• 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.

    February 2018 :  AIMEE NEZHUKUMATATHIL

     Aimee Nezhukumatathil 500Public Reading
     Tuesday, February 27, 2018
     7:00 pm, Giddens Learning Center, 100E

     Author Interview
     Wednesday, February 28, 2018
     7:00 pm, Giddens Learning Center, 100E     

    Aimee Nezhukumatathil is the author of four books of poetry: Oceanic; Lucky Fish, winner of the Hoffer Grand Prize for Prose and Independent Books; At the Drive-In Volcano; and Miracle Fruit. With Ross Gay, she co-authored Lace & Pyrite, a chapbook of nature poems (Organic Weapon Arts). She is the poetry editor of Orion magazine and her poems have appeared in the Best American Poetry series, American Poetry Review, New England Review, Poetry, Ploughshares, and Tin House. Awards for her writing include an NEA Fellowship in poetry and the Pushcart Prize. She is professor of English and creative writing in the MFA program of the University of Mississippi. Author website.

        Look for the Author Interview in volume 21 of Water~Stone Review
      


     

  • A Sampling of Past Visiting Authors:

    Nick Flynn
    Joni Tevis -- Read the interview with Joni in Runestone Literary Journal 
    Rick Moody
    Kevin Moffett
    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