Boston University's MFA Creative Writing program hosts many readings by faculty, students, and visiting writers, as well as lectures, talks, and panel discussions throughout the school year.
Each year, the Creative Writing MFA Program located in the Universit of Colorado Boulder's Department of English hosts the Creative Writing Reading Series to bring innovative writers to the university for a free, on-campus reading. Past readers include National Book Award winner Terrance Hayes, Susan Steinberg, CAConrad, Ronaldo Wilson, Brian Evenson, Lynne Tillman, Claudia Rankine, M. NourbeSe Philip, and Pulitzer Prize winner Rae Armantrout.
The Writers House at Rutgers University-Camden cultivates and celebrates the writing arts. Programming goes year-round, and is always open to both students and the public: programs such as Writers in Camden, an NEA-supported reading series, the annual Summer Writers’ Conference, and the Cooper Street Writers Workshops, unite artists and scholars, students and citizens, around the power of the written word.
The University of Chicago Committee on Creative Writing has been proud to host readings and lectures by writers including Daniel Alarcón, Charles D'Ambrosio, Lydia Davis, Karen Russell, Zadie Smith, Nick Laird, among others. The Program in Poetry and Poetics hosts the Poem Present Reading and Lecture Series and the annual Pearl Andelson Sherry Memorial Poetry Reading and Lecture. All events are free and open to the public unless noted otherwise.
Columbia College's MFA Creative Writing program hosts reading series, lectures, talks, and panel discussions throughout the school year. They also host the Story Week Festival of Writers, which is an annual weeklong series of readings, conversations, and panel discussions that celebrates the power of story. Festival participants are Columbia's own students and creative writing faculty as well as authors and members of the publishing industry from all over the world.
University of Houston’s MFA Creative Writing program hosts poetry nights, several reading series, and various literary readings by faculty, students, and visiting writers.
University of Massachusetts Amherst hosts the Poetry/Performances/Prose Series among other literary events including lectures, talks, and panel discussions with faculty, students, and visiting writers.
University of Massachusetts Boston's MFA Creative Writing program hosts occasional readings, lectures, and panel discussions by faculty, students, and visiting writers throughout the year. Most events are free and open to the public, but some are ticketed events.
Emerson College's Department of Writing, Literature, and Publishing hosts two reading series, the WLP Reading Series and the Faculty/Alumni Reading Series. Both are free and open to the public.
The Department of Writing, Literature, and Publishing collaborates with other academic departments and student organizations to bring renowned publishers, writers, and scholars to Emerson College.
Norco College presents "Read 2 Succeed @ Norco College" events in Fall and Spring semesters. The program is hosted by the college's Wilfred J. Airey Library and consists of college-wide reads of selected books, related book discussions, student panels, and author appearances. Notable authors such as Richard Rodriguez (Hunger of Memory), Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston (Farewell to Manzanar), Dave Pelzer (Child Called It), and Reyna Grande (Distance Between Us) have appeared to discuss their work.