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
  • 1998-1999 - Seamus Heaney, Nobel Laureate
  • 1997-1998 - Stanley Kunitz