Writers@Grinnell, the English department’s reading series, brings to campus writers of all kinds: poets, novelists, memoirists, essayists, radio essayists, columnists, graphic memoirists, playwrights, and short story writers. Believing language to be a dynamic and communal medium, we give its crafted versions the attention they deserve, and we take seriously the importance of diverse perspectives. Recent visitors include African-American and Latino writers, international writers, LGBT writers, blind and deaf writers, bi-polar writers, and writers with mobility impairments. Through the generous support of an anonymous donor, every year we host a distinguished author reading and an interdisciplinary creative writing event.

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Award winning author Bennett Sims will read from his work and discuss writing, followed by the announcement of the spring writing contest winners.

Bestselling author, musician, and screenwriter James McBride and The Good Lord Bird Band perform at the next Writers @ Grinnell event.

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