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.


Join us at the Spring 2019 Writers Series event.

As part of the English program’s upcoming Colloquium on Creative Writing and the 2018-19 Writers Series, we are pleased to welcome New Yorker author and novelist Seth Fried to campus. This is a rare opportunity to hear an emerging important voice on the Wilson campus. We invite everyone to the colloquium’s keynote address to hear an amazing talent read from his work!

Saturday, March 9
12:30-1:00
Brooks Science Center Auditorium

Seth Fried is a fiction and humor writer. He is the author of the novel The Municipalists (forthcoming from Penguin Books) and the short story collection The Great Frustration (Soft Skull Press). He is a recurring contributor to The New Yorker’s “Shouts and Murmurs” and NPR’s “Selected Shorts.” His stories have appeared in Tin House, One Story, McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, The Kenyon Review, Vice, and many others. He is also the winner of two Pushcart Prizes and the William Peden Prize.