Throughout the academic year, a number of Visiting Writers, as well as distinguished alumni and publishing faculty are here on campus to offer readings, talks and workshops, and to contribute to an inclusive atmosphere of creativity and support. Our vibrant reading series generally takes place on Wednesdays, 6pm in Russell House and in 2022-23 will include the following: 

9/28: Distinguished Writer in Residence, Yuri Herrera 

10/5Sister Spit Tour: Michelle Tea and Sini Anderson w. Cristy C. Roads, Julian Degdo Lopera, Mya Spalter, Sara Seinberg, and Vera Blossom *co-sponsored with Theater Department 

11/16Hafizah Augustus Geter *co-sponsored by Wesleyan University PressAfrican American Studies and the Center for African American Studies

2/15:  Millett Reading: Jacqueline Woodson 

2/22: Visiting Creative Writing Faculty in English: Emma Copley Eisenberg, A. H. Jerriod Avant, and Jeremy Tiang

3/8: Francisco Goldman

3/29: Merve Emre (Distinguished Writer in Residence) in conversation with author Lauren Elkin

4/19: Joan Jakobson Visiting Writers: His Name Is George Flyod authors Robert Samuels and Toluse Olorunnipa

4/26: Jacob Julien Visiting Writers: Megha Majumdar and alum Diana Goetsch