2015-2016 Visiting Writers Series Events Announced!
The Visiting Writers Series is proud to announce the schedule of events for the 2015-2016 academic year!
Our first speaker, Ravi Howard, won the 2008 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence for the novel Like Trees, Walking and was a finalist for the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award.
Howard's 2015 novel, Driving the King, focalizes American race and class through Nat Weary, childhood friend, defender, and driver of Nat King Cole.
About the Visiting Writers Series
In a city long known for its creative activity and writers—including Walt Whitman, Langston Hughes, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Katherine Anne Porter, Sterling Brown, William Meredith, and Doris Grumbach—we continue the tradition by serving as a lively venue for creative work by both established and emerging writers.
Former visiting writers and writers in residence include Grace Paley, Amy Bloom, Thomas Mallon, Andre Dubus III and Tim O'Brien. See the partial list of past visiting writers below.
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