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Writers in Residence

Each year, the English Department invites three esteemed writers to visit graduate and undergraduate classes, meet one-on-one with select students, and offer evening readings.

2017-18 Writers in Residence

Diane Seuss, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m.in Walter Hall Rotunda

Marjorie Celona, Jan. 25 at 7:30 p.m.in Walter Hall Rotunda

Robert Long Foreman, Feb. 21 at 7:30 p.m.in Walter Hall Rotunda

2016-17 Writers in Residence

Dinah Lenney

Claire Bateman

Rachel B. Glaser

2015-16 Writers in Residence

  • William Olsen.
  • Crystal Wilkinson
  • Steven Church

2014-15 Writers in Residence

  • Charles D'Ambrosio
  • David Rivard
  • Elena Passarello

Recent Writers in Residence News

Ohio University’s Spring Literary Festival is April 3 to 5. One of this year’s featured authors is Stephanie Powell Watts, who won the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence for her debut story collection,We Are Taking Only What We Need(2012), also named one of 2013s Best Summer Reads byO: […]

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Ohio University’s Spring Literary Festival will take place April 3 through April 5. One of this year’s featured authors is Claire Vaye Watkins was born in Bishop, California in 1984. She was raised in the Mojave Desert, in Tecopa, California and Pahrump, Nevada. A graduate of the University of Nevada […]

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Ohio University’s Spring Literary Festival is April 3 to 5. One of this year’s featured authors is poet and novelist Laura Kasischke, who was born in Grand Rapids, Mich., and teaches in the MFA program at the University of Michigan. Her books of poetry includeWild Brides(1992),Fire and Flower(1998),Dance and Disappear(2002),Gardening […]

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Ohio University’s Spring Literary Festival is April 3 to 5. One of this year’s featured authors is Mark Doty, who is the author of several collections of poetry, most recentlyDeep Lane(W. W. Norton, 2015);A Swarm, A Flock, A Host: A Compendium of Creatures(Prestel, 2013);Fire to Fire: New and Selected Poems(HarperCollins, […]

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Ohio University’s Spring Literary Festival is April 3 to 5. One of this year’s featured authors is Kiese Laymon, a black southern writer, born and raised in Jackson, Miss. Laymon attended Millsaps College and Jackson State University before graduating from Oberlin College. He earned an MFA in Fiction from Indiana […]

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Author Sarah Minor, Ph.D. candidate in English (nonfiction), will discuss and demonstrate her installation of visual essays, “Beasts of the Interior by Sarah Minor: Creative Writing Off The Page,” on Wednesday, March 6, at 3 p.m., starting on the fouth floor of Alden Library. Minor will be discussing and demonstrating […]

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Ohio Universitys English Department welcomes back four alumni for panels on How to Get a Cool Job: A Chat with English Alumni Who’ve Made It on Friday, Feb. 1, in Ellis 109. The event features two discussion panels, as well as free Avalanche Pizza. Panelists will discuss the job market […]

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Dr. Amritjit Singh, OHIO’s Langston Hughes Professor of English, gives a talk titled “Revisiting the Harlem Renaissance, 1914-1937” on Friday, Jan. 18. Time: Refreshments at 5:30 p.m., discussion at 6 p.m. Location: AAAS Community Extension Center | Mount Vernon Ave., Columbus, OH 43203 Abstract: This talk on African American writers […]

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At College of Arts & Sciences Alumni-Student Networking Reception, students can meet with two current doctoral students and an alumna who have achieved widespread recognition as poets, essayists, and novelists. Hugh Martin, Justin Mundhenk, andE. M. Tran will meet with students and provide advice on publication opportunities, graduate school programs, […]

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Aaron Schwarz ’11 Meet the Ohio University English alum who manages American Airlines digital platforms and just launched the new AAdvantage redesign, including a mobile app, on Friday, Feb. 1, at 3 p.m. in Ellis 014. Aaron Schwarz (’11) has held several positions in the corporate digital marketing world and […]

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