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Department of English Visiting Writer Series

Visiting Writer Series

Spring 2019

Crystal Wilkinson

Fiction Reading and Q&A

Thursday, April 4, 2019
6:00 p.m.
Atrium, Holland Library
WSU-Pullman Campus
Free and Open to the Public

Crystal Wilkinson is a fiction writer whose 2016 novel The Birds of Opulence was the winner of the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence. Blackberries, Blackberries was a winner of the 2002 Chaffin Award for Appalachian Literature, and Water Street was a finalist for both the UK’s Orange Prize for Fiction and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. She is also the winner of the Sallie Bingham Award from the Kentucky Foundation for Women. She currently teaches in and directs the BFA in Creative Writing Program at Morehead State University.



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 Kim Burwick.

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Previous Visiting Writers:

Kaveh Akbar

Ted Tremper

Greg Glazner

Pam Houston

Stephen Blackmoore

Curtis Bauer

Sharman Apt Russell

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