This Week is Lit

We at Saranac Review seek to form lasting, supportive relationships in the writing community. That’s part of why we’re so excited about this installment of This Week is Lit. Both featured writers, Camille Dungy and Aimee Nezhukumatathil, have visited the SUNY Plattsburgh campus. We are excited about this opportunity to give back—in a small way—by promoting the event described below. 

On Monday June 29, 7-8pm CDT, LOGOS Collective is hosting a gathering which will center the work of Camille Dungy and Aimee Nezhukumatathil. A different kind of poetry initiative, LOGOS Collective is rethinking literary readings. They facilitate ‘liturgically-inflected’ readings which encourage audience engagement. You can find out more about the organization at their website:

Camille Dungy is the author of Guidebook to Relative Strangers (2017), Trophic Cascade (2017), Smith Blue (2010) and Suck on the Marrow (2010), among others. Dungy is a graduate of Stanford University, and earned her MA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. A writer and editor, she’s achieved many awards for her collections—including the American Book Award and Northern California Book Award. 

Nezhukumatathil is a professor of English at the University of Mississippi. She is the winner of the ForeWord Magazine Poetry Book of the Year prize, the Global Filipino Literary Award, and the Balcones Prize. The poetry editor of Orion magazine, she has authored several of her own collections of poetry. These include: Miracle Fruit (2003), Lucky Fish (2011) and Oceanic (2018). A collection of her nature essays is forthcoming from Milkweed and available for pre-order

Support both authors by signing up for this community gathering on Eventbrite. 

More Reading and Workshop Resources: 

June 30, 11:00am PST, Lockdown Lit @ Lunch presented by The Booksmith.

Catch Bonnie Tsui (Why We Swim) & Jennifer Steinhauer (The Firsts) on your lunch break! You can find more information about both here. The weekly salon streams live from their Facebook page.

June 30, 8:00pm, The Antibody with Brian Gresko.  

Next week’s installment features Brit Bennett (The Vanishing Half), Michele Filgate (What My Mother and I Don’t Talk About), Lynn Steger Strong (Want). Find the Youtube live or Zoom link here:

July 3, 8:00-10:00pm, Revolución: El Rinche and the Power of Telling Histories Through Literature. 

Hear a panel of experts in history, psychology and literature speak at this event. Desmona Rios, Christopher Carmona, and Sonia Hernandez are the featured guests. Sign up here.