Visiting Writers Series

Ripon College Visiting Writers Series was launched at Ripon College with assistance from the Schang Family Visiting Writer Fund.

The Visiting Writers Series regularly hosts public readings and Q&A sessions with some of the most influential people in contemporary literature. Award-winning authors and poets like Arthur Stringer, Emily Pérez, Danielle Evans, Tomás Q. Morín, Eric Nelson, Allison Joseph, Patricia Smith and Edward Falco have shared their work with the Ripon College community and interacted with students in the classroom.

The program is coordinated by English faculty and offers an average of four events per year, all of which are free and open to Ripon students as well as the broader Ripon community.

In the fall 2017, we will host two writers for the Visiting Writers Series:

  • Poet Nate Marshall, author of Wild Hundreds and editor of The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop visited campus Oct. 4. During his visit he read from Wild Hundreds. Click here to learn more about Marshall and his work.
  • Fiction writer Danielle Evans, assistant professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and author of the short story collection Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self, will read from her work at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2 at Lane Library. Click here to learn more about Evans and her work.
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