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English Writing and Literary Events

Campus and community members peruse a book table at the Spring Literary Festival.
Campus and community members peruse a book table at the Spring Literary Festival.

Performers from Students to Renowned Writers and Poets

The English Department hosts several readings and presentations—free and open to the public—that allow creative writing faculty and students to present their work and to bring in outside writers and scholars to share their experiences.

Recent Literary Events

Visiting Fiction Visitor | Marjorie Celona, Jan. 25

Marjorie Celona, portraitThe English Department’s 2018 visiting fiction visitor, Marjorie Celona, gives a reading on Thursday, Jan. 25, at 7:30 in Walter Hall Rotunda. Celona received her MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she was an Iowa Arts Fellow and recipient of the John C. Schupes fellowship. Her stories have appeared in Best […]

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Posted on 01/01/2018

Just the Right Amount of ‘Too-Muchness’: The Visceral Poetry of Diane Seuss, Dec. 7

Diane SeussThe Ohio University Creative Writing Program hosts Visiting Poet Diane Seuss, for a reading on Thursday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m., in Walter Hall Rotunda. By Abby Mohler, intern for the Office of Special Programs The poet Diane Seuss writes imaginatively, lyrically, and lushly about the transition from girlhood and […]

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Posted on 12/01/2017

Visiting Nonfiction Writer Steven Church, Feb. 18

Steven ChurchThe Ohio University Creative Writing program announces Writer in Residence and American essayist Steven Church, who reads from his work on Thursday, Feb. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Walter Hall Rotunda. A reception follows the event, which is free and open to the public. Church is the author of […]

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Posted on 02/01/2016

Writer in Residence | Poet William Olsen, Oct. 8

Dr. William OlsenThe Ohio University Creative Writing program announces its three Writers in Residence for 2015-16, leading off with William Olsen on Thursday, Oct. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in Walter Hall Rotunda. Olsen has published five books of poetry, including Sand Theory (Northwestern, 2011). His awards include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National […]

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Posted on 10/08/2015

Visiting Writer David Rivard Reads His Poetry, Feb. 26

David RivardThe Creative Writing Program presents its third visiting writer of the 2014-15 academic year, David Rivard, reading from his work on Thursday, Feb. 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the Walter Hall Rotunda. A book signing and reception follow. Rivard is the author of five books of poetry: Otherwise Elsewhere, Sugartown, […]

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Posted on 02/26/2015

Visiting Fiction Writer Charles D’Ambrosio, Jan. 29

The Creative Writing Program presents its second visiting writer of the 2014-15 academic year, Charles D’Ambrosio, who will read from his work Thursday, Jan. 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the Walter Hall Rotunda. A book signing and reception will follow. D’Ambrosio is the author of two collections of short stories, […]

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Posted on 01/29/2015

Creative Writing: Elena Passarello Reads from Her Work, Oct. 9

Elena PassarelloThe Creative Writing Program presents its first visiting writer of 2014-15, Elena Passarello, who will read from her work Thursday, Oct. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Walter Hall Rotunda. A book signing and reception follows. Passarello’s essays on pop culture, music, the performing arts, and the natural world have […]

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Posted on 10/09/2014

Writer in Residence Roxanne Gay, Oct. 24

Visiting essayist Roxane Gay visits campus to read from her work on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Faculty Commons of Alden Library. Gay is part of the Writers in Residence series presented by the Creative Writing program. Gay’s writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Best American […]

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Posted on 10/01/2013