency MFA Program


Alumni, Board of Trustees, General Public, Lawson Academy, Parents, Prospective Students, Students
Visiting Writer Series


Zimmerli Common
580 East Main Street
Spartanburg, SC 29302 United States
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