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Department of English WSU Visiting Writers Series


In-person Reading & Q&A with poet, essayist, and short-story author Bojan Louis

WEDNESDAY, October 18TH | 5:00 P.M. | Jordan Schnitzer Museum of ARt | YouTube stream | Author website

Bojan Louis is Diné of the Naakai dine’é, born for the Áshííhí. He is the author of the short-story collection, Sinking Bell (Graywolf Press 2022), the poetry collection Currents (BkMk Press 2017), and the nonfiction chapbook Troubleshooting Silence in Arizona (The Guillotine Series 2012). His work can also be found in Shapes of Native Nonfiction: Collected Essays by Contemporary WritersWhen the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through: A Norton Anthology of Native Nations PoetryNative Voices Anthology, and The Diné Reader: An Anthology of Navajo Literature. His honors include a MacDowell Fellowship, a 2018 American Book Award, and a 2023 National Endowments for the Arts Literature Fellowship. In addition to teaching at the Institute for American Indian Arts, Louis is an associate professor in the Creative Writing MFA and American Indian Studies programs at the University of Arizona.

Common Reading credit is available.

In-person Reading & Q&A with poet, author, and editor Gabrielle Calvocoressi

TUESDAY, April 2 | 5:00 P.M. | JORDAN SCHNITZER MUSEUM OF ART | YouTube Stream | Author Website

1-credit ENG 358 creative writing poetry workshop

WEDNESDAY, April 3, TBD | Contact your CAS advisor to sign up

Gabrielle Calvocoressi is the author of The Last Time I Saw Amelia Earhart, Apocalyptic Swing (a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize), and Rocket Fantastic, winner of the Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry. Calvocoressi is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships including a Stegner Fellowship and Jones Lectureship from Stanford University; a Rona Jaffe Woman Writer’s Award; a Lannan Foundation residency in Marfa, TX; the Bernard F. Conners Prize from The Paris Review; and a residency from the Civitella di Ranieri Foundation, among others. Calvocoressi’s poems have been published or are forthcoming in numerous magazines and journals including The Baffler, The New York Times, POETRY, Boston Review, Kenyon Review, Tin House, and The New Yorker. Calvocoressi is an Editor at Large at Los Angeles Review of Books, and Poetry Editor at Southern Cultures. Works in progress include a non-fiction book entitled, The Year I Didn’t Kill Myself and a novel, The Alderman of the Graveyard. Calvocoressi teaches at UNC Chapel Hill and lives in Old East Durham, NC, where joy, compassion, and social justice are at the center of their personal and poetic practice. Calvocoressi is the Beatrice Shepherd Blane Fellow at the Harvard-Radcliffe Institute for 2022 – 2023.

Common Reading credit is available.

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Special thanks to our collaborators and sponsors: WSU-Pullman English Department | WSU-Pullman College of Arts and Sciences | WSU Honors College | WSU-Vancouver Office of Equity and Diversity | WSU-Vancouver Office of Student Equity and Outreach | WSU-Vancouver Office of Academic Affairs | WSU Vancouver Council on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion | WSU-Vancouver College of Arts and Sciences | WSU Common Reading Program | ASWSU | LandEscapes | Academic Outreach and InnovationJordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, and WSU Native American Programs.

Gratitude to our 2022-2023 Visiting Writers Series interns Maya Alger and Levi Policarpio!!

Congratulations to Jericho Brown, 2020 Pulitzer Prize Winner!

Jericho was our last in-person visitor, held in the Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center in Spring 2020 on the WSU Pullman Campus

Snaps from previous events held in the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art on WSU Pullman Campus


The WSU Visiting Writers 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 Cameron McGill and Julian Ankney.

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Previous Visiting Writers and Events:


National Day of Racial Healing

CMarie Fuhrman

Sarah Hennessey

Rena Priest

Robin Wall Kimmerer

Jose Hernandez Diaz

Angel Sobotta

Roger Reeves

Sam Roxas-Chua

Inés Hernández-Avila

Naomi Littlebear Morena

Michelle Nijhuis

Natalie Diaz

Beth Piatote

Storme Webber

Debra Magpie Earling

Mahogany L. Browne

C.S. Giscombe

Major Jackson

Chigozie Obioma

Ryka Aoki

Ross Gay

Kelly Yang

Kayla Lightner

Anne Horowitz

Taryn Fagerness

Jericho Brown

Terese Marie Mailhot

Petra Kuppers

Crystal Wilkinson

Mita Mahato

Kaveh Akbar

Rachel Morgan

Carey Salerno

Vaughan Fielder

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