Alumna Chabitnoy to Open Spring Visiting Writers Series

by Public Relations | Jan 03, 2019

Abigail Chabitnoy photoLATROBE, PA - The Saint Vincent College English Department will welcome Abigail Chabitnoy, C’09, as the first speaker in its Visiting Writers Series for the spring semester on Wednesday, March 13, from 4 - 5 p.m. in the Luparello Lecture Hall in the Sis and Herman Dupré Science Pavilion on the Saint Vincent campus. The event is free of charge and open to the public.

Chabitnoy will also announce the student winners of the annual Ragan Poetry Contest, for which she is this year’s judge, at the event, and the three winning poets will read their work to the audience.

Chabitnoy is a poet of Unangan and Sugpiaq descent and a member of the Tangirnaq Native Village in Kodiak, Alaska. She received her MFA at Colorado State University, where she was an associate editor for Colorado Review. Her poems have appeared in Hayden’s Ferry Review, Tin House, Gulf Coast, Pleiades, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Nat Brut, Red Ink and Mud City.  Her first full length book of poetry, How to Dress a Fish, will be published in February of 2019 by Wesleyan University Press.

Now in its 10th year, the Visiting Writers Series brings writers and literary translators from across the country to read and discuss their work at Saint Vincent.

More information is available at


Article courtesy of Bridget Fertal, C’19

Photo: Abigail Chabitnoy, renowned poet and 2009 Saint Vincent College graduate

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