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Visiting Writers Series

Every year the Department of English presents its Visiting Writers Series of readings by prominent poets and fiction writers. Free and open to the public, these readings afford our students the chance to interact with successful contemporary authors. In recent years our guests have included:

  • Linda J. Albertano
  • Aimee Bender
  • David Benioff
  • Laurel Ann Bogen
  • Kate Braverman
  • Christopher Buckley
  • Ann Charters
  • Frank Chin
  • Billy Collins
  • Beverly Coyle
  • Denise Duhamel
  • Stephen Dunn
  • Edward Field
  • Janet Fitch
  • Michael C. Ford
  • Montserrat Fontes
  • Judith Freeman
  • Frank X. Gaspar
  • Cristina Garcia
  • Dana Gioia
  • Robert Gish
  • Lisa Glatt
  • Albert Goldbarth
  • Gerald Haslam
  • David Hernandez
  • James Houston
  • Jean Wakatsuki Houston
  • Pam Houston
  • Joyce Johnson
  • Thom Jones
  • Ron Koertge
  • Brett Lott
  • Suzanne Lummis
  • Thomas Lux
  • Marvin Malone
  • Jo Ann Mapson
  • Sandro Meallet
  • Anchee Min
  • James Moore
  • Sena Jeter Naslund
  • Francis Khiralleah Noble
  • Sharon Olds
  • James Ragan
  • Linda Raymond
  • Rob Roberge
  • Roxana Robinson
  • Floyd Salas
  • Marisa Silver
  • Maurya Simon
  • Roberta Smoodin
  • David L. Ulin
  • Susan Vreeland
  • D.J. Waldie
  • Mark Weber
  • Geoffrey Wolff

Gramercy to Our Sponsor:

Poets & Writers, Inc. is the primary source of information, support, and guidance for creative writers. Founded in 1970, it is the nation’s largest nonprofit literary organization. The national office is located in New York City, with a California branch office based in Los Angeles.Poets & Writers is sponsored by The James Irvine Foundation.