Matthew Minicucci



Reading at UIS tomorrow night!

Excited to be reading at the Shelterbelt Reading Series tomorrow night! It'll be 7pm at the Suggs Studio at WUIS, on the campus of the University of Illinois at Springfield.


Millikin Literary Festival

Only a few readings left this semester, and I'm excited for the next one! I'll be returning to Millikin University, where I was an adjunct instructor for a year, to be a featured writer for their 2015 Literary Festival.

I've posted the schedule of events in Decatur, IL (on Millikin's campus) below:

Friday, November 13
07:00 PM Prose Reading, Tony Bedard, Pilling Chapel
08:30 PM Collage Reading, Pilling Chapel

Saturday, November 14
10:00AM Poetry (Shilling 315) & Fiction (Shilling 316) Workshops
01:30PM Graphic Novel Craft Lecture, Tony Bedard, Pilling Chapel
02:15PM Refreshments
02:30PM Poetry Craft Lecture, Matthew Minicucci, Pilling Chapel
03:15PM Refreshments
03:30PM Reading, Millikin Faculty & Guests, Pilling Chapel
04:30PM Poetry Reading, Matthew Minicucci, and Closing Remarks, Pilling Chapel

Readings round-up

It's been a super-busy couple of weeks: Elizabeth and I drove to the Louisiana Book Festival, where I was fortunate enough to appear on a panel talking about The Southern Review as well as a reading, then back to work for a couple days, then up to Chicago for Wit Rabbit 48 and a reading at the Seminary Coop Bookstore in Hyde Park.

Certainly a whirlwind, but an amazing one. I've posted a few photos from the events below:





Interview up on Smile Politely

I'm late in sharing this post, but it was truly lovely to sit down with Rebecah Pulsifer on Smile Politely Radio, 90.1FM, which airs every Friday at 5:30PM, to talk about Translation. If you missed the radio show, here's a link to the podcast of the episode.

Talking to Unit 4 public schools

I was fortunate enough to come into Central High School in Champaign, IL this past Friday and talk with both an AP English class and Mr. Joe Meyer's second period welding class. It was a wonderfully eclectic group of students who asked great questions and were kind enough to let me talk abut poems for too long.


Eastern Illinois University reading photos

I had an amazing reading with Wyn Cooper last Monday at Eastern Illinois University. I've posted a few photos below. Again, many thanks to the EIU English Department and especially Charlotte Pence for having me.



Reading at Eastern Illinois University, Monday September 21st

I'm excited to be reading with Wyn Cooper at the Doudna Fine Arts Center at Eastern Illinois University. The reading will be at 7pm this coming Monday. There will also be a Q&A following the reading, with copies of Translation for sale. Many thanks to the whole English Department, especially Charlotte pence, for setting the reading up. Pictures and recap to follow after the reading!

An amazing time at Franklin College

I can't say enough good things about the faculty, staff, and students I met during my visit to Franklin College this past Tuesday. I especially want to thank my friend Callista Buchen, who is a new faculty member in the department, and took care of all the details. A few photos of the event:






Reading at Franklin College, September 15th at 7:30pm


Monmouth reading recap

The reading at Monmouth was a huge success. Students and faculty alike were active, engaged, and enjoying the time spent with great writing. Ted Sanders and Jensen Beach were, as always, amazing, and they had such wonderful advice for all the young writers there. I wanted to thank David Wright, and the entire Monmouth community, for hosting us and showing us such a great time.

Reading news

I'll be reading on November 12th at Monmouth College (Illinois) with my great friends and fellow writers Ted Sanders and Jensen Beach.

The reading begins at 6:15pm, and is located at the Mellinger Teaching and Learning Center. Free to the public!

Reading at Stories & Beer

A video of me reading from Reliquary at Stories & Beer last week: