Art + Life is an intimate conversation series of poets and writers organized by Columbia’s Undergraduate Creative Writing Program for majors and aficionados. It has hosted writers like Pam Grossman, Morgan Parker, Tommy Pico, Jenny Zhang, and many others, and provides an opportunity for students to ask the invited reader questions and to engage in roundtable discussions with the artist.
Ladan Osman is a poet, and author of Exiles of Eden, winner of the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and The Kitchen-Dweller’s Testimony, winner of the Sillerman. She has received fellowships from the Cave Canem, the Lannan Foundation, and the Michener Center. She is a 2021 Whiting Award honoree and lives in New York. Website | Instagram
In conversation with Assistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Writing Anelise Chen.