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2015-16 English@Minnesota Writers Series

Unless otherwise noted, all events free & open to the public; no tickets necessary.

Edelstein-Keller Visiting Writer Series


Fall visiting writers will be Peter Ho Davis (fiction), Anna Journey (poetry), and Brenda Miller (nonfiction). Professor and fiction writer Charles Baxter will host the annual Hunger Relief Benefit Reading on October 27, spotlighting our exciting new faculty hires in creative writing: Kim Todd and V. V. Ganeshananthan.

Esther Freier Endowed Lecture in Literature Series


Spring 2016 marks the 15th anniversary of the series that has hosted such lit luminaries as Zadie Smith, E. L. Doctorow, Suzan-Lori Parks, David Mitchell, Philip Levine, Katherine Boo, and Denis Johnson. We'll be announcing next year's two visiting authors soon! Check back for updates.

Joseph Warren Beach Lectures in Literature

No lecture this year.


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