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Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
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Whitman Wire

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Whitman Wire

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Maggie Nelson Debuts Live Reading of Like Love: Essays and Conversations on Campus

Alexa Grechishkin, Campus Life Editor April 11, 2024

As members of the Whitman community ambled into Reid’s Ballroom on April 4, they were greeted with an offering of a screen printed original artwork made by students in collaboration with the Visiting...

Visiting Writers Reading Series sparks conversation on campus

Jaime Fields, Campus Life Editor April 13, 2023

On Thursday, April 6, dozens of students and faculty members gathered on Zoom to hear a reading by poet Jane Miller. This reading was the penultimate event in the 2022-2023 Visiting Writers Reading Series,...

Joy Castro speaks about fertility choices in an era of climate anxiety

Ahmed Elsayed, Campus Life Reporter December 9, 2021

On Thursday, Dec. 2, Whitman welcomed writer Joy Castro to campus, albeit virtually. Castro is a Willa Cather professor of English and ethnic studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, novelist and...

Johanna Stoberock explores fictional worlds during Visiting Writers Reading Series

Sienna Axe, A&E Reporter February 13, 2020

It’s a question out of a fairy tale: what if, instead of accumulating in the ocean or in one of the millions of man-made dumps around the world, all of humanity’s trash washed up on one island? And...

Writer and former Whitman Professor, Jaun Martinez, reads exceprts of his book Best Worst American and shares advice on witing stories.

VWRS Fiction Writer Juan Martinez Visits Campus

Cy Burchenal, Staff Reporter February 8, 2018

New and experienced writers alike had much to learn from the latest Visiting Writers Reading Series talk, featuring fiction writer Juan Martinez in Kimball Theatre on Thursday, Feb. 1. Martinez, the...

Ana Maria Spagna Provides Evening of Nonfiction Reading

Alex Lupton, Staff Reporter October 21, 2017

Professor Ana Maria Spagna’s stories visibly enraptured audience members as she read aloud selections from her works in Kimball Auditorium on Thursday, Oct. 19. This reading was part of Whitman’s...

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.
Acclaimed Writer Barry Lopez Shares Stories with Whitman

Acclaimed Writer Barry Lopez Shares Stories with Whitman

Hannah Bartman September 19, 2013
Premier nature writer Barry Lopez spoke in Maxey Auditorium on September, 12th. Students, teachers, and community members listened eagerly as read passages from his works, as well as shared his thoughts on climate change and the environment.
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.

The Visiting Writers Reading Series Returns

Jacqueline Rees-Mikula September 26, 2012
The Visiting Writers Reading Series returns, featuring Visiting Assistant Professor of English Robert Schlegel and his poetry this Thursday.

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 his work for the ultimate reading.

Visiting Writers Reading Series welcomes pair of celebrated poets to campus

Alex Hagen April 12, 2012
On Thursday, April 12, the next installment of Whitman's Visiting Writers Reading Series will take place at 7:00 p.m. in Kimball Auditorium. The event will feature readings from Suzanne Buffam and Srikanth Reddy, both of whom teach at the University of Chicago in addition to writing and publishing poetry and other works.
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