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Visiting Writers Series

The Department of Creative Writing's Visiting Writers Series brings a number of distinguished authors to campus each semester. MFA students have the opportunity to work with notable visiting writers who give readings, participate in discussions, and visit classes.

Current Writers

2017-2018 Academic Year

Rattawut Lapcharoensap (Eminent Writer in Residence) - Spring

Cheryl Strayed

Previous Writers

2016-2017 Academic Year

Jennifer Moxley (Eminent Writer in Residence) - Fall

Jennifer Tennican

Eleni Sikelianos and Laird Hunt

2015-2016 Academic Year

Nam Le (Eminent Writer in Residence) - Spring

Laura Pritchett

James Longenbach

2014-2015 Academic Year

Bhanu Kapil (Eminent Writer in Residence)

Antonio Sacre

Julie Carr

Kent Nelson

Melanie Thon

Lance Olsen

Claudia Rankine

Sonja Livingston

2013-2014 Academic Year

Dinaw Mengestu (Eminent Writer in Residence)

Sherwin Bitsui (Eminent Writer in Residence)

Claire Vaye Watkins

Rachel Levitsky

Chris Cokinos

2012-2013 Academic Year

John Brandon

ZZ Packer

Mark Nowak (Eminent Writer in Residence)

Maggie Nelson (Eminent Writer in Residence)

CA Conrad

Brian Leung

2011-2012 Academic Year

Brian Kim Stefans (Digital Media Symposium)

Rebecca Lindenberg

John D'Agata (Eminent Writer in Residence)

Ann McCutchan

Charles Baxter

Camille Dungy

Colson Whitehead (Eminent Writer in Residence)

Ed Roberson (Eminent Writer in Residence)

2010-2011 Academic Year

Cathy Park Hong 

Ben Marcus

Rebecca Solnit (Eminent Writer in Residence)

Rattawut Lapcharoensap (Eminent Writer in Residence)

JanZwicky and Robert Bringhurst (Eminent Writers in Residence)

C.J. Box, Laura Bell, Mark Jenkins

2009-2010 Academic Year

Philip Gourevitch (Eminent Writer in Residence)

Edward P. Jones (Eminent Writer in Residence)

John D'Agata

Nicole Walker, Glen Pourciau, Gaby Calvocoressi

Kate Greenstreet

Rebecca Curtis

Don DeLillo

Thomas King

2008-2009 Academic Year

Jake Adam York and Jennifer S. Davis

Evie Shockley

James Salter

Chelsey Minnis, Lara Glenum, Arielle Greenberg

Salman Rushdie

Greg Pierotti

B.H. Fairchild

Manuel Munoz

Chris Bachelder, Karl Iagnemma, and Neela Vaswani

2007-2008 Academic Year

Michael Ondaatje

Art Spiegelman


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Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-3269

Fax: 307-766-3189


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