• Visiting Writers 

    CWP students have several opportunities to hear from and work with nationally known authors: at the Water~Stone Review Summer Writing Workshop or on campus. Authors visiting campus 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 Flynn, Hamline Visiting WriterPublic 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

    Look for the Author Interview in volume 20 of Water~Stone Review

    [ Image: Mathieu Bourgeois, 2012 ]  



  • A Sampling of Past Visiting Authors:

    Joni Tevis, Rick Moody, Kevin Moffett, Jamaal May, Benjamin Percy, Ralph Angel , Richard Bausch, Terry Tempest Williams, Ann Pancake, Martin Espada, Susanne Antonetta, Carl Muske-Dukes, Junot Diaz, and Eavan Boland. 

    Read the author interview Joni Tevis in Runestone Literary Journal

    Read the author interview with Jamaal May in Water~Stone Review



    Contact The Creative Writing Programs with questions. Send an email or call 651-523-2047.