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Stegner Fellow Reading with Adedayo Agarau and Gahl Pratt Pardes

Wed February 28th 2024, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Event Sponsor
Creative Writing Program
Humanities Center
424 Santa Teresa Street, Stanford, CA 94305
Levinthal Hall

Co-sponsored by the Creative Writing Program and the Stanford Humanities Center, we're pleased to announce a reading with Stegner Fellows in Poetry and Fiction: Adedayo Agarau and Gahl Pratt Pardes.

This event is open to Stanford affiliates and the general public. Registration is encouraged but not required. Register here


Adedayo Agarau is a 2023 Cave Canem Fellow, a 2022 Robert Hayden Scholarship fellow, and a recipient of the 2022 Stanley Awards for International Research at the University of Iowa. He obtained his MFA at the Iowa Writers' Workshop. His poems have been featured in Poetry Magazine, Poetry Society of America, World Literature Today, Tab Journal, Anomaly, Frontier, Iowa Review, Boulevard, and elsewhere. He is the author of the chapbooks, Origin of Names (African Poetry Book Fund) 2020, and The Arrival of Rain (Vegetarian Alcoholic Press). Adedayo is the Editor-in-Chief at Agbowó: A magazine of African literature and arts.

Gahl Pardes is a writer from the Negev Desert. Her work has received an Individual Award from the Sustainable Arts Foundation, the Balch Prize for the Short Story, and was a runner-up for the Henfield Prize for Fiction. She taught writing and literature at the University of Virginia, from which she also received an MFA in creative writing as a Poe/Faulkner Fellow. She is at work on a novel and a short story collection.