Writers at Home
August 28, 2012
The Writers at Home program represents a unique partnership between the the College of Saint Benedict Literary Arts Insitute serving the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University and Office for Education Abroad (OEA), as it brings CSB/SJU study abroad students together with writers from their host country. Often, these writers' works have been part of the required study abroad seminar, so they have relevance to the students' academic as well as cultural experience. The writers' visits have three parts: an address and reading open to the public, a smaller meeting with just CSB/SJU students, and an excursion to an area with literary significance. Many of these writers' visits have been supported by U.S. Dept. of Education Title VI Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Languages grants.
Started in the 2010-2011 academic year, the program has expanded to the majority of the OEA's seventeen semester long study abroad programs. For photos and student testimonials of the writers' visits, please visit the writers' individual pages.
- Amitav Ghosh and Deborah Baker in India
- Tom McCarthy and James Silas Rogers Clark in Cork, Ireland