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The following is a roll call of writers who have come to visit and speak at Washington College as a result of the Sophie Kerr program:

Walter Abish
H. Porter Abbott
Edward Albee
Benjamin Anastas
Robert Anderson
Donald Antrim
Max Apple
Elizabeth Arnold
William Arrowsmith
Benjamin Bagby
Paul Bailey
Huston Baker
Gerald William Barrax
John Barth
James Basker
Charles Baxter
Marvin Bell
Linda Ben-Zvi
Nina Berberova
Charles Bernstein
David Bevington
Caroline Bicks
Harold Bloom
Carl Bode
Marianne Boruch
Paul Bove
Zack Bowen
Phillip Brady
Bennet A. Brockman
Joseph Brodsky
Gwendolyn Brooks
Joan F. Brumberg
Anthony Burgess
Frederick Busch
Charles Caramello
Marie Cardinal
Frederic Casidy
Ken Chen
Suzanne Cleary
Lucille Clifton
J.M. Coetzee
Ralph Cohen
Thomas Colchie
Elliot Coleman
Michael Collier
Billy Collins
Joan Copjec
Kevin Coval
Robert Creeley
Will Crutchfield
Jonathan Culler
Andrew Delbanco
Junot Díaz
Huston Diehl
James Dickey
Michael Dirda
Stephen Dixon
J.P. Donleavy
Denis Donoghue
Donald Duclos
Ira Dworkin
Nawal El-Saadawi
John Engels
Raymond Federman
George Feifer
Irving Feldman

Lawrence Ferlinghetti
John F. Fisher
John H. Fisher
Eliot Fisk
Calvin Forbes
Carolyn Forche
Lesley Lee Francis
Jonathan Franzen
Michael Fried
Roland Frye
Joshua Furst
Paul Fussell
Johnathan Galassi
George Garrett
William Gass
Henry Louis Gates
Brendan Gill
Allen Ginsberg
Marita Golden
David Godine
Andrae Gonzalo
James Grady
Jorie Graham
Matthew Graham
Eamon Grennan
Eric Griffin
Charles Guggenheim
Allan Gurganus
Meredith Davies Hadaway
Gordon Haight
Jay Halio
Donald Hall
Thomas Hanks, Jr.
Robert Hanning
Ron Hansen
Meg Harper
Elizabeth Harvey
Vaclav Havel
David Healy
Joanna Higgins
H.L. Hix
Margaret Holley
Edwin Hong
Israel Horovitz
Jean Howard
Maureen Howard
Richard Howard
Ray Ingraham
Steven L. Isenberg
Fleda Brown Jackson
Donald Justice
Mary Karr
Leon Katz
Colbert Kearney
Mary Kelly
William Kennedy
Hugh Kenner
Frank Kermode
Roy Kesey
Galway Kinnell
David Kirby
James Knowlson
Jan Kott
Richard Kostelanetz
Chris Laoutaris
Li-Young Lee

Phyllis Levin
Christine Lincoln
Gordon Lish
Mark Long
Maynard Mack
Beverly Manley
Paul Mariani
Richard Martin
Bobbie Ann Mason
Wyatt Mason
Beverly Matherne
Peter Matthiessen
James McBride
Colum McCann
Barry McGovern
Heather McHugh
Siobhan McKenna
Alf McLaughlin
Kathryn McPherson
Eve Merriam
W.S. Merwin
Leonard Michaels
James Michener
E. Ethelbert Miller
Susan Minot
Jerry Mirskin
Robert Mooney
Brian Moore
Toni Morrison
Mary Morrissy
Michael Mott
Barbara Mowat
Kenneth Muir
Erin Murphy
Les Murray
Kristin Naca
Jim Natal
Ann Neelon
Marilyn Nelson
Howard Nemerov
Charles Newman
Margot Norris
Joyce Carol Oates
Tim O’Brien
Desmond O’Grady
Sharon Olds
Peter Orlovsky
Simon Ortiz
R. Barton Palmer
Jay Parini
Joe Parisi
Blanford Chase Parker
Derek Pearsall
Marjorie Perloff
Samuel Pickering
David Pilgrim
Robert Pinsky
Stanley Plumly
Katherine Anne Porter
Lois Potter
Jan Pottker
Manuel Puig
Jean-Michel Rabate
Phyllis Rackin
Alastair Reid
Wendy Ribeyrol
Christopher Ricks
Alain Robbe-Grillet
J.R. Salamanca
Marni Sandweiss
Gjertrude Schnackenberg
Fritz Senn
Mary Lee Settle
Harvey Shapiro
Susan Shreve
Charles Simic
Kate Simon
Jane Smiley
W.D. Snodgrass
Theodore Solotaroff
A.C. Spearing
Stephen Spender
William Spengemann
Elizabeth Spires
Gayatri Spivak
William Stafford
Gerald Stern
Jack Stevens
Robert Stewart
Ruth Stone
Mark Strand
Dan Stroch
Ned Sublette
William Styron
Dorothy Sucher
Joseph Summers
Allen Tate
James Tate
Henry Taylor
Sue Ellen Thompson
Christopher Tilghman
Valerie Traub
Natasha Tretheway
Peter Turchi
Lee Upton
David G. Vaisey
John Vernon
Diane Wakoski
Martin Walser
William Warner
Michael Waters
Carol Watson
Josh Weiner
Julia Wendell
Fred Whitehead
Billie Whitelaw
Richard Wilbur
Nancy Willard
Larry Woiwode
David Wojahn
Derek Wolcott
Margaret Wolfit
Charles Wright
Henry Wright
Ben Yagoga
Grainne Yeats
Linda Ben Zui