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Fall 2022


Visiting Alumni Writers Jennifer Quartararo & Tyler Dettloff

Thursday, September 8th, 7:00 P.M.

Visiting Writers Poster


Visiting Scholar Stewart Cole

Friday, September 30th, 3:00 P.M.

Visiting Scholar Poster



Visiting Writer Alexander Weinstein

Thursday, October 6th

visiting writer Alex Weinstein
Alexander Weinstein is the author of the speculative fiction short story collections, Universal Love and Children of the New World, which was chosen as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and a best book of the year by NPR, Google, and Electric Literature. His fiction and interviews have appeared in Rolling Stone, World Literature Today, Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy, and Best American Experimental Writing. He is a recipient of a Sustainable Arts Foundation Award, and has been awarded the Lamar York, Gail Crump, Hamlin Garland, and New Millennium Prizes. He is the Director of The Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing and a Professor of Creative Writing at Siena Heights University.


Two Books, Two Communities: Featured Author Jean E. Pendziwol

Tuesday, October 11, 7:00 P.M.

Book poster


Visiting Writer Caroline Hovanec

Friday, October 14, 4:00 P.M.


Visiting Writers Poster


Advising Night

Tuesday, October 25, 4-6 P.M.

Advising Night  in Jamrich 3103



The Dead Writer's Reading & Sigma Tau Delta induction ceremony

Friday, October 28th, 5-8 P.M.

Dead Writers and Sigma Tau Delta poster


Visiting Scholar Dilli Guatam - Bethany's Refugee Services

Tuesday, November 8th, 6 P.M.

Visiting Scholar Dili Gautam and Refugee Event


Visiting Writer JJ Peña

Thursday, November 10th

Visiting Writers Poster JJ Peña

English MA - Virtual Information Session

Monday, November 14th, 4 P.M.


Masters event poster


English MA: Literature and the Environment concentration - Virtual Information Session

Friday, November 18th, 4 P.M.


Masters event poster


Winter 2023


Visiting Writer David Heska Wanbli Weiden

Thursday, March 10th

David Heska Wanbli Weiden (Sicangu Lakota Nation) is the author of the novel WINTER COUNTS (Ecco/HarperCollins, 2020), a national bestseller. He is a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice and his novel was named one of the Best Books of the year by NPR, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, CrimeReads, Deadly Pleasures, Air Mail, Financial Times, The Guardian, Daily Express (UK), The Mirror (UK), Daily Record (UK), and other magazines. WINTER COUNTS was also selected as an Amazon Best Book of 2020/Best Mystery and Thriller of the year; an Indie Next pick; and CrimeReads Best Noir Fiction, Best Debut, and Notable Selection for Best Crime Novel. Weiden has also published nonfiction in the New York Times, Shenandoah, and other journals, and short stories in a number of anthologies and magazines. His short story “Turning Heart” will appear in the 2022 Best American Mystery and Suspense Stories anthology. He’s also the author of the children’s book SPOTTED TAIL (Reycraft, 2019), a biography of the great Lakota leader and winner of the 2020 Spur Award from the Western Writers of America.


Visiting Writer Yanyi

Thursday, April 13th

Yanyi is the author of Dream of the Divided Field (One World 2022) and The Year of Blue Water (Yale University Press 2019), winner of the 2018 Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize. His workvhas been featured at NPR’s All Things Considered, New York Public Library, Tin House, Granta, and A Public Space, and he is the recipient of fellowships from Asian American Writers’ Workshop and Poets House. He holds an MFA in Poetry from New York University. He was most recently poetry editor at Foundry. Currently, he teaches creative writing at large and gives creative advice at The Reading.