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Visiting Scholars and Writers

Connect with the writers you study when they visit campus and join your class

 Scholars and Writers

Sophie Kerr Events Fall 2020  

See our 2020-2021 Literary Events Calendar for more details

  • October 1, 2020: Elaine Weiss and Casey Cep in Conversation
    • Join New Yorker writer Casey Cep, author of Furious Hours, in a conversation with Elaine Weiss, author of The Women's Hour: The Fight to Win the Vote, as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment.
    • 6 PM (Eastern Time) live virtual event with Q & A. Register here in advanceAfter registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

       

  • October 19, 2020: Dr. Scott Newstok, "How to Think Like Shakespeare"
  • November 10, 2020: A Conversation on the Writer's Life with Philip Brady and Tim Seibles, moderated by Professor Bob Mooney
    • Join poets Philip Brady and Tim Seibles as we discuss writing and publishing in the 21st century and celebrate the retirement of Dr. Mooney from Washington College.
    • 4.30 PM (Eastern Time) live virtual event with Q & A. Register here in advanceAfter registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Living Writers: Nonfiction

As if that weren't enough, don't forget the Living Writers Series this Fall at the Rose O'Neill Literary House, co-sponsored with Sophie Kerr. All events will be virtual and begin at 6 PM. Visit the Lit House to register and get more information.

  • September 8 and 9: Sarah Manguso
  • October 8: Melissa Febos
  • November 17: Hanif Abdurraqib

Coming Spring 2021: Writers as Editors series (co-sponsored with the Literary House): Lily Hoang, Kathryn Nuernberger, Rick Barot

 

Past Sophie Kerr Events

A sampling of the many scholars and writers who have visited with our students at Washignton College just in the last few years:

  • 2019-2020
    • Jason Fagone, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Casey Cep
  • 2018-2019
    • Ericka Sánchez, Lucy Corin, Edward P. Jones, Lidia Yuknavitch, Rion Amilcar Scott, Gene Demby
  •  2017-2018
    • Maureen Corrigan, Craig Steven Wilder, Lia Purpura, Terence Hayes, Natalie Diaz, Kim Zarins, Phil Sickler
  • 2016-2017
    • Jericho Brown, Denise Duhamel, Cathy Linh Che, Timothy Donnelly, Phyllis Rackin
  • And going farther back in time
    • Maggie Nelson, Andrew Delbanco, Nick Flynn, Claudia Rankine, Mark Doty, Tim O'Brien, Colum McCann, Toni Morrison, Allen Ginsburg, Katherine Anne Porter....
    • Intrigued? See this comprehensive listing of Sophie Kerr Scholars and Writer who have come to Washington College through the years.