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Department of English Visiting Writer Series

Visiting Writer Series

Spring 2017

Sharman Apt Russell

Science Fiction & Young Adult Literature Reading
Tuesday, April 18
5:00 p.m.
WSU Campus, Bundy Reading Room, Avery Hall

Nature Walk & Writing Workshop
Wednesday, April 19
3:00-5:00 p.m.
Shattuck Arboretum Amphitheater
University of Idaho Campus, Moscow


Sharman Apt Russell is an award-winning science/nature writer who also writes science fiction. Her eco-science fiction novel¬†Knocking on Heaven’s Door came out in 2016. Her new nonfiction book Diary of a Citizen Scientist: Chasing Tiger Beetles and Other New Ways of Engaging the World won the 2016 John Burroughs Medal for Distinguished Nature Writing, the WILLA Award for Creative Nonfiction, a New Mexico/Arizona Finalist Award, and was listed by The Guardian as one of ten top nature books in 2014.


This event is co-sponsored by the University of Idaho English Department.



The WSU Visiting Writer Series brings noted poets and writers of fiction and nonfiction to campus for creative readings, class visits, workshops, and collaborative exchanges across intellectual and artistic disciplines.

For more information about the series, please contact Debbie Lee.
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Previous Visiting Writers:

Kevin Willmott

Rebecca Gayle Howell

Brenda Hillman

Rick Bass

William Cronon

W. Scott Olson

Rebecca Brown

Cecil Giscombe

Kathleen Flenniken

David Gates

Eileen Myles

Afaa Michael Weaver

Ilya Kaminsky

Donald Revell

Claudia Keelan

Kevin Goodan

Rolf Potts

David Huddle

Galway Kinnell

Anne Waldman

Hoa Nguyen

Kate Greenstreet

Kaia Sand

Marilyn Chin

Xi Chuan

Rusty Morrison

Maryrose Larkin

Willis Barnstone

Ceiridwen Terrill

Ted Tremper

Dinah Lenney

Marcia Parlow

Terry Tempest Williams

Brooke Williams

Stephanie Lenox

H.K. Hummel

Justin Torres

Eileen Pollack