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Visiting Writers' Series LibGuide: Home

Spring 2022 Line Up


Graduate and Undergraduate instructor of poetry classes at New York University's Creative Writing Program and host of Commonplace: Conversations with Poets (and Other People) podcast.
Date: Monday, February 7, 2022
7:30PM Shelton Auditorium

Pulitzer Prize winner in Criticism and television critic for The New Yorker.
Date: Thursday, March 3, 2022
7:30PM Shelton Auditorium

Author of more than 30 novels and story collections and recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship.
Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2022
7:30PM Shelton Auditorium

New York Times bestselling author.
Date: Monday, March 28, 2022
7:30PM Shelton Auditorium

Award winning poet and host of critically-acclaimed poetry podcast, The Slowdown.
Date: Monday, April 11, 2022
7:30PM Shelton Auditorium

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From the Visiting Writers Series webpage

"The Vivian S. Delbrook Visiting Writers Series at Butler University regularly hosts public readings and Q & A sessions with some of the most influential people in contemporary literature. Not only have authors like Toni Morrison, Billy Collins, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Gwendolyn Brooks, Nick Hornby, Margaret Atwood, Allen Ginsberg and Amy Tan shared their work with the Indianapolis community, but they have interacted directly with undergraduate students in Butler's English classes.

Students can also choose to take a 300-level English course that features the work of authors in the Visiting Writers Series. Students in this course are invited to join English faculty in a private dinner given for each writer when he or she visits the campus as well as introduce the writers at the public readings.

The program offers an average of 14 events each year, all of which are free and open to Butler students as well as the Indianapolis community, making the Butler University Visiting Writers Series the largest and most comprehensive of its kind."

Works by Visiting Writers

The Trees: A Novel (2021) 

Percival Everett

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Museum of Accidents (2009)

Rachel Zucker

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I Like to Watch: Arguing my way Through the TV Revolution (2019)

Emily Nussbaum

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The Girl who Navigated Fairyland in a Ship of her own Making (2011)

Catherynne Valente

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Bright Dead Things: Poems (2015)

Ada Limón

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