The Literature Program


The Literature Program

Written Arts Program presents

Emma Smith-Stevens: Fiction Reading & Conversation

The Bard alumna reads from her first novel and discusses life after Bard

Monday, October 16, 2017

Join the Written Arts Senior Colloquium for a free public event with Emma Smith-Stevens on Monday, October 16, at 4:40 p.m. in Weis Cinema.

Smith-Stevens will read from her work and talk with current students about her post-Bard personal, educational, career, and literary development.

Smith-Stevens is the author of a novel, The Australian (Dzanc, May 2017), and a short story collection, Greyhounds (Dzanc, 2018). A graduate of Bard's Program in Written Arts, she has been a server at a pancake house in Delray Beach, FL, a gift-wrapper in Boca Raton, a personal assistant in Los Angeles, a scriptwriter for virtual patients used by nursing students, and an instructor at the University of Florida and Santa Fe College. She holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Florida and teaches for the Bard Prison Initiative.

For more information, call 845-758-7054, or e-mail

Time: 4:40 pm – 6:00 pm

Location: Campus Center, Weis Cinema