Events and Programs Coordinator
Gregory Kimbrell coordinates VCU Libraries' event lineup and manages the event spaces in Cabell Library, including the popular lecture hall and board room, which are available for reservation by all university faculty and staff. His position has grown with the institution. Originally hired in 2010 to support 25 events per year, he supported nearly 400 in the 2017-18 academic year. Depending on the event, he can provide planners with consulting on program design and logistics, help with execution or AV support.
A graduate of VCU's MFA in Creative Writing Program, Kimbrell is also an actively publishing poet. His first book, The Primitive Observatory, was awarded the 2014 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award and published by Southern Illinois University Press in 2016. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in IDK Magazine, Infinite Rust, Manticore—Hybrid Writing from Hybrid Identities, Phantom Drift, Rabbit Catastrophe Review, Rogue Agent and elsewhere.
He received his BA in philosophy from the College of Charleston, SC, where he specialized in the work of F.W. Nietzsche.