Every academic year, the English department hosts visiting writers from around the country. Participants in our reading series publish in a wide range of genres and styles, including poetry, fiction, science fiction and memoir. While on campus, visiting writers offer a public reading of their work (accompanied by select student readers) and conduct mentoring workshops with our students, offering real-world advice on the craft and business of writing.
View pictures from the events.
Visiting authors include:
- Philip Terman (poet, author of The Torah Garden and The House of Sages)
- Khaty Xiong (poet, author of Poor Anima and Deer Hour)
- Alissa Nutting (fiction writer, author of Unclean Jobs for Women & Girls)
- Heather Christle (poet, author of Heliopause and The Difficult Farm)
- Christopher DeWeese (poet, author of The Black Forest)
- Janisse Ray (memoirist and environmental writer, author of Ecology of a Cracker Childhood)
- Anthony Madrid (poet, author of I am Your Slave Now Do What I Say)
- Jennifer Moore (poet, author of The Veronica Maneuver)
- Tessa Mellas (fiction writer, author of Lungs Full of Noise)
- Jonterri Gadson (poetry)
- Ya’Ke Smith (screenwriter and director, Wolf)
- Matt Hart (poet, author of Who’s Who Vivid and Light-Headed)
- Roger Reeves (poet, author of King Me)