The next and third Edge Hill International Writer in Residence will be poet, fiction writer and translator Forrest Gander who will be with us in February. Forrest is a leading writer in the US, arriving to Edge Hill from California and supported by the Department of English, History and Creative Writing, as well as the British Council, he will spend a week working with students, giving a reading (see below) and being part of the creative writing team during his visit.


Forrest’s reading will be in the Arts Centre on February 15th. Details are below, along with biographical details about Forrest:

A poetry Reading, featuring Edge Hill University International Writer in Resident, Forrest Gander, Rachael Allen and Robert Sheppard

Friday, 15th February, 7.00 in the Arts Centre, Free Entry Edge Hill Students.

This event brings together an exceptional trio of poets for the final poetry reading of the year, hosted by James Byrne (Senior Lecturer in Poetry).

Forrest Gander is a poet, fiction writer, translator and geologist. His book Core Samples from the World, published in 2011, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Other collections of poetry include Eye Against Eye (2005) andTorn Awake (2001). Gander’s latest titles include The Trace, a novel and Be With. He lives in California and is the Edge Hill University International Writer in Resident for 2019.