Readings and Events

​CHSBS Visiting Writers Series
The Creative Writing program features readings by poets and writers of national prominence in the Visiting Writers Series, sponsored by the College of Health, Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Recent visitors include: Terrance Hayes, Louise Gluck, Meg Kearney, John Rybicki, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Ross Gay, Peter Markus, Raymond McDaniel, Robert Vivian, Eric Pankey, Kass Fleisher, Paula McLain,​ Steve Tomasula, Lance Olsen, Sheila Heti, Thomas Lynch,  Harold Jaffe, Matthea Harvey, Lex Williford, Charles Baxter, Brian Evenson, Jack Driscoll, Robert Creeley, Donald Revell, Cris Mazza, Laura Mullen, Tom Sleigh, Laura Kasischke, Mark Halliday, Stuart Dybek, Forrest Gander, Gary Gildner, Lance Henson, bell hooks, Janet Kauffman, Judith Minty, E. Ethelbert Miller, N. Scott Momaday, Jean Valentine, Ander Monson and ZZ Packer.

Readers for 2015-2016 include Toi Derricotte, Jeff Kass, Scott Beal, Carolyn Dunn, Heather Slomski, Josie Kearns, Michael Sikkema, Jen Tynes, and Andy Mozina.​ Please "like" our Facebook page, Central English/Creative Writing, to follow the schedule of upcoming readings and events." ​

Faculty & Student Readings

The Creative Writing program also features annual readings by its faculty members, and as well as student readings by undergraduate and graduates, including a reading by contributors to the university literary magazines, Central Review and Temenos.