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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

"It's wicked bad out there," said writer Barry Lopez last Thursday night, Sept. 12, in Maxey Auditorium. "All people are coming into one fate because of climate change and the melting of ice caps. We know...

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...

The Visiting Writers Reading Series Returns

Jacqueline Rees-Mikula September 26, 2012

This week marks the return of Whitman's Visiting Writers Reading Series, a tradition inspired by Professor Katrina Roberts. "It seemed to me crucial when I arrived at Whitman over a decade ago to...

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...

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...

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...

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