Writing: A Life

16% of 25 Donor goal
This campaign ends on June 30 at 11:59PM EDT

Matches are a great way to show your support. Be the first!

Offer a Matching Gift

Challenges are a great way to show your support. Be the first!

Offer a Challenge

“Writing: A Life” enriches the LVC campus community.

LVC welcomes two visiting writers to campus this spring through the series “Writing: A Life.” Ananda Lima and S. Brook Corfman will read from their works and share insights about practicing their craft as professionals. Visiting artists also offer workshops and classroom visits to LVC students. This unique series broadens student exposure to exciting, vibrant artists and expands the scope of creative writing and English at LVC to students across a range of disciplines.

Register to attend via Zoom

*See below for more information on authors and events.

Our Mission: To enrich campus and community through interactive, dynamic visits with four notable writers each academic year. These writers are chosen not only for their excellence in their craft as creative writers but also for their ability to connect meaningfully with multiple campus constituencies, including aspects of Constellation LVC.

Reading and Q&A by Ananda Lima | March 21 | 7 p.m.

Bishop Library Atrium or Register to attend via Zoom

Join us for a reading and Q&A session. Readings are free and open to all. Registration required for Zoom session.

Ananda Lima is the author of Mother/land (Black Lawrence Press, 2021), winner of the Hudson Prize, shortlisted for the Chicago Review of Books Chriby Awards. She is also the author of four chapbooks: Vigil (Get Fresh Books, 2021), Tropicália (Newfound, 2021, winner of the Newfound Prose Prize), Amblyopia (Bull City Press, 2020), and Translation (Paper Nautilus, 2019, winner of the Vella Chapbook Prize). Her work has appeared in The American Poetry ReviewPoets.orgKenyon Review OnlineGulf CoastColorado ReviewPoet LorePoetry NorthwestPleiades, and elsewhere.

She has served as the poetry judge for the AWP Kurt Brown Prize, as staff at the Sewanee Writers Conference, and as a mentor at the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Immigrant Artist Program. She has been awarded the inaugural Work-In-Progress Fellowship by Latinx-in-Publishing, sponsored by Macmillan Publishers, for her fiction manuscript-in-progress. She has an MA in Linguistics from UCLA and an MFA in Creative Writing in Fiction from Rutgers University, Newark. 

Ananda Lima

136 days ago by Theresa Albright
Reading and Q&A by S. Brook Corfman | April 12 | 7 p.m.

Bishop Library Atrium or Register to attend via Zoom

Join us for a reading and Q&A session. Readings are free and open to all. Registration required for Zoom session.

S. Brook Corfman is the author of My Daily Actions, or The Meteorites, one of The New York Times’ Best Poetry Books of 2020, a finalist for the Publishing Triangle’s Trans & Gender-Variant Lit Award, and the winner of the Fordham University Press POL poetry prize judged by Cathy Park Hong. They are also the author of Luxury, Blue Lace, chosen by Richard Siken for the 2018 Autumn House Rising Writer Prize, and the chapbooks Frames (Belladonna* #256), Meteorites (DoubleCross Press), and The Anima: Four Closet Dramas (GaussPDF). Born and raised in Chicago, they now live in a turret in Pittsburgh.


136 days ago by Theresa Albright

Donor Affiliations
Most Recent Donors
Evelyn Colon & Julio C. Colon Jr photo
Evelyn Colon & Julio C. Colon Jr
Katie Grisbacher & John Grisbacher photo
Katie Grisbacher & John Grisbacher


Become an Advocate and be recognized for your impact!

Share with your Network

Share the campaign to track the number of clicks, gifts and dollars you generate (Note: If you share without signing up or logging in, your impact will be counted as Community Advocate)

Inspire your Friends & Peers

Encourage others to give with a Matching Gift or Challenge.

Tell your Story

Create a Personal Plea video encouraging others to join you in supporting the campaign.