Professor Grimaldi-Donahue to Participate in Bread Loaf Writers' Conference

Professor Allison Grimaldi-Donahue will be reading translations of new poems by Italian poet Marilena Renda as well as her own work during the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference online 2020 reading series with the New York-based translators’ collective Us & Them. The event will take place on June 12th at 11 pm Rome Time/5 pm New York Time. For more information and a link to the event visit the Middlebury Bread Loaf Conference website.

Professor Allison Grimaldi-Donahue

Professor Allison Grimaldi-Donahue

Founded in 1926, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference is based at Middlebury College in Vermont. Robert Frost was an active faculty member over the course of his life and his cabin stands on campus grounds. Other writers who have been part of the conference include Carson McCullers, Toni Morrison, Julia Alvarez, Mark Doty, and Norman Mailer. Professor Donahue was a fellow at the 2015  conference and has since remained close with a number of writers she met there. This year, because of the pandemic, the conference is offering live and recorded events online.

Raised in Middletown, Connecticut, Professor Allison Grimaldi-Donahue joined JCU’s Department of English Language and Literature in 2017. A writer, translator, and editor, Professor Donahue has been published in Words Without Borders, The Brooklyn Rail, Electric Literature, Funhouse Magazine, The New Inquiry, Dead King Magazine and Cosmonauts Avenue among others. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Critical Thought at the European Graduate School with a thesis on translation theory, memory, and the body.
In Summer Session II 2020, Prof. Donahue will be teaching CW/DJRN 326 Creative Writing Workshop: Food Writing and in Fall 2020,  she will be teaching EN 285 Literature and Creative Writing: How to Read Like a Writer and CW 354 Creative Writing Workshop: Poetry.
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