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The University of the Arts' Visiting Writers Series is sponsored by the BFA Program in Creative Writing. It features acclaimed contemporary writers who visit campus each year. These distinguished poets, novelists, short story writers and screenwriters give readings – all of which are free and open to the public – and meet with Creative Writing majors to discuss literary craft and the writing life.

 

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2018-2019 Visiting Writers

  • Carmen Maria Machado
  • Roger Reeves
  • Joe Swanberg
  • Jacob Saenz
  • Carlos Rios
  • Immigrant Voices: p.e. garcia, Nimisha Ladva, and Afaq Mahmoud, moderated by Prof. Rahul Mehta

2017-2018 Visiting Writers

  • Siobhan Fallon
  • Rachel Eliza Griffiths
  • Alex Ross Perry
  • Joe Gangemi
  • Rahul Mehta

2016 - 2017 Visiting Writers

  • Annie Liontas
  • Gregory Pardlo
  • Lesley Arfin
  • Kevin Moffett
  • David Greenberg
  • Heather Tone

2015 - 2016 Visiting Writers

  • Darin Strauss
  • Naomi Guttman
  • Alison Bagnall
  • Liz Moore
  • Siobhan Vivian '01
  • Alicia Jo Rabins

2014 - 2015 Visiting Writers

  • Kazim Ali
  • David Simon
  • Katherine Bode-Lang
  • Asali Solomon
  • Elise Juska

2013 - 2014 Visiting Writers

  • Joyce Carol Oates
  • Cole Swensen
  • Laura van den Berg
  • Tomás Q. Morín
  • Zach Savich
  • Scott McCloud