A collaboration with the Creative Writing Program

November 29, 2018 at 6:30pm, Galleries, FREE


Experience the galleries in new ways with readings from original work featuring Creative Writing lecturers Chris Drangle, Margaret Ross, Charif Shanahan, and Jenn Alandy Trahan.


Margaret Ross is the author of A Timeshare (Omnidawn, 2015). Her poetry has been recognized by scholarships and fellowships from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, the Fulbright Program, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and Yaddo, and has appeared in The New Republic, The New Yorker, The Paris Review and Poem-A-Day. A former Stegner Fellow, she is currently a Jones Lecturer at Stanford.


Jenn Alandy Trahan is a Jones Lecturer in the Creative Writing Program at Stanford and was a 2016-2018 Wallace Stegner Fellow in Fiction. She was born in Houston, Texas and raised in Vallejo, California. Jenn received her BA in English from UC Irvine and her MFA & MA from McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Her fiction has appeared in Harper’s Magazine. She is at work on her first book.


Charif Shanahan is the author of Into Each Room We Enter without Knowing (SIU Press/Crab Orchard Series in Poetry, 2017), a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry and the Publishing Triangle’s Thom Gunn Award. He holds degrees from Princeton University, Dartmouth College, and NYU’s Graduate Creative Writing Program. A former Stegner Fellow, he is currently a Jones Lecturer in Poetry and lives in San Francisco.


Chris Drangle is a writer from Arkansas. He has taught creative writing at Cornell University, where he earned his MFA, and in Kazakhstan, where he did not speak the language. His fiction has appeared in One Story, the Kenyon Review, and the Oxford American, and has been recognized with a Pushcart Prize, the Margaret Bridgman Scholarship at Bread Loaf, and a Wallace Stegner Fellowship.