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Writers@Grinnell, the English department’s reading series, brings to campus writers of all kinds: poets, novelists, memoirists, essayists, radio essayists, columnists, graphic memoirists, playwrights, and short story writers. Believing language to be a dynamic and communal medium, we give its crafted versions the attention they deserve, and we take seriously the importance of diverse perspectives. Recent visitors include African-American and Latino writers, international writers, LGBT writers, blind and deaf writers, bi-polar writers, and writers with mobility impairments. Through the generous support of an anonymous donor, every year we host a distinguished author reading and an interdisciplinary creative writing event.

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Kiese Laymon & Dwayne Betts

Dwayne Betts and Kiese Laymon: Nov. 23, 2020

Authors and activists Reginald Dwayne Betts and Kiese Makeba Laymon discuss their newest works and discuss the intersection between creativity and justice. Moderated by Dean Bakopoulos.
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Danielle Evans and Laura van den Berg: Week of Dec. 7, 2020

Acclaimed short story masters Danielle V. Evans and Laura van den Berg share work from their new collections, followed by a conversation on the craft of short fiction with Dean Bakopoulos.
Charles Baxter

Charles Baxter: Week of Dec. 13

Please join Charles Baxter in conversation with Writers @ Grinnell director, Dean Bakopoulos to celebrate the release of his new book, "The Sun Collective", on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020 at 7 p.m.

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