The MFA Reading Series brings renowned authors and poets to the University of Baltimore campus to share words and insights in an intimate setting with Creative Writing & Publishing Arts students. Q&A sessions following each reading allowing students to prod the experts for the information that matters most to them.
The Modern Masters Reading Series, sponsored by the writing department and with support from the Center for the Humanities, brings nationally and internationally known writers to Loyola’s campus. Through visiting writers who represent diverse backgrounds and a variety of genres, our student-writers learn to see literature as a living art produced by actual people whose anecdotes and asides offer illuminating insights into their vision and approach to craft.
This community and student center located at Arnhold Hall in the New School regularly hosts readings, literary discussions, and panels.
The Center for the Humanities encourages collaborative and creative work in the humanities at CUNY and across the city through seminars, conferences, publications and exhibitions. Free and open to the public, our programs and exhibitions aim to inspire sustained, engaged conversation and to forge an open and diverse intellectual community.
The Writing Center presents special events that are free and open to the public. A question and answer session plus book signing and reception will follow most lectures. Hunter College's MFA Creative Writing program also holds literary events with a healthy calendar.
Poets Out Loud is a community of poetry at Fordham University at Lincoln Center. POL’s mission is to provide opportunities for the creation, dissemination and enjoyment of poetry. The POL Reading Series presents free, year-round public readings by noted and emerging poets, serving the Fordham University community and New York City at large. The POL Book Series, run in coordination with Fordham University Press, issues two new full-length volumes of poetry annually, awarding publication and honoraria to the best manuscripts submitted in an international competition.
The Columbia University School of the Arts Writing Program presents several stimulating events, readings and conversations throughout the year.
University of Houston’s MFA Creative Writing program hosts poetry nights, several reading series, and various literary readings by faculty, students, and visiting writers.
The Mississippi University of Women hosts the Eudora Reading Series and the Eudora Welty Writers’ Symposium which is held each October in honor of MUW’s alumna and features a diverse group of Southern writers and scholars. A highlight of the symposium is the announcement of the Eudora Welty Prize for a book to be published by the University Press of Mississippi. All symposium events are held on the MUW campus and are free and open to the public.
Portland State University’s Creative Writing MFA Program hosts visiting writers throughout the academic year, as well as many author readings, talks, and lectures, and a monthly student reading series.