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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.

Past participants include authors like Anne Carson, Claudia Rankine, Robert Pinsky, Donald Hall, Marilynne Robinson, Billy Collins, Charles Simic, Robert Hass, Tracy K. Smith, and W.S. Merwin.

Visiting Writers

Literary Theorist
September 2011
Terry Eagleton

Nobel Prize Winner
October 2011
Seamus Heaney

Pulitzer Prize Winner
February 2010
Louise Erdrich

Other Notable Writers