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Visiting Writers

In addition to classroom instruction, Randolph students learn about the craft of writing from working writers.

The Visiting Writers program brings professional writers to campus throughout the academic year. Coming from a variety of backgrounds and genres (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, journalism, play writing, etc.), Visiting Writers conduct workshops, visit classes, give public and private readings, and conduct book signing sessions.

Students have direct contact with writers in an open environment where no question is off limits.

Recent Visitors

Nikki Giovanni: poet, writer, activist and educator, named one of 25 “Living Legends” by Oprah Winfrey

Frances Mayes: fiction writer, author of Under the Tuscan Sun and Bella Tuscany

Anthony D’Aries: non-fiction writer and essayist, author of The Language of Silence and Tarnished: True Tales of Innocence Lost;

William Trowbridge: fiction writer, author of Enter Dark Stranger, O Paradise, Flickers, The Complete Book of Kong, and Ship of Fool

Nance Van Winckel: poet and fiction writer, Paterson Fiction Prize-winning author of Quake, Curtain Creek Farm, and No Starling

Lee Ann Roripaugh: poet, author of On the Cusp of a Dangerous Year, winner of the Association of Asian American Studies Book Award in Poetry/Prose

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