Writers Series Events

  Each semester, the Department of English and Mass Communications sponsors poets, novelists, prose writers, or creative non-fiction authors to visit campus and present readings of their latest works. Past writers presented in the series have included Scott Hightower, John Gery, Richard Katrovas, Diane Vance, and Laurel Black. The readings are announced at the beginning of each semester and are free and open to the public


Announcing the 2014/2015 Wilson College Writers Series Events!
Thursday, October 2
: A reading of work in honor of Alice MacKenzie Swaim ‘32
Thursday, November 13: Sharon Erby, author of the short-story collection Parallel (Harvard Square Editions, 2014)
Thursday, March 5: Hugh Martin

All readings will be held in the Patterson Lounge of Laird Hall. All begin at 7:00.
All Writers Series events are free and open to the public.


Hugh Martin


DATE: Thursday, March 5
TIME: 7:00pm-7:45pm
PLACE: Patterson Lounge, Laird Hall


Hugh Martin is the author of The Stick Soldiers (BOA Editions, Ltd., 2013) and So, How Was the War (Kent State UP, 2010). He is a veteran of the Iraq War and a graduate of Muskingum University and Arizona State. He is the recipient of a Wallace Stegner Fellowship; a Sewanee Writers’ Conference Fellowship; a Prague Summer Program Fellowship; and he was the inaugural winner of the Iowa Review Jeff Sharlet Award for Veterans. His essays and poetry have appeared or are forthcoming in various places including PBS Newshour, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The New Republic, Grantland, and The Kenyon Review. He is the 2014-15 Emerging Writer Lecturer at Gettysburg College.

Reception to follow.

Sponsored by the Department of English and Communications of Wilson College.