Closeup of Catina Bacote
Catina Bacote

Creative nonfiction writer Catina Bacote will read from her work March 16 as a guest of the WSU Visiting Writers Series, a program of the WSU Vancouver and Pullman campuses. Bacote is a professor of English at St. John’s University and her work draws on personal history and social history.

Bacote’s essays have been published in PloughsharesTin House, the Gettysburg ReviewTriQuarterlyThe CommonThe Sun, the Southern California Review, and the anthology This Is The Place: Women Writing About Home (Seal Press, 2017). Bacote’s talk, titled “Against Erasure: Reclaiming Our Stories,” will be March 16 at 6 p.m. via ZOOM/YouTube. The event is free and open to the public.

In 2018, Ploughshares published her essay, “The Other America,” about police brutality and the failure of community policing in New Haven, Connecticut. Her current book project chronicles the lasting impact of the illegal drug trade on her family and community.

The WSU Visiting Writers Series brings noted poets and writers of fiction and nonfiction to campus for creative readings, class visits, workshops, and collaborative exchanges across intellectual and artistic disciplines. Bacote’s visit is co-sponsored by WSU Pullman English Department, WSU Pullman College of Arts and Sciences, WSU Vancouver Office of Equity and Diversity, WSU Vancouver Library, WSU Vancouver Office of Academic Affairs, and WSU Vancouver College of Arts and Sciences.

Links to events and more information about the program are available at the Visiting Writer Series at WSU website.