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Visiting Writers Series

About Writing

Kalamazoo Valley's "About Writing" Visiting Writers series is coordinated by English instructor Julie Stotz-Ghosh, Ph.D., and offers students and community members the opportunity to talk with professional writers and listen to their work. The visits take place in the Student Commons Theater, Room 4240, at the Texas Township Campus. All events are free, open to the public and include a craft talk and a reading by the author.

Visiting Writers 2023-2024

Sara Lupita Olivares   Sara Lupita Olivares (Poetry)

   Date: Thursday, October 19, 2023

   Time: Craft talk at 10 a.m., Reading at 2:15 p.m.

   Location: Student Commons Theater, Room 4240, Texas Township Campus

   Book: Migratory Sound (2020)    


   Bonnie Jo Campbell (Fiction)

   Date: Friday, February 2, 2024 

   Time: . 2 p.m.: Reading in the Student Commons Lounge
   5 p.m. in Dale B. Lake Auditorium Bonnie Jo Campbell in conversation with Haroula Rose                     (director of the film, Once Upon a River)
   6 p.m. Dale B. Lake Auditorium, Film Screening of Once Upon a River

   Location:  2 p.m. Reading in Student Commons Lounge; 5 p.m. Talk and Film Screening in Dale B. Lake Auditorium 

   Book: Once Upon a River (2011), The Waters (2024)


   Naomi Shihab Nye (Poetry)

   Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2024 

   Time: 7:00 p.m.

   Location:  Virtual Event

   Book: Everything Comes Next (2020)


   Kai Harris (Fiction)

   Date: Tuesday, April 11th, 2024

   Time: Craft talk at 10 a.m., Reading at 2:15 p.m.

   Location: Student Commons Theater, Texas Township Campus

   Book: What the Fireflies Knew (2022)