Writers@Grinnell brings to campus writers of all kinds: poets, novelists, memoirists, essayists, radio essayists, columnists, graphic memoirists, playwrights, and short story writers.

“Interacting with writers, hearing them not only read from their work but also talk about their achievements and struggles, helps us to see that literature is a living tradition,” says Ralph Savarese, professor of English and director of the program. “Writers@Grinnell works its magic in the way that the College does generally: by allowing students to discover and cultivate a passionate commitment to engaged living. Students learn that carefully and beautifully crafted words matter.”

The program is not designed just for student writers. “The program serves interdisciplinary learning by showcasing writers who take up matters of politics or history or science, for example — the latter is a loose but common thread in the work of a number of this year's visitors," Savarese says.

Fall Schedule of Events

All events are free and open to the public.

Adrienne Celt '06

Roundtable: 4:15 p.m., September 6, Rosenfield Center, Room 209
Reading: 8 p.m., September 6, Rosenfield Center, Room 101

Jamel Brinkley

Roundtable: 4:15 p.m., September 13, Rosenfield Center, Room 209
Reading: 8 p.m., September 13, Faulconer Gallery, BCA

Samantha Irby

Roundtable: 4:15 p.m., September 20, Rosenfield Center, Room 209
Reading: 8 p.m., September 20, Rosenfield Center, Room 101

Alisa Ganieva

Reading & Welcome Reception: 8 p.m., September 27, Rosenfield Center, Room 101

Solmaz Sharif

Roundtable: 4:15 p.m., October 4, TBA
Reading: 8 p.m., October 4, TBA

Kaveh Akbar

Roundtable: 4:15 p.m., November 1, Rosenfield Center, Room 101
Reading: 8 p.m., November 1, Faulconer Gallery, BCA

Ralph Savarese

Book release celebration and Reading: 8 p.m., November 8, Rosenfield Center, Room 101

 

Spring Schedule of Events - Dates, times, and locations TBD.

(Additional events will be added as details are finalized.)

All events are free and open to the public.

February - 2019

Christopher Castellani

Margot Livesey

Sam Chang

March - 2019

Hai-Dang Phan

April - 2019

Distinguished Author: Tyehimba Jess

Armando Montaño Memorial Reading: Wil Haygood

Aimee Nezhukamathil