Great Writers, Great Readings

Great Writers, Great Readings was launched by Hofstra University in recognition of the importance of writing and literature in a liberal arts education. 

Each Great Writers, Great Readings event brings a notable author to campus to meet with creative writing students for a short workshop and question/answer session. The author also conducts a reading and book signing that is open to the public. Sometimes the authors use this forum as an opportunity to introduce new unpublished works.

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Spring 2023
19th Annual Great Writers, Great Readings Series

The following events take place at the Guthart Cultural Center Theater, first floor, Axinn Library, South Campus.

Free and open to the public. Call the Hofstra Cultural Center at 516-463-5669 for more information.


We are pleased to welcome the community, including family members, local schoolchildren, alumni and friends, to athletic and cultural events on campus. All events are free and open to the public. Please register in advance at Any guest who is unvaccinated should wear a mask, which will be available at the entrances to most buildings. Refer to for updated mask protocols.

Thursday, March 16, 2023, 4:30 p.m.

Wanting: Women Writing About Desire

Guthart Cultural Center Theater

with co-editor Kelly McMasters and contributors Aracelis Girmay and Domenica Ruta.

Wednesday, April 26, 6:30 p.m.

Phillis Levin and Christie Ann Reynolds '05

Guthart Cultural Center Theater

Phillis Levin is the author of five poetry collections, including Mr. Memory & Other Poems, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. She is the editor of The Penguin Book of the Sonnet. Levin has completed her sixth collection and is working on a memoir. She is a professor of English and the poet-in-residence at Hofstra University. (Photo ©Sigrid Estrada)

Christie Ann Reynolds is the author of Revenge for Revenge and The New School Press chapbook idiot heart and Girl Boy Girl Boy (Corresponding Society). She teaches in the humanities department at The Berkeley Carroll School, and is currently at work on a middle grade novel.

Co-sponsored by the Department of English, in collaboration with the Hofstra Cultural Center.

Past Guest Authors