Writers at Home

The Writers at Home program is a unique partnership between the College of Saint Benedict Literary Arts Institute and Office for Education Abroad (OEA) that 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 and the program enables students to further engage in their host country's culture and literary tradition. The writers' visits include two of three parts: an address and reading open to the public, a class visit on that country's literature with just CSB/SJU students, or 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 20 semester long study abroad programs. For photos and student testimonials of the writers' visits, please visit the writers' individual pages.


Kim Scott
Australia 2012, 2015
Rian Mala
South Africa 2015
Ludwig Laher
Austria 2014
Chile 2013
Pablo Garcia and Miguel Angel Oxiaj Cumez
Guatemala 2013
Amit chaudhuri
India 2013
Pumla Gqola
South Africa 2013
Kunal Basu
India 2012
Zoe Wicomb
South Africa 2012
Xiong Hui
China 2011
Jeff O'Connell
Galway, Ireland 2011
Mitsuyo Kahuta
Japan 2011
Geoff Dyer
England 2011
Amitav Ghosh and Deborah Baker
India 2011
James Silas Rogers and Tom McCarthy
Cork, Ireland 2011
Alberto Fuget
Chile 2010