Atlanta Poetry Festival and Translation Summit

An Evening with Poets Linda Gregerson, Brenda Shaughnessy and other poets to be announced

Poets Linda Gregerson, Brenda Shaughnessy, and poets from Germany will read work in translation, followed by a conversation with Creative Writing faculty member Jericho Brown. Attendees will be invited to join in with their own questions via chat.

6:00 p.m. EST, Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Zoom Link TBA


Emily Banks

Emily Banks is a doctoral candidate in Emory's Department of English, where she studies 19th-20th century American women's literature. She holds a BA from UNC-Chapel Hill and an MFA from the University of Maryland. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals including storySouth, Muse/A Journal, Free State Review, Cimarron Review, YemasseeNew Orleans Review, and Pembroke Magazine


Amy Belk

Amy Belk received her M.F.A. in Creative Writing (Fiction) in 2007 from Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she was awarded the Richard Yates Prize for Fiction. Her short stories have appeared in Fiction, Epoch, Eyeshot, and Off Assignment. Belk co-wrote the feature film I Used to be Darker, which premiered at Sundance and the Berlinale in 2013, received Best Narrative Feature at the Atlanta Film Festival that year, and was released theatrically by Strand Releasing in the U.S. and ED Distribution in France. She and director Matthew Porterfield received a 2012 Creative Capital Grant for another feature, Sollers Point, based on a short story they wrote together, which premiered at the San Sebastian International Film Festival in 2017, the Maryland Film Festival in 2018, and was released theatrically by Oscilloscope.