visiting writers series

Fall 2019 Visiting Writers Series begins with reading by acclaimed poet Eric Pankey

Eric Pankey

The first featured author in Randolph College’s 2019-20 academic year is a recipient of the Walt Whitman Award as well as a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Poet Eric Pankey will read some of his latest work at Randolph on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 8 p.m. in the Alice Ashley Jack Lounge... READ MORE >>

Frances Mayes ’62 featured on CBS News

Frances Mayes '62

Frances Mayes ’62 was recently profiled on CBS Sunday Morning at her home in Tuscany, Italy. Mayes bought the 200-year-old farmhouse in 1990 and transformed it into one of the most famous villas in Tuscany. Following the incredible restoration project, she wrote about her experience in the bestselling memoir, Under the Tuscan Sun, which was... READ MORE >>

Visiting Writer Series to feature M.F.A. faculty member Wayétu Moore

Faculty member Wayétu Moore reads from her work

Wayétu Moore, an accomplished fiction/nonfiction writer and member of Randolph’s M.F.A. in creative writing program’s core faculty, will give a special reading at Randolph on Wednesday, March 13, at 8 p.m. in the Alice Ashley Jack Lounge of Smith Memorial Building. The event is free and open to the public. Moore is the author of... READ MORE >>

Visiting Writers Series continues with reading by award-winning poets

Sarah McKinstry-Brown and Marianne Kunkel

Two nationally known poets, Sarah McKinstry-Brown and Marianne Kunkel, will read from their latest works at Randolph’s next Visiting Writers Series event on Wednesday, February 27. The event, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 8 p.m. in the Alice Ashley Jack Lounge of Smith Memorial Building. McKinstry-Brown is both a... READ MORE >>

Internationally renowned poet, sound artist LaTasha Diggs kicks off spring Visiting Writers Series

LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs

Interdisciplinary poet and sound artist LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs is the first featured author in Randolph’s spring 2019 Visiting Writers Series. Diggs will share some of her work at the College on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 8 p.m. in the Alice Ashley Jack Room of Smith Memorial Building. The program is free and open to... READ MORE >>

Next Visiting Writers series event to feature Randolph’s creative writing faculty

Gary Dop and Laura-Gray Street

English and creative writing professors, Gary Dop and Laura-Gray Street will read from their latest works at 8 p.m. in the Alice Ashley Jack Room inside Smith Memorial Building.... READ MORE >>

Award-winning novelist and Pearl S. Buck Writer in Residence to read work at next Visiting Writers event

Karen Gettert Shoemaker

The second event in Randolph’s Visiting Writers Series this fall will feature Karen Gettert Shoemaker, the College’s Pearl S. Buck Writer in Residence. The reading will take place Wednesday, October 24, at 8 p.m. in the Alice Ashley Jack Room in Smith Memorial Building, and is free and open to the public. Shoemaker is the... READ MORE >>

Poet Grant Kittrell shares his work as part of Visiting Writers Series

Grant Kittrell

Randolph’s first Visiting Writer Series reading of the fall semester will feature poet Grant Kittrell, Randolph’s writer in residence. The event is free and open to the public, and will be held Wednesday, September 26 at 8 p.m. in the Alice Ashley Jack Room of Smith Memorial Building. Kittrell is a nationally recognized writer and... READ MORE >>

Series of public readings will kick off Randolph’s MFA in Creative Writing Program

Graphic for Randolph's MFA in creative writing program

The Randolph College Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program will host several public readings next week by award-winning MFA faculty and nationally acclaimed writers, including a keynote address by 2015 Pulitzer Prize Winner, Gregory Pardlo. Each event begins at 8 p.m. and features readings in prose and poetry: Sunday, July 22 – Maier... READ MORE >>

Visiting writers event to highlight work by Randolph MFA faculty member

Kaitlyn Greenidge

Randolph’s first Visiting Writers Series event of spring 2018 will feature a reading by Kaitlyn Greenidge, a novelist and faculty member for the College’s new M.F.A. in creative writing program. The program is scheduled Monday, Feb. 5 at 8 p.m. in the Alice Ashley Jack Room of Smith Hall. Greenidge is a Whiting Award winner,... READ MORE >>