The Lindsay J. Cropper Memorial Writers Series: Shane McCrae

The Lindsay J. Cropper Memorial Writers Series: Shane McCrae

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  • Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.


Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, Theatre

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




Poet Shane McCrae will read from his own works at our Lindsay J. Cropper Memorial Writers Series on Thursday, March 15, 2018, at 6 p.m. in the Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice Theatre.  This event is free and open to the public.  A dessert reception and book signing will follow the reading.

Shane McCrae has written five full-length books of poems — In the Language of My Captor; Forgiveness ForgivenessThe Animal Too Big to Kill (winner of the 2014 Lexi Rudnitsky/Editor’s Choice Award); Blood; and Mule (a finalist for the Kate Tufts Discovery Award and a PEN Center USA Literary Award) — and three chapbooks. His poems and prose have appeared in many anthologies, including The Best American series, and have been published in The American Poetry Review, Fence, Boston Review, Agni, jubilat, and elsewhere. He holds an MFA from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a JD from Harvard Law School. The recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, he teaches at Oberlin College and lives in Oberlin, Ohio. 

Sponsored by the Cropper Center for Creative Writing.

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