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Reading Series

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)




  • James Tadd Adcox (poet, author of The Map of the System of Human Knowledge)
  • Tobias Buckell (novelist, author of Arctic Rising)
  • Carol Drinkwater (memoirist and actress, author of The Olive Tree)
  • Simone Muench (author of Orange Crush)


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