CREATIVE WRITERS READING SERIES: Aimée Baker
Aimée Baker is the author Doe (2018), a collection of poetry about missing women that was selected by Allison Joseph as the 2016 Akron Prize winner at University of Akron Press. Of this work, Joseph writes: “[It] is so good, so well executed with such difficult subject matter. I admire its active courage, its commitment to witnessing what so many reject. It stayed with me through reading all the others—fantastic books, the lot of them. But Doe is a game changer, a silence eliminator.” Baker’s fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction have appeared in journals such as The Southern Review, Gulf Coast, The Massachusetts Review, and Guernica. In 2014, she received the Zoland Poetry Fellowship at the Vermont Studio Center. Currently, she is a lecturer for SUNY Plattsburgh’s Professional Writing Certificate Program and she also serves as fiction editor for Saranac Review.
In the 12 noon session, NMCC students will read briefly from their own work, followed by a featured presentation by Ms. Baker.
In the 6:30pm evening session, Ms. Baker will read from her recent work, followed by a Q&A and book signing.