Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series: Bianca Lynne Spriggs


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.

Event Schedule:

Thursday, March 30

(Call Her By Her Name; The Galaxy is a Dance Floor)

7:30 p.m.
Three Top Room
Plemmons Student Union

Craft Talk: Writing Speculative Poetry
12:30-1:45 p.m.
Price Lake Room