Our upcoming and final event of the semester will be a reading by our graduating seniors. This event will be held on Thursday, April 13th at 6 pm in Hall of Letters 100. We welcome you to join us in supporting and congratulating our seniors on all they have accomplished!

                              Visiting Writers Series

The Visiting Writers Series is a regularly scheduled reading series, which brings highly regarded writers of diverse backgrounds and approaches to campus to share their work and interact with students, faculty, and the larger university and Redlands communities.  Typically, authors read from their work at an event for the campus community and the general public, followed by an open discussion, then a reception and book-signing opportunity.  Earlier in the day, visiting writers often meet with seminar and workshop students to discuss their work and their careers, while also engaging with faculty members in discussions of creative writing.

Notable recent visitors:

Claudia Rankine Who read from and discussed her much-lauded non-fiction/poetry hybrid Citizen, a finalist for the National Book Award

Kathryn Davis Whose novels include Versailles and Duplex, a New York Times Notable Book

Marianne Boruch Winner of the 2013 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, the largest prize in American poetry, for her collection The Book of Hours

Laila Lalami  Author of The Moor’s Account, a winner of the American Book Award for the Novel and Pulitzer Prize Finalist, read from her novel and also spoke on Islamophobia

Dana Spiotta A two-time finalist for the National Book Award for her novels Stone Arabia and Eat the Document

David Treuer A novelist and non-fiction author, whose books include Little and Rez Life: An Indian’s Journey Through Reservation Life

Amy Gerstler Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Poetry Award

Christopher Cokinos Writer of nonfiction and poem/essay hybrids, including Hope is the Thing With Feathers and Bodies, of the Holocene

David L. Ulin Book Critic for the Los Angeles Times, and author of the nonfiction books The Myth of Solid Ground and The Art of Reading

Dana Johnson Author of Elsewhere, California and Break Any Woman Down, winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, and nominee for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award

Manuel Muñoz & Lisa Alvarez Both prose writers whose stories appeared in Sudden Fiction Latino

Other recent poets: Gillian Conoley, Kathleen Graber, Connie Voisine, Kurt Brown, Mark Cox, Rusty Morrison, Douglas Kearney & Matthew Zapruder

Other recent prose authors: Michael Jaime Becerra, Naeem Murr, Ander Monson, Pamela Painter, Sean Carswell, Michelle Tea & Kate Bernheimer