Visiting Writers Series

The English department's Visiting Writers Series brings authors from around the world to Humboldt County. Each visiting writer hosts a lecture, reading, and/or workshop, providing students and community members with the opportunity to engage with literary artists who represent a diverse range of aesthetic approaches. The Visiting Writers Series exists to broaden students’ understanding of literature as a form of cultural production. The series invites students across the disciplines to engage in conversations about a range of culturally relevant topics.  

Previous Visiting Writers

  • Chris Abani (Spring 2017)
  • William Alexander (Fall 2014)
  • Scott Bentley (Fall 2014)
  • Edward Brockenbrough (Fall 2015)
  • Conchitina Cruz (Spring 2016, Spring 2022)
  • Reyna Grande (Fall 2016)
  • Jane Hirshfield (Fall 2013)
  • Raina J. León (Spring 2017, Fall 2018, Spring 2022)
  • Manuel Paul Lopez (Fall 2013)
  • Joseph Marshall III (Spring 2020)
  • Maria Melendez (Spring 2013)
  • Deboarah Miranda (Spring 2022)
  • Thomas King (Spring 2016)
  • Bao Phi (Spring 2018)
  • Claudia Rankine (Fall 2020)
  • Kay Ryan (Spring 2015)
  • Angie Thomas (Spring 2021)
  • Tim’m West (Spring 2016)
  • ​Javier Zamora (Fall 2018)
  • Denise Leto and Amber DiPietra (Fall 2011)