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Writers Reading @ AACC

Writers Reading @ AACC is a program that hosts a wide array of writers: poets, fiction writers, essayists, songwriters, memoirists, playwrights, journalists, and screenplay writers.

Susan Sonde (Poet)-- September 22nd  HUM 112 from 2:00-3:15

Susan Moger (YA Novelist) October 13th HUM 112 from 2:00-3:15

Carlos Gomez (Spoken Word Artist) October 25th HUM 112 from 2:00-3:15 

Kevin Smith (Screenplay Writer) November 10th HUM 112 from 2:00-3:15 

All events, are held on the Arnold Campus in HUMANITIES 112 from 2:00pm to 3:15pm.

Writers Reading encourages students, faculty, staff and community to attend.

The readings are sponsored by the AACC Student Association, are free and open to the public and include book sales and signings.

For more information, contact Professor Susan Cohen at 

Susan Moger
Susan Sonde
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Susan Sonde

Fall Schedule 

Susan Sonde (Poet)-- September 22nd , 2016 

Susan Sonde's poems have appeared in The North American Review, Barrow Street, Cimarron Review, Epoch, Narrative Magazine (poem of the week), The New Mexico Humanities Review, and many others. Her collection, In the Longboats with Others, won The Capricorn Book Award and was published by New Rivers Press. Her chapbook, Drumming on Water, was published by Finishing Line Press (2014), and her most recent book is The Arsonist.

 She has won the Capricorn Book Award, Maryland State Arts Council Awards in fiction and poetry, winner PSA award, Pushcart Prize nominations in fiction, and she was a Finalist in the National Poetry Series, White Pine Press, 2nd place Writers Digest in fiction, and a winner of the Gordon Barber Memorial Prize.


Susan Moger (YA Novelist) October 13th, 2016

Susan Moger has a graduate degree in history and was a senior editor at Scholastic magazines before becoming a writing instructor. She has written several teaching guides for young people about history, including Teaching the DIARY OF ANNE FRANK. She lives in Maryland. OF BETTER BLOOD, published in 2015 is her debut novel. The novel tackles a little-studied chapter of American history. “Sixteen-year-old Rowan Collier has always been privileged—her father, a scientist, taught her that Colliers are ‘the fittest of the fit.’ But when she contracted polio at age 11, the growing eugenics movement plunged her into the insidiously sinister meaning of fitness."

Carlos Gomez (Spoken Word Artist) Tuesday, October 25th at 2:00  in HUM 112.  

This event is sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.  Carlos Andrés Gómez is an award-winning poet, actor, speaker, and writer from New York City.  A Pushcart Prize nominee, he is the author of the coming-of-age memoir Man Up: Reimagining Modern Manhoodreleased by Penguin Random House.  Named 2016 Best Diversity Artist by Campus Activities Magazine and Artist of the Year at the 2009 Promoting Outstanding Writers Awards, Carlos costarred in Spike Lee’s #1 movie Inside Man with Denzel Washington, Jodie Foster, and Clive Owen.  He appeared in the sixth season of HBO’s Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry and in the third season of TV One’s Verses and Flow.  In May of 2016 Carlos’ poem, “What does Hispanic look like?,” went viral online: reaching 1,000,000 views in less than a month.  Carlos has headlined festivals all over the world, including Indonesia, South Africa, Australia, Ireland, Spain, Canada, the U.K., and as Guest of Honor at the Berlin International Literature Festival in Germany.


Kevin Smith (Screenplay Writer) November 10th, 2016

Kevin Smith (Professional name: Kevin West) currently teaches screenwriting at both American University and Christopher Newport University).   He has earned a Masters degree in Film from USC Film School and a BFA in Creative Writing and Screenwriting from Emerson College in Boston. 

He is a two-time semi-finalist for the Sundance Institute Screenwriting Lab and a two-time semi-finalist for the Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference. He is the writer for the short film “A Very Fair Deal” which played at the LA Shorts Festival, which was directed by Tony Leech, director of the Miramax feature “Hoodwinked.”  He has also written for USC’s hour-long dramatic television series, and written a stage play that had successful runs in LA and off-Broadway New York City.  Smith’s stage play “The DOMA Diaries” was accepted into the Capital Fringe Festival in Washington DC.