Great Writers, Great Readings

Past Guest Authors

Spring 2021


Jia Tolentino
Staff writer at the New Yorker and the author of the essay collection Trick Mirror.


Brit Bennett
Author of New York Times bestseller The Mothers


Major Jackson
Author of New England Book Award winner The Absurd Man

Fall 2020

Martha McPhee

Martha McPhee
Hofstra professor, novelist and recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation.

Mary Norris

Mary Norris
Author and longtime copyeditor for The New Yorker

Linda Gregerson

Linda Gregerson
Author of six collections of poetry, finalist for the National Book Award, and chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.

Spring 2020

Emily Wilson

Emily Wilson
MacArthur "Genius" grant recipient. Author, translator, and professor of Classical Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.

Fall 2010 to Spring 2011:

Tomaž Šalamun

Stephen Dunn

Thomas Lynch

Amy Hempel

Martha McPhee

Christopher Durang

Fall 2009 to Spring 2010:

Patricia Hampl

Frank Bidart

Craig Lucas

Mona Simpson

Rosanna Warren

Fall 2008 to Spring 2009:

Ann Beattie

Molly Peacock

Deborah Eisenberg

Paul Muldoon

Sarah Ruhl

Fall 2007 to Spring 2008:

Eavan Boland

Antonio Cisneros

Kiran Desai

Edmund White

Jonathan Letham

Lynn Nottage