Valerie Sayers Retirement Reading


Location: Zoom reading

The Department of English warmly invites you to a retirement celebration for Valerie Sayers with special guest Molly Spencer (ND '94). 

Monday, May 17, 2:30 p.m.

Register for the reading in advance here


Valerie Sayers, the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of English, is the author of The Age of Infidelity and Other Stories and six novels including The Powers. In her first year at Notre Dame, she was lucky enough to teach and learn from Molly Spencer, currently the poetry editor of The Rumpus. Molly's honors include the Brittingham Prize for her debut collection of poetry, If The House; she also won the Crab Orchard Open Competition for her second book, Hinge. Their joint reading will be Molly's first as an ND alumna and Valerie's last as a faculty member: a happy reunion and a full circle, with a mushy good-bye to all.