A Word about the Visiting Writers Series
The mission of Hope College Visiting Writers Series is to provide our campus and West Michigan with a literary experience that will enliven, enthuse, and excite. Pulitzer Prize winners perform alongside the nation's finest new voices. We are a student-run organization committed to hosting free events, open to the public. Every event offers opportunities to interact with the writers and to discuss their craft and creative process.
Founded in 1982 by Jack Ridl, Professor of English, the Visiting Writers Series enjoys the sponsorship of the College, Multicultural Life, the English Department, the Cultural Affairs Committee, and the Women's Issues Organization, among others. All events—panels, readings, classes, and workshops—are free of charge. All readings are open to the public.
The Hope College Visiting Writers Series has hosted some of the most exciting writers working today, and is proud of its notable reputation in Michigan and the national literary community. Please go to our Previous Visiting Writers page to see those who have read for the Visiting Writers Series in the past.
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