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Alex Dimitrov reading at the Visiting Writers Series event at the end of September. Photo by Lone Fullerton.

Visiting Writers, Lasting Lessons

Megan Hearst, Staff Writer October 7, 2015
The upcoming VWRS events will span many different disciplines.
Roberta Davidson to Step Down as Whitman English Faculty Member

Roberta Davidson to Step Down as Whitman English Faculty Member

Hannah Bartman May 15, 2014

Professor of English Roberta Davidson will bring her 26-year career at Whitman to an end at the end of this year in order to move to southern California to write fiction. This year, Davidson has been...

Creative Voices of Whitman

Sarah Cornett May 13, 2013

It is no secret that the Whitman community is one full of passionate people. As a prospective student, I decided to come to Whitman for that reason. Whitties are all really interested in something and...

Visiting Writer Matt Bondurant Offers Advice, Sheds Light on Hollywood

Mallory Martin November 15, 2012

On Thursday, Nov. 8, the Whitman Visiting Writers Reading Series continued with a visit from novelist Matt Bondurant, who read from his latest novel, "The Night Swimmer." Currently a professor of...

Photos by Allie Felt.

Brenda Shaughnessy Lights Up Kimball Theatre

Mallory Martin October 31, 2012

On Thursday, Oct. 25, Whitman's Visiting Writers Reading Series welcomed poet and Rutgers University professor Brenda Shaughnessy to Kimball Theatre to a small but lively audience. Shaughnessy lit up the...

Acclaimed writer George Saunders visits campus

Mallory Martin April 26, 2012

Whitman's Visiting Writers Reading Series welcomes its seventh and final speaker for the year to campus on Thursday, April 26. New York Times bestselling author and columnist George Saunders will share...

Award-winning writer Camille Dungy visits campus

Mallory Martin February 9, 2012

On Thursday, Feb. 7, acclaimed author Camille T. Dungy will be visiting Kimball Auditorium in the fourth installment of this year's Visiting Writers Series. "It is a tremendous event that the campus...

Terrance Hayes spellbinds audience in Visiting Writers reading

Alex Hagen November 10, 2011

Distinguished poet Terrance Hayes was the latest writer to visit campus as part of the Visiting Writers Reading Series, delivering a lively and profound reading of some of his latest work on Thursday,...

Literary star Carmen Giménez Smith visits campus

caitlinhardee October 20, 2011

On certain Thursday nights, students and community members gather to fall under the storyteller's spell. The Visiting Writers Reading Series was created to bring writers and poets to the college. These...

Credit: Charlie Li

Juan Martinez enthralls in latest Visiting Writers event

Alex Hagen October 6, 2011

On Thursday, Sept. 29, Visiting Assistant Professor of English Juan Martinez graced Kimball Auditorium with an intimate reading of his two new short stories. Martinez, whose work has been published in...

Credit: Hubanks

Visiting writer Lydia Davis comes to Whitman

caitlinhardee November 2, 2009

As the Visiting Writers series began its second event this year, English department students and faculty alike awaited the arrival of literary figure Lydia Davis. Renowned for her short stories, the...

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