• 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.

    Our Spring 2019 visiting writer is Percival Everett

     Percival Everett (2)  

    Author Interview
    Monday, April 8, 2019
    7:00 pm, Giddens Learning Center, 100E

    Public Reading
    Tuesday, April 9, 2019
    7:00 pm, Kay Fredericks Ballroom

    Percival Everett is the author of nearly thirty books, among them The Water Cure, Erasure, and Glyph. He is the author of the poetry collection Abstraktion und Einfuhlung, the coauthor of A History of the African-American People (Proposed) by Storm Thurmond, as told to Percival Everett & James Kincaid (A Novel), and provided annotations for Akashic’s publication of The Jefferson Bible. He is Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Southern California and lives in Los Angeles.

    Look for the Author Interview in volume 22 of Water~Stone Review


  • A Sampling of Past Visiting Authors:

    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