Visiting Writers Series

Sponsored by the School of Humanities, the Marcia Kinsey Visiting Writers Series brings working writers to campus to read from their work, to talk about their writing, and to interact with our students. Both the St. Edward's and larger Austin community have benefited from the award‐winning novelists, poets, and playwrights who come to campus. These working artists will inspire students and add dimension to professors' curriculum.

Visiting Writers and Poets: 2013-2014

All Visiting Writers readings are free and open to the public.


Ben Fountain

Ben Fountain is the author of Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, which received the National Book Critics' Circle Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Award for fiction, and was a finalist for the National Book Award. His story collection Brief Encounters with Che Guevara received the PEN/Hemingway Award and the Barnes & Noble Discover Award for Fiction. His short fiction has appeared in Esquire, Harper's, The Paris Review, and Zoetrope: All-Story, among other publications, and his essays have appeared in the New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, as well as on the radio show "This American Life."

Monday Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m. | Carter Auditorium (JBWS 186)


Dean Young

Dean Young has published ten books of poems, most recently Bender: New and Selected Poems and a book of prose on poetry, The Art of Recklessness. He has taught for many years and is currently the Livingston Chair of Poetry at the University of Texas, Austin. Young is currently serving as the 2014 Texas Sate Poet Laureate. Please join us for a reading and Q and A with Mr. Young. Refreshments will follow.

Thursday, April 3 7:00 p.m. | Carter Auditorium (JBWS 186)


Please contact Carrie Fountain for information on how these readings could compliment your curriculum.

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