Visiting Writers

Visiting Writers

NoViolet Bulawayo speaking

Kalamazoo Valley's "About Writing" Visiting Writers series is coordinated by English instructor Julie Stotz-Ghosh and offers students the opportunity to talk with professional writers and listen to their work. English Instructor Rob Haight established the series and began bringing noteworthy authors to the college in 2001.

The visits are free and open to the public and always include a craft talk and a reading.

Upcoming Visits

Poet, essay and nonfiction writer Aimee Nezhukumatathil visits on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. During the 2016-17 academic year, Nezhukumatathil was the John and Renee Grisham Writer-in-Residence at The University of Mississippi. She is now professor of English and teaches environmental literature and poetry writing in the MFA program of the University of Mississippi.

Kalamazoo native Bonnie Jo Campbell is the last speaker in this year's series. She'll visit Kalamazoo Valley on Tuesday, March 19 and Wednesday, March 20 and students across campus will read Campbell's book Once Upon a River.

Previous Visits

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Alumna NoViolet Bulawayo Returning for Kalamazoo Valley’s Visiting Writers Series