Past Readings


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


 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


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


Kazim Ali

Tom Rayfiel

 Mary Szybist

Jess Row

T. Geronimo Johnson

Grinnell Review

 Nami Mun

Brian Turner

Alison Bechdel

Daphne Kalotay

Grinnell Review


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Slimane Benaissa

Steven Sidor '90

Debra Marquart

James Hynes

Pete Fromm

W.S. Merwin


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


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

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