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Vol. CLIV, Issue 4
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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,...

Tess Gallagher inspires creativity and resilience in writing

Kaitlin Cho, A&E Reporter October 9, 2019

On Thursday, Oct. 3, poet Tess Gallagher came onto the Kimball Theatre stage to read numerous poems from her most recent book, "Is, Is Not", and speak about her inspirations, travels and personal stories.  “It...

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.

Visiting writer tries to reconcile Mormonism, personal history

Geoffrey Leach November 13, 2014
On Thursday, Nov. 13, Shawn Vestal will give a talk as part of Whitman’s Visiting Writers Reading Series. Vestal will talk about his writing which includes a collection of short stories named “Godforsaken Idaho” and his memoir “A.K.A. Charles Abbott.”
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.

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.
Credit: Allie Felt

David Chariandy brings powerful cultural perspectives to campus

Kyle Howe September 15, 2011
On Monday, Whitman students had a chance to hear acclaimed Canadian writer David Chariandy read the first chapter of his novel, "Soucouyant." Chariandy, who teaches at Simon Fraser University, was nominated for numerous prestigious awards with the novel's publication, including the 2009 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.
Credit: Hubanks

Visiting writer Lydia Davis comes to Whitman

caitlinhardee November 2, 2009
English students and faculty played host to writer Lydia Davis this Monday and her talk returned the favor.
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