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.

Schedule of Events

All times listed are Central time zone.

If events will be live streamed, Zoom links to the reading and roundtable events will be posted at the beginning of each week in various campus communications and on W@G social media; events will be captioned.

Follow us! @grinnellwriters (Twitter) and writers_at_grinnell (Instagram).

To request additional accessibility accommodations, please email De Dudley at least two (2) days prior to the event.

This information is subject to change. Check your email and follow us on social media for updates and additional information.

Thanks to Steven Duong ’19 for the cool graphics work and social media help for our year ahead.

The Writers@Grinnell line-up for the fall session kicks off Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 8 p.m.

Fall 2022

Kaveh Akbar and Paige Lewis

Tuesday, Sept. 20
4:15 p.m. Roundtable, Humanities and Social Studies Center (HSSC), Room S1325
8 p.m. Reading, Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center (JRC), Room 101

Belinda Huijuan Tang and Sarah Thankam Mathews

Thursday, Sept. 29
4:15 p.m. Roundtable, HSSC, Room S1325
8 p.m. Reading, Pioneer Bookshop

Sequoia Nagamatsu ’04

Tuesday, Oct. 11
4:15 p.m. Roundtable, HSSC, Room S1325
8 p.m. Reading, Rosenfield Center, Room 101

 Riva Lehrer

Thursday, Oct. 27
8 p.m. Reading, Bucksbaum Arts Center, Grinnell College Museum of Art (GCMoA)

Amy Silverberg

Tuesday, Nov. 1
4:15 p.m. Roundtable, HSSC, Room S1325

8 p.m. Reading, Rosenfield Center, Room 101

jessica Care moore

Friday, Nov. 11
Student Poetry Performance, time to be determined, Rosenfield Center, Room 101

Spring 2023

The event list is forthcoming!

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