Writers @ Grinnell Events

Showcasing Writers at Grinnell

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. “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 2019 Schedule of Events

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

All events are free and open to the public.

Danez Smith

Roundtable: 4:15 p.m., September 3, Rosenfield Center, Room 209
Reading: 8 p.m., September 3, Hotel Grinnell Auditorium

Keah Brown & Lyz Lenz

Roundtable: 4:15 p.m., September 12, Rosenfield Center, Room 209
Reading: 8 p.m., September 12, Rosenfield Center, Room 101

Charles Baxter

Roundtable: 4:15 p.m., September 23, Rosenfield Center, Room 101
Reading: 8 p.m., September 23, Rosenfield Center, Room 101

Kaveh Akbar

Reading: 8 p.m., September 26, Rosenfield Center, Room 101

Carlos Gamerro

Reading: 4:15 p.m., October 3, Humanities & Social Studies Complex (HSSC) S3325

Rob Nixon, Connelly Lecture

Reading: 8 p.m., October 10, Bucksbaum Arts Center, Room 131, Faulconer Gallery

Spring 2020 Schedule of Events

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

Garth Greenwell

Late February/Early March - TBD

Valeria Luiselli, Distinguished Author

Roundtable: 4:15 p.m., April 9, Rosenfield Center, Room 209
Reading: 8 p.m., April 2, Rosenfield Center, Room 101

Hanif Abdurraquib, Armando Montaño Memorial Reading

Roundtable: 4:15 p.m., April 16, Rosenfield Center, Room 209
Reading: 8 p.m., April 16, Rosenfield Center, Room 101

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