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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

Blue and white image: spoken and heard written in centerThe year’s fourth installment of a local reading series, Spoken & Heard: Poetry of Departure and Relevance, takes place on June 13 at The Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens. The reading will feature New York Times best-selling poet, essayist, and cultural critic, Hanif Abdurraqib and Clevelands premier beat poet, […]

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Blue and white image: spoken and heard written in centerThe year’s third installment of a local reading series, Spoken & Heard: Poetry of Departure and Relevance, takes place on May 9 at The Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens. The reading will feature two of Kentuckys best: Ron Houchin, winner of the Appalachian Book of the Year in Poetry, […]

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Kiese Laymon, portraitLearn more about Kiese Laymon’s work and Lit Fest events By Madison Foltz Kiese Laymon begins Heavy with the insistence that he wanted to write a lie. But he then lists every reason why that lie was not worth writing. He doesnt want to lie because he needs to be […]

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Stephanie Powell Watts, portraitOhio 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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Claire Vaye Watkins, portraitOhio 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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Laura Kasischke, portraitOhio 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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Mark Doty, portraitOhio 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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Kiese Laymon, portraitOhio 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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Blue and white image: spoken and heard written in centerThe latest installment of a local reading series, Spoken & Heard: Poetry of Departure and Relevance, will take place on April 11 at The Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens. The reading will feature West Virginia Poet Laureate Marc Harshman and poet, as well as multidisciplinary artist and OHIO Assistant […]

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outdoor headshot Sarah Minor, doctoral candidate in creative writingAuthor 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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