Spring Poetry Festival: Leila Chatti

April 18, 2018 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
RCAH Theater
362 Bogue Street
East Lansing, MI
United States

Join the Center for Poetry for the Spring Poetry Festival, featuring RCAH alumna Leila Chatti, on April 18 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

3 p.m. Afternoon Conversation, Writing the Known and Unknown, LookOut! Gallery, Snyder Hall
7 p.m. Reading, RCAH Theater plus accouncement of the 1018 Balocating Undergraduate Prize for Poety, with reception/book signing to follow in the LookOut! Gallery


RCAH alumna Leila Chatti was born in Oakland, California. A Tunisian-American dual citizen, she has lived in the United States, Tunisia, and Southern France. She is the author of the chapbooks "Ebb" (New-Generation African Poets) and "Tunsiya/Amrikiya," the 2017 Editors’ Selection from Bull City Press. She holds an M.F.A. from North Carolina State University, where she was awarded the Academy of American Poets Prize. The recipient of a grant from the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund and fellowships and scholarships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the Tin House Writers’ Workshop, The Frost Place Conference on Poetry, and Dickinson House, her poems have appeared in Ploughshares, Narrative Magazine, The Georgia Review, North American Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, Third Coast, Nimrod, Southword Journal, and Best of the Net, Best New Poets, New England Review, Gulf Coast, The Missouri Review, Prairie Schooner, The Rumpus, and several other journals and anthologies. She currently serves as the Consulting Poetry Editor at the Raleigh Review and is the 2017-2018 Ron Wallace Poetry Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Generously co-sponsored by the MSU Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives