College of Arts and Humanities

Clemson writers to read in benefit for Paw Pantry


Award-winning poet Su Cho and prose writer Anthony Correale will read at the 2022 Writers’ Harvest, a literary benefit reading for Clemson University’s Paw Pantry on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at 5:30 p.m.

The event will be held in the Self Auditorium at the Strom Thurmond Institute, located at 230 Kappa St. in Clemson.

The reading will also feature the undergraduate and graduate winners of the Writers’ Harvest Student Awards, Emma Grace Connelly (undergraduate) and Gabrielle Wilkosz (graduate).

“The Writer’s Harvest is a wonderful event for showcasing both the known and the not-yet-known poets and writers among the Clemson faculty and student body,” said Cameron Bushnell, director of the Pearce Center for Professional Communication. “It’s always entertaining, surprising and helps set our sights on the coming holidays through supporting Paw Pantry.”

To gain admission to this year’s reading, the writers request a donation of canned goods or cash at the door. Credit card donations can be paid in advance on Paw Pantry’s website by clicking “Make a Monetary Donation.” For admission, show the receipt from your donation at the entrance of the event. A QR code will also be provided for credit card donations at the door.

Writers’ Harvest readings are conducted during the holiday season by writers and poets throughout the U.S. The benefits were first launched by Share Our Strength, a national organization that works hard to make sure no kid in America grows up hungry. Writers’ Harvest at Clemson is sponsored by the Pearce Center for Professional Communication.

The Paw Pantry is a Clemson community-wide movement that aims to reduce food insecurity and promote Clemson students’ foundational and nutritional needs by distributing donations of non-perishables, household items, school supplies and hygienic products to students. The Paw Pantry is located on Clemson University’s campus in room 233 at Sirrine Hall.

For more information, contact Mike Pulley at or (864)-650-6094.

About the writers

Su Cho is the author of “The Symmetry of Fish,” which was the winner of the National Poetry Series. Cho’s poetry and essays have been included in places like “Best American Poetry 2021,” “Best New Poets 2021,” Poetry Magazine, Orion and is coming to LitHub. In her editorial capacity, Cho recently served as guest editor for Poetry Magazine and hosted the Poetry Magazine podcast. Having grown up in the Midwest, Cho recently moved to Clemson, South Carolina where she resides as an assistant professor of poetry. 

Anthony Correale is a writer from California and a lecturer at Clemson University. He holds an MFA in fiction from Indiana University and is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. His stories have appeared in The Journal and Day One.

Emma Grace Connelly is a sophomore architecture major and English minor from Pomaria, South Carolina. She started writing in 2020 and has since published two short stories, “Butter” and “Tulip,” in Behind the Vision’s “The Next Generation: College and University.” At Clemson University, she has made the President’s List twice and is the membership chair in the American Institute of Architecture Students. In addition to writing, she enjoys reading and playing tennis in her free time.

Gabrielle Wilkosz is a Ph.D. candidate who studies rhetoric, the seen and unseen arguments in daily life.

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