• Kevin Moffett Visiting Writer

    BFA: Visiting Writers

    BFA students attend readings and public interviews with some of America’s most important writers, who also visit writing classes. Writers have included Richard Bausch, Terry Tempest Williams, Junot Díaz, Mary Ruefle, Ann Pancake, Martín Espada, Carol Muske-Dukes, Susanne Antonetta, Eavan Boland, and Brenda Hillman. Visiting writers are co-sponsored by the MFA in Creative Writing program.

    Collectively they have won the Pulitzer Prize; The National Book Critics Circle Award; the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story; the Brittingham Prize in Poetry; a Whiting Award; a Bakeless Award; the Wallace Stegner Award; the L.A. Times Book Award, an American Book Award; a Lannan Foundation Award; multiple Pushcart Prizes; and fellowships from the NEA and Guggenheim Foundations.

    Students also have the opportunity to attend readings and interact with accomplished authors through the annual ACTC (Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities) Visiting Writers Series.  

    Those who are interested in writing for children and young adults can attend readings and select lectures during Hamline’s July and January residencies in the MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults program. In addition to the accomplished faculty, visiting writers have included Patricia MacLachlan, Marilyn Nelson, Christopher Paul Curtis, Pete Hautman, Kate DiCamillo, Jane Yolen, T. A. Barron, Lois Lowry, and many others.


    SPRING 2015

    Hamline hosts Visiting Writer Kevin Moffett

    Kevin Moffett is the author of two story collections, Permanent Visitors, which won the John Simmons Short Fiction Award, and Further Interpretations of Real-Life Events.  He has received the National Magazine Award, the Nelson Algren Award, the Pushcart Prize, and a literature fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts. The Silent History, a collaborative multi-part narrative he’s written with Matt Derby and Eli Horowitz, was released as an app for mobile devices in 2012, and in book form from FSG in 2014.

    He is a frequent contributor to McSweeney’s and his stories and essays have appeared in Tin House, the Harvard ReviewAmerican Short Fiction, the Chicago Tribune, the BelieverA Public Space, and in three editions of The Best American Short Stories (2006, 2009, and 2010).

    Learn more about Kevin at www.kevinmoffett.org. 

    Public Reading
    Tuesday, April 14 2 at 7:00 p.m.
    The reading will be held in the Kay Fredericks Room (Klas Center third floor). View a campus map.

    Public Writer's Interview
    Wednesday, April 15 2 at 4:45 p.m. 
    Kevin will be interviewed by BFA students Dez Brown and Paul Patane; panel moderated by Sophia Myerly. The interview will be held in East Hall, room 106. View a campus map.

    These events are free and open to the public.  Paid visitor parking is available in the Anderson Center underground ramp. Street parking is also available east and south of campus.