Visiting Writers

Our major offers the study of the literary arts within a campus community that treasures the written word and therefore offers students countless in-roads to and perspectives on the value and the scope of writing. 

Every year, our campuses bring writers from around the world to meet our students.  As a part of our Creative Writing major, students work directly with these writers through classes, readings, interviews, and small gatherings.   We work closely with our Literary Arts Institute to design new events and activities each academic year.

Our latest development is the Writers-at-Home Program, where students on Study Abroad meet and discuss literature and writing with a local writer.

Additional writers visit our campuses each year through a variety of sources including the University Chair of Critical Thinking and our Hill Museum and Manuscript Library — where students will find manuscripts rescued from the recent violence in Syria, Rare Books, and ourArca Artium Collection of hand-pressed books and art from the 15th-20th centuries.