Readings and Lectures

The Visiting Writers Series

The Visiting Writers Reading Series brings established and emerging writers to share work with the community. The series is sponsored by the English Department with additional support from the Mabel Groseclose Fund.

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The Walt Whitman Lecture

An annual reading by a prominent writer sponsored by the English Department with support from the Mabel Groseclose Fund and the Office of the President.

  • 2013-2014 Mark Strand, Former U.S. Poet Laureate
  • 2008-2009 Charles Simic, Former U.S. Poet Laureate
  • 2007-2008 Richard Wilbur, Former U.S. Poet Laureate
  • 2005-2006 Galway Kinnell
  • 2004-2005 Billy Collins, Former U.S. Poet Laureate
  • 2003-2004 W.S Merwin
  • 2002-2003: Derek Walcott, Nobel Laureate
  • 2001-2002: Robert Pinsky
  • 2000-2001: Adrienne Rich
  • 1999-2000: Louise Gluck
  • 1998-99: Seamus Heaney, Nobel Laureate
  • 1997-98: Stanley Kunitz