Tom Williams Reading Tonight

Tonight our reading series will come to a close with a final reading by Tom Williams. Williams is the author of The Mimic’s Own Voice, Don’t Start Me Talkin’, and Among the Wild Mulattos and Other Tales, which was released in July of last year. An associate editor of the American Book Review, Williams also chairs the English Department at Morehead State University in Kentucky.



Aryn Kyle Reading Tonight


Join us tonight for a reading by Aryn Kyle, an award-winning novelist and short fiction writer. Kyle is the author of The God of Animals, an international best-selling novel. Her latest work, Boys and Girls Like You and Me, is a short story collection consisting of eleven stories, most of which center around female protagonists. Kyle is the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Award as well as a National Magazine Award in fiction.

Charlotte Holmes Reading Tonight


Our very own Charlotte Holmes will be kicking off our Mary E. Rolling Series this semester tonight at 7:30 in Foster Auditorium. She will be reading from her brand new book of short stories, The Grass Labyrinth. Holmes is the director of the Creative … [Continue reading]

Merrill Gilfillan Reading


The Mary E. Rolling series finished up the semester with a reading from Merrill Gillfillan, author of numerous works of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. He read first from what he described as the "sometimes-slippery realm of non-fiction," … [Continue reading]

Vijay Seshadri Reading


Our Emily Dickinson lecturer, Pulitzer-Prize winning poet Vijay Seshadri, gave a reading last Thursday. Students and faculty filled every seat in Foster Auditorium, and still more stood in the back as Julia Kasdorf introduced Seshadri, describing his … [Continue reading]

Elizabeth Benedict Reading


Our Mary E. Rolling Reading Series kicked off on Thursday with a reading by Elizabeth Benedict. Benedict is the author of several books, including The Beginner's Book of Dreams, Almost, and The Joy of Writing Sex. Her latest book, Me, My Hair, and I: … [Continue reading]

Graduating BA/MA Reading!


Last year's BA/MA graduating class in their post-reading glow. In case you missed last year's BA/MA graduating cohort's reading at Webster's and you are still devastated by the loss, never fear! The tradition continues this Saturday, May 2, at … [Continue reading]

First Book Festival, April 2015

Our first-ever First Book Fest (held April 3 & 4) brought together MFA poetry grads who came back to campus to read from their books of poetry and lead community poetry workshops, BA/MA poetry students who introduced the poets at their readings, … [Continue reading]

Jess Walter Visit


Jess Walter Poster courtesy of The Center for American Literary Studies at Penn State Jess Walter, bestselling author of Beautiful Ruins and the recent We Live in Water, was this year's Steven Fisher Writer-in-Residence, visiting our (slightly … [Continue reading]

March Write Night!

Student Writers: Mark your calendars for our next WRITE NIGHT at Webster's: Friday, 3/27, 3-5 pm. Join a community of student writers for our next night (ok, afternoon) designed to invigorate your writing life -- burst into spontaneous writing, … [Continue reading]

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