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Upcoming Speakers

2023-24 Speaker Series

Spring 2024

  • Wednesday, February 21: Novelist Justin Torres
    • NOTE: This event will take place at the Harry Ransom Center's Prothro Theater, 300 W 21st St, Austin, TX 78712
  • CANCELLED: Thursday, March 28: Novelist Yiyun Li, in partnership with the Center for Asian American Studies and the New Writers Project
  • Thursday, April 11: Poets Julie Carr and Gillian Conoley, Joynes Reading Room Poets/Duets Series
  • Friday, April 12: Italian novelist Claudia Durastanti, in partnership with the French & Italian Graduate Student Organization

For more information about the Joynes Room Speaker Series, call 512-471-5787 or write Zack Schlosberg.

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Julie Carr (left) and Gillian Conoley (right), readers in the Joynes Poets/Duets series.

Joynes Reading Room Poets/Duets Series: JULIE CARR and GILLIAN CONOLEY
Thursday, 4/11 @ 7pm, CRD #007 (2501 Whitis Ave.)

On Thursday, 4/11, we will welcome the poets Julie Carr and Gillian Conoley for the Joynes Reading Room Poets/Duets Series, in which two poets and friends come together for an informal evening of readings and dialogue. The event will be accompanied by a visual presentation, conversation, and reception. 

JULIE CARR is the author of eleven books of poetry and prose, most recently Mud Blood & Ghosts: Populism, Eugenics & Spiritualism in the American West and the reissue of her award-winning collection 100 Notes on Violence. A new book of poems, Underscore, will be published this fall. She is cofounder of Counterpath, an independent literary press, bookstore/gallery/community space, and community garden. A former dancer, she collaborates regularly with dance-artist K.J. Holmes, and has created collaborative works with many other artists, dancers, and filmmakers.

GILLIAN CONOLEY is a poet, editor, and translator. Her new collection is Notes from the Passenger with Nightboat Books May 2023. The author of ten collections of poetry, Conoley received the Shelley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, and was awarded the Jerome J. Shestack Poetry Prize, a National Endowment for the Arts grant, and a Fund for Poetry Award. Founder and editor of VOLT magazine, Conoley has collaborated with installation artist Jenny Holzer, composer Jamie Leigh Sampson, and Butoh dancer Judith Kajuwara.