Tue, Nov 19, 2019
Columbus State University's Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians invites you to a reading by 2019 Marguerite and Lamar Smith Writing Fellow, Samuel Kọ́láwọlé, on Tuesday, November 19, at 7:30PM in the Arnold Hall Auditorium on CSU's main campus. This event is free and open to the public. As this year's writing fellow, Kọ́láwọlé will live and work at the Smith-McCullers House from September to December 2019. While in Columbus, he intends to work on the manuscript of his novel The Hunt, a fantasy work based on West African mythology. Samuel Kọ́láwọlé was born and raised in Ibadan, Nigeria. His work has appeared in AGNI, Gulf Coast, Kweli and elsewhere. He has also contributed to anthologies within and outside the African continent. A finalist for the Graywolf Prize for Africa, Kọ́láwọlé has been the recipient of fellowships from the Norman Mailer Center in New York City; the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa and writing residencies from Wellstone Center in Redwoods California, and the Island Institute. He is a graduate of the noted Clarion West Writers Workshop for writers of Science fiction and Fantasy and he is a Charter member of the African Speculative Fiction Society. Kọ́láwọlé studied at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, and holds a Master of Arts degree in Creative Writing with distinction from Rhodes University, South Africa, and an MFA in Writing and Publishing at Vermont College of Fine Arts, USA.