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.



Humboldt State University Presents

Angie Thomas

Date: April 14, 2021 5:00 pm PST
The Hate U Give: Finding your Activism and Turning the Political into the Personal

Please register here

Photo of Angie Thomas, Spring 2021 Visiting Writer

Photo credit: Imani Khayyam

The Hate U Give Book Cover


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)

Tim’m West (Spring 2016)

​Javier Zamora (Fall 2018)