Visiting Writers Series

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 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 reading series invites students across the disciplines to engage in conversations about a range of culturally relevant topics.




Monday, September 27 at 11am-12:50pm (online event)
A Reading and Conversation

Ching-In Chen is the author of recombinant (Kelsey Street Press, 2017) and The Heart's Traffic (Arktoi/Red Hen Press, 2009). A Callaloo, Kundiman, and Lambda Fellow, they have been awarded residencies and fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center, the Millay Colony for the Arts, the Norman Mailer Center, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, among others. They are currently Assistant Professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences and the MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics at the University of Washington Bothell and live in Seattle, Washington. Read more.


Register in advance for this gathering:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with the zoom link.



Chris Abani (Spring 2017)

Guadalupe Ángela (planned for Spring 2020, but Guadalupe was unable to travel to HSU before her tragic death in February 2020).

William Alexander (Fall 2014)

Scott Bentley (Fall 2014)

Edward Brockenbrough (Fall 2015)

Conchitina Cruz (Spring 2016)

Reyna Grande (Fall 2016)

Jane Hirshfield (Fall 2013)

Raina J. León (Spring 2017, Fall 2018)

Manuel Paul Lopez (Fall 2013)

Joseph Marshall III (Spring 2020)

Maria Melendez (Spring 2013)

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)