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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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Jumi Bello, Soliel Ho, and Concepcion De Leon

Writers After Grinnell Alumni Panel with Jumi Bello, Soleil Ho, and Concepción de León

Thursday, March 4, 7 p.m. In our occasional series, this group of Grinnell College alumni share the experiences they’ve faced as writers and women of color in competitive, exciting, and sometimes hostile professional environments.
Ed Pavlić and Derrick Harriell

Ed Pavlić and Derrick Harriell: Week of April 4, 2021

Poets Ed Pavlić and Derrick Harriell, Thursday, April 8, 7 p.m.
Hanif Abdurraqib

Hanif Abdurraquib, Armando Montaño Memorial Lecture: Week of April 18, 2021

Poet, essayist, and cultural critic, Hanif Abdurraquib will give this year's Armando Montaño Memorial Lecture on Tuesday, April 20, at 7 p.m.

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