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Featured events from our world-renowned Creative Writing Program, including readings and lectures from Stegner and Jones fellows, and guest speakers. 

Past Events

October
5
Date
Thu October 5th 2017, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location:
Sapp Center, Room 111

This event is part of the Technology & Human Values series.

May
11
Date
Thu May 11th 2017, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location:
Cubberley Auditorium

George Saunders will be in conversation with Stanford faculty on the topic of Ethics in Fiction. His latest book Lincoln in the Bardo (Random House, 2017) will be available to purchase…

May
10
Date
Wed May 10th 2017, 10:00am - 11:30am
Location:
Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanitities Center

Special guest speaker:

Professor Viet Thanh Nguyen

May
10
Date
Wed May 10th 2017, 10:00am - 11:30am
Location:
Stanford Humanities Center

A conversation on the genesis and development of Asian American literature and literary criticism, and their roles in representing and imagining Asian American experience and identity, and issues…

May
9
Date
Tue May 9th 2017, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location:
CEMEX Auditorium

Viet Thanh Nguyen is the author of the novel The Sympathizer (winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in fiction) and the cultural history Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War (finalist in…

April
26
Date
Wed April 26th 2017, 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Location:
Mackenzie Room, 3rd floor, Huang Engineering Center

Writer, historian, and activist Rebecca Solnit is the author of about eighteen books on environment, landscape, representation, disaster, politics, hope, and feminism, including a trilogy of…

April
24
Date
Mon April 24th 2017, 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Location:
Cubberley Auditorium, School of Education, 485 Lasuen Mall

Photo by Pieter M. Hatten

Part of the Lane Lecture Series

March
9
Date
Thu March 9th 2017, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location:
Black Community Services Center

Hosted by Robert Pinsky, the Mohr Visiting Poet

Come see members of the Stanford and local community read their favorite poems at a staged reading.

March
6
Date
Mon March 6th 2017, 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Location:
Cubberley Auditorium, School of Education, 485 Lasuen Mall

Part of the Lane Lecture Series

February
16
Date
Thu February 16th 2017, 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Location:
Bechtel Conference Center, Encina Hall

The Start of Something: The Selected Stories of Stuart Dybek (Jonathan Cape/Vintage) was published last fall.  Dybek is the author of five books of fiction and two volumes of poetry.