Fall 2019

Visiting Writers Reading Series

Thursday, October 17, 4:30 pm, SC 239. The Visiting Writers Series presents a Q&A with poet Ilya Kaminsky. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Department of English and the Creative Writing program.

Thursday October 17, 7:30 pm, WTHR 104.  The Visiting Writers Series presents a reading with poet Ilya Kaminsky. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Department of English and the Creative Writing program.

 

Thursday, November 7, 4:30 pm, SC 239. The Visiting Writers Series presents a Q&A with author Diane Cook.  Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Department of English and the Creative Writing program.

Thursday, November 7, 7:30 pm, Krannert Auditorium.  The Visiting Writers Series presents a reading with author Diane Cook.  Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Department of English and the Creative Writing program.


History of Purdue Literary Awards and Visiting Writers

Literary Awards has been an institution at Purdue since 1928. Speakers have included: Sherwood Anderson, Tennessee Williams, Thornton Wilder, Eudora Welty, Robert Frost, Katharine Ann Porter, Saul Bellow, Gwendolyn Brooks, John Ashbery, Grace Paley, Adrienne Rich, Edward Albee, Derek Walcott, Louise Erdrich, Russell Banks, Seamus Heaney, Tony Kushner, Charles Wright, Maxine Hong Kingston, Sherman Alexie, Michael Chabon, Rita Dove, Annie Proulx, Charles Simic and Michael Cunningham. For more information about Literary Awards, please visit: http://www.cla.purdue.edu/literary-awards/

Recent Visiting Writers to the MFA program have included: Brigit Pegeen Kelly, Li-Young Lee, Edward P. Jones, Russell Edson, Andre Dubus III, Alicia Ostriker, Quan Barry, Michael Martone, Heather McHugh, Steve Yarbrough, Ellen Bryant Voigt, Denise Duhamel, Charles Baxter, Joyce Carol Oates, Adam Zagajewski, Peter Ho Davies, Jane Hamilton, Lan Samantha Chang, A. Van Jordan, Carl Phillips, Helena María Viramontes, Natasha Trethewey, Dorothy Allison, Dan Chaon, Julie Otsuka, Maurice Manning, Edith Pearlman, Jess Walter, Terrance Hayes and Antonya Nelson.

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