Merrill Gilfillan Reading

The Mary E. Rolling series finished up the semester with a reading from Merrill Gillfillan, author of numerous works of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. He read first from what he described as the "sometimes-slippery realm of non-fiction," … [Continue reading]

Vijay Seshadri Reading

Our Emily Dickinson lecturer, Pulitzer-Prize winning poet Vijay Seshadri, gave a reading last Thursday. Students and faculty filled every seat in Foster Auditorium, and still more stood in the back as Julia Kasdorf introduced Seshadri, describing his … [Continue reading]

Elizabeth Benedict Reading

Our Mary E. Rolling Reading Series kicked off on Thursday with a reading by Elizabeth Benedict. Benedict is the author of several books, including The Beginner's Book of Dreams, Almost, and The Joy of Writing Sex. Her latest book, Me, My Hair, and I: … [Continue reading]

Graduating BA/MA Reading!

Last year's BA/MA graduating class in their post-reading glow. In case you missed last year's BA/MA graduating cohort's reading at Webster's and you are still devastated by the loss, never fear! The tradition continues this Saturday, May 2, at … [Continue reading]

First Book Festival, April 2015

Our first-ever First Book Fest (held April 3 & 4) brought together MFA poetry grads who came back to campus to read from their books of poetry and lead community poetry workshops, BA/MA poetry students who introduced the poets at their readings, … [Continue reading]

Jess Walter Visit

Jess Walter Poster courtesy of The Center for American Literary Studies at Penn State Jess Walter, bestselling author of Beautiful Ruins and the recent We Live in Water, was this year's Steven Fisher Writer-in-Residence, visiting our (slightly … [Continue reading]

March Write Night!

Student Writers: Mark your calendars for our next WRITE NIGHT at Webster's: Friday, 3/27, 3-5 pm. Join a community of student writers for our next night (ok, afternoon) designed to invigorate your writing life -- burst into spontaneous writing, … [Continue reading]

A Message to the Ba/Ma Gang, from Nick Miller

Cover art for Nick's Ba/Ma thesis by Kyle Dawson Nick Miller, not to be confused with this Nick Miller, is a Ba/Ma class of 2014 graduate, and a current Michener fellow. To the Ba/Ma class of 2015, he is a good friend, an irreplaceable presence in … [Continue reading]

Elizabeth Kadetsky Reading

Image from elizabethkadetsky.com ¬†Our own Elizabeth Kadetsky gave a reading from the beginning of her forthcoming novella, On an Island at the Center of the Center of the World, as part of the Mary E. Rolling Reading Series on Thursday, February 26 … [Continue reading]

Write Night

After the roaring success of our first Write Night, the BA/MAs will host our second (and now monthly!) Write Night (or afternoon) at Webster's Bookstore Cafe tomorrow, February 20, from 3-5 pm. All are welcome for this free event. Join a community of … [Continue reading]

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