• Visiting Writers BFA

    BFA students attend readings and public interviews with some of America’s most important writers, who also visit writing classes. Writers have included Joni Tevis, Kevin Moffett, Jamaal May, Benjamin Percy, Richard Bausch, Junot Díaz, Martín Espada, and Eavan Boland. Authors give a public reading, meet with students at the advanced level of their programs, and participate in a public interview conducted by a member of the faculty and a student selected by the faculty member. The interviews are then published in the next issue Water~Stone Review or Runestone.

    October 2017 :  NICK FLYNN 

    Nick FlynnPublic Reading
    Tuesday, October 4, 2016
    7:00 pm, Giddens Learning Center, 100E

    Author Interview
    (with faculty Patricia Weaver Francisco and MFA student Christopher Vondracek)
    Wednesday, October 5, 2016
    7:00 pm, Giddens Learning Center, 100E

    Nick Flynn has received fellowships and awards from, among other organizations, The Guggenheim Foundation, PEN, and The Library of Congress. Some of the venues his poems, essays and non-fiction have appeared in include The New Yorker, the Paris Review, and National Public Radio’s This American Life. He is currently a professor on the creative writing faculty at the University of Houston, where he is in residence each spring. In 2015 he published his ninth book, My Feelings (Graywolf), a collection of poems. His work has been translated into fifteen languages. www.nickflynn.org 

    [ Image: Mathieu Bourgeois 2012 ] 


  • A Sampling of Past Visiting Authors:

    Percival Everett
    Aimee Nezhukumatathil
    Nick Flynn
    Joni Tevis — Read the interview with Joni in Runestone Literary Journal
    Rick Moody
    Kevin Moffett — Read the interview with Kevin in Runestone Literary Journal
    Jamaal May — Read the interview with Jamaal in Water~Stone Review
    Benjamin Percy
    Ralph Angel
    Richard Bausch
    Terry Tempest Williams
    Ann Pancake
    Martin Espada
    Susanne Antonetta
    Carol Muske-Duke
    Junot Diaz
    Eavan Boland