The 2013 NCSSM Reading Series, sponsored by the Department of Humanities and the Borden Mace Library, brings nationally published writers to campus, giving students an opportunity to interact with some of the most celebrated literary minds in America.
The series begins with the 2013 Alumnae Reading, which brings poets Hannah Riddle, ’08, and Liana Roux, ’08, back to campus on Wednesday, March 13, at 4:30 p.m.
Liana Roux, '08, wrote her first poem in Elizabeth Moose's creative writing class. At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she majored in English and anthropology and graduated with highest honors in creative writing for her poetry thesis, "Holy Grit." Liana received the Blanche B. Armfield Prize in Poetry and has been published in Cellar Door, where she was twice awarded first place in poetry. She is currently completing a Master of Arts in Teaching at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and hopes to teach high school English and creative writing somewhere--who knows?
Hannah Riddle, ‘08, had hazy ideas about pursuing biology, but found her love for poetry at Science and Math. She took all the English and Literature classes that would fit into her schedule, including her first creative writing class. She also edited Blue Mirror and spent too much time writing in the breezeways. In May 2012, she graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with highest honors in Creative Writing and received the Suzanne Bolch Award and the Anne Williams Burris senior prize in poetry. She has been published in Cellar Door and Inch magazine and currently lives in Chapel Hill making coffee and trying to write a little every day.