Writers Writing



Through our visiting writers series, Writers Writing, the campus community and general public engage with influential authors of our time. Hear from poets, memoirists, fiction writers, and essayists who share the passion and pitfalls of the creative process as they present:

  • public readings
  • master classes
  • panel discussions
  • conferences

Their work is also integrated into the curriculum.

The Literary Arts Institute of the College of Saint Benedict is proud to have hosted noted writers, including those recognized as Pulitzer Prize winners and U.S. Poet Laureates.


To read excerpts from works by participants of the Writers Writing program, click on their books below.

Judith Kitchen Joe Coomer Clink McCown
Victoria Redel Anouar Benmelek


Other participants include authors like Robert Pinsky, Gwendolyn Brooks, Donald Hall, Billy Collins, Charles Simic, and W.S. Merwin.