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Grace Wilentz by Cécile GordonGrace Wilentz US Reading Tour takes place from 16-23 October and is supported by Culture Ireland.

Born in New York City Grace Wilentz grew up in Greenwich Village. A graduate of Harvard University, with postgraduate degrees from Oxford University and University College Dublin, her poems have been published in The American Poetry Journal, Cyphers, The Harvard Advocate, The Irish Times and The Stinging Fly and broadcast on RTÉ Radio. She moved to Ireland in 2005 to study the Irish language and became an Irish citizen in 2015.

Her first collection, The Limit of Light, was published by The Gallery Press in October 2020 and went on to be named a book of the year by The Irish Independent and The Irish Times. In 2019 she published a chapbook, Holding Distance, and received a bursary from The Arts Council of Ireland. Last year, she received the Arts Council’s Next Generation Artist Award. Grace is the inaugural writer-in-residence at the University of Notre Dame’s Dublin Global Gateway. She has taught Creative Writing at UCD and lives in The Liberties of Dublin.

7:00pm Monday, 16 October
Reading and Conversation

The Van Dyk Centre, Emory and Henry University, Emory, Virginia, USA

4:00pm Wednesday, 18 October
The Appalachian Cultural Centre
Carson-Newman University, Jefferson City, Tennessee, USA

10:00am Saturday, 21 October
Workshop: Poetry for Social Change
The Greenlease Gallery Atrium, Rockhurst University, Kansas City, Missouri, USA

7:00apm Monday, 23 October
The Hasty Room
, Ottawa University, Ottawa, Kansas, USA

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