Visiting Writers Series: Laura van den Berg

Connelly Auditorium

Created in connection with the University’s recently launched Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, the new Visiting Writers Series features six acclaimed contemporary writers visiting the UArts campus each year. These distinguished poets, novelists and short story writers will give readings – all of which are free and open to the public – and meet with students in the Creative Writing major to discuss issues of craft and the writing life.

Laura van den Berg’s first collection of stories, What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us, was a Barnes & Noble “Discover Great New Writers” selection, long listed for the Story Prize and shortlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Award. Her second book of stories, The Isle of Youth, just published in November by Farrar, Straus & Giroux, was named one of Amazon's Ten Best Story Collections of 2013 and dubbed a "wonderful collection" by The New York Times.

Above: Poster of Laura van den Berg by Melissa Rothman '14 (Illustration).

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Philadelphia, PA 19102
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