Visiting Writer Series: Bianca Lynne Spriggs Craft Talk

Craft Talk: Writing Speculative Poetry


Affrilachian Poet and Cave Canem Fellow Bianca Lynne Spriggs is a writer and multidisciplinary artist from Lexington, Kentucky.  Bianca is the recipient of the 2016 Sallie Bingham Award, a 2013 Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship in Poetry, grants from the Kentucky Foundation for Women, and a Pushcart Prize Nomination.

Bianca Spriggs is the author of four collections of poetry, most recently Call Her By Her Name (Northwestern University Press, 2016) and The Galaxy Is a Dance Floor (Argos Books, 2016), as well as serving as the co-editor for Circe's Lament: An Anthology of Wild Women (Accents Publishing, 2016) and Undead: Ghouls, Ghosts, and More (Apex Publications, 2017). Her work may be found in numerous journals and anthologies. Bianca is the Literary Arts Liaison for the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning, creator and program director for The SwallowTale Project: Creative Writing for Incarcerated Women, as well as the managing editor for pluck! The Journal of Affrilachian Art & Culture and poetry editor for Apex Magazine.

Dates and Times

Date and Time Admission Location Map Link
Thu, 03/30/2017 - 12:30pm - 1:45pm Free, and Open to the Public Price Lake Room, Plemmons Student Union n/a

The Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series

The Visiting Writers Series is named in honor of Hughlene Bostian Frank (class of 1968), a 2013 Appalachian Alumni Association Outstanding Service award recipient, past member of Appalachian's Board of Trustees, current board member of the ASU Foundation, and generous supporter of Appalachian State University. Honoring the late newspaperwoman and writer Rachel Rivers-Coffey, the Rachel Rivers-Coffey Distinguished Professorship in Creative Writing annually sponsors the fall semester residency of...