Past Readings

2017-2018

Benjamin Percy

Roy Scranton

Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor

Kiese Laymon & R. Dwayne Betts

Jamaal May & Tarfia Faizullah

Louis Jenkins

Carmen Machado & Alissa Nutting

Lynn Powell

The Grinnell Review

Thisbe Nissen & Jay Baron Nicorvo

Mark Montgomery and Irene "Tinker" Powell

Ocean Vuong

Marlon James

Roxane Gay

Stephen Kuusisto

Hugo Hamilton

Deborah Whaley

The Grinnell Review

2016-2017

 Hai-Dang Phan with Rick Barot

Chris Martin

Kazim Ali

Dan Chaon & Lynda Barry

Connelly Lecture - Rey Chow

Hugo Hamilton, Irish novelist

Gabrielle Calvocoressi

The Grinnell Review

Junot Diaz

Nichelle Tramble

Dale Maharidge with Michael Williamson

James McBride & The Good Lord Bird Band

Bennett Sims

The Grinnell Review

2015-16

Dean Bakopoulos

 Kiese Laymon

Jami Attenberg

 Ed Hirsch

Antonya Nelson

 Richard Russo

Jeffrey Harrison

The Grinnell Review

Edwidge Danticat

Stephanie Ford

Roxane Gay (CANCELLED)

Rob Spillman

Alissa Nutting

The Grinnell Review

2014-15

Kazim Ali

Tom Rayfiel

 Mary Szybist

Jess Row

T. Geronimo Johnson

Grinnell Review

 Nami Mun

Brian Turner

Alison Bechdel

Daphne Kalotay

Grinnell Review

2013-14

Reading by Grinnell College faculty members; George Barlow, Dean Bakopoulos, Mike Cavanagh, Hai-Dang Phan, Paula Smith and Ralph Savarese

Joy Castro

Nathan Hoks and Roger Reeves

Camille Dungy.

Julie Kane

Grinnell Review

Elizabeth Graver

Eduardo Coral

Elizabeth Kolbert

Edwidge Danticat

Grinnell Review

2012-13

Natalie Bakopoulos

Sam Tanenhaus

Charles Baxter

May-lee Chai '89

Ron Wallace

Davy and Peter Rothbart of FOUND magazine

Grinnell Review

Reading from Randa Jarrar

Verlyn Klinkenborg

Natasha Trethewey

Katha Politt

Madeleine Thein

Grinnell Review

2011-2012

Dean Bakopoulos

Nell Regan

Ed Pavlic

Susanne Antonetta

Bruce Whiteman

Jeff Porter

Jane Bernstein

Grinnell Review

Marty Dobrow

Kevin Brockmeier

Jennifer Finney Boylan

Mark Doty

In Acting Shakespeare

Ralph Savarese and Mike Cavanagh

Grinnell Review

2010-2011

Jeremy Jackson

Curtis Sittenfeld

Barry Lopez

Patricia Hampl

J. Harley McIlrath

Grinnell Review reading

Mark Montgomery and Ira Strauber

Richard Kenney

Dorothy Allison

Ilya Kaminsky and Gary Shteyngart

Yusef Komunyakaa

Grinnell Review Reading

2009-2010

Reading by Grinnell faculty members David Campbell and Josh Emmons

Floyd Skloot

Sam Tanenhaus '77

Mary Helen Stefaniak

Mary Swander

Tomaz Salamun

Grinnell Review Reading

Talk by Hal Wert

 Faculty reading by George Barlow and Kesho Scott

Deborah Ager

Leslie Marmon Silko

Edward P. Jones

Edward Hirsch '72

Terri Witek and Cyriaco Lopes

Paul Harding

2008-2009

John Domini

Adrienne Rich

Stephen Kuusisto, Jim Crenner, and David Weiss

David Mura'74

Francisco Aragon

Montserrat Fontes

Matt Brennan '77

Jeff Porter

Russell Leong

Quincy Troupe

Michael Hofmann

V.V. Ganeshananthan and Saadi Simawe

Adina Hoffman

Vince Gotera

2007-2008

Rick Wirick

Kevin Kopelson

Marvin Bell

Peter Cole

Judith Tannenbaum

Tessa Rumsey

Amy Scattergood

Grinnell Review Reading

Josh Elder

Padget Powell

F. D. Reeve

F. D. Reeve and Eric Chasalow

Steve Andrews and Harley McIlrath

Distinguished Author Ana Castillo

Steve Kuusisto and Kenny Fries

2006-2007

Elizabeth Graver

Brian Strause '90

Francine Prose

Terri Witek

Page Coulter

Eugene Gloria

Molly Peacock

David Campbell

Geri Doran

Stephen Kuusisto

Marvin Bell

Lan Samantha Chang

John Edgar Wideman

Ralph Savarese

2005-2006

Kevin Brockmeier

William Logan

Margot Livesey

Marilyn Chin

Dan O'Brien

Dominic Smith

Joy Castro

Marilynne Robinson

Rebecca Wee

Willard Spiegelman

Ed Hirsch '72

Emily Wilson

2004-2005

Slimane Benaissa

Steven Sidor '90

Debra Marquart

James Hynes

Pete Fromm

W.S. Merwin

2003-2004

Taha Muhammad Ali

Michael Hoffman

Eric Pankey and Jennifer Atkinson

Daniel Beachy-Quick

Elizabeth McCracken

David Lynn

Brenda Hillman

Margaret McMullan '82

Christopher Merrill

Kevin Brockmeier

Judith Mitchell

Robert Olen Butler

2002-2003

Erika Krouse '91

Derek Walcott

May-Lee Chai '89

F.D. Reeve

Chris Offutt

David Mura '74

Alex Parsons

Sheryl St. Germaine

Cole Swensen

David Heath '81

Kevin Brockmeier

Ellen Bryant Voigt