• Kevin Moffett Visiting Writer

    Visiting Writers 

    MFA students have several opportunities to hear from and work with nationally known authors invited to work with our students, at the Summer Writing Workshop or on campus. 

    Water~Stone/MFA Visiting Writers
    One to two times per year we host visiting writers on campus. During this time the author gives a public reading, meets with students at the advanced level of their programs in a Master Class, and participates in a public interview conducted by a member of the faculty and an MFA student selected by the faculty member. The interview is videotaped, transcribed, edited, and published in the next issue of Water~Stone Review

    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 a7:00 p.m.

    The reading will be held in the Kay Fredericks Room (Klas Center third floor). View a campus map. Paid visitor parking is available in the Anderson Center underground ramp. Street parking is also available east and south of campus. This event is free and open to the public.

  • Past Visiting Authors


    Jamaal May
    Benjamin Percy
    Ralph Angel
    Richard Bausch
    Terry Tempest Williams
    Ann Pancake
    Martin Espada
    Susanne Antonetta
    Carl Muske-Dukes
    Junot Diaz
    Eavan Boland


    Emma Bull
    Toi Derricotte
    Wells Tower
    Marilyn Nelson
    Nami Mun
    Lia Purpura
    Bob Hicok
    Benjamin Percy
    Mary Ruefle
    Ira Sukrungruang
    Patricia Smith
    Scott Russell Sanders
    Jean Valentine
    Matthew Dickman
    Michael Dickman
    June Spence
    Susanne Antonetta
    Jo Ann Beard
    Robin Hemley
    Michael Martone
    Brenda Miller
    Catherine Bowman
    Josip Novakovich
    Marsha Chall
    G.E. Patterson
    Judith Ortiz Cofer
    Sandra Benitez