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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

February
11
Date
Wed February 11th 2015, 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Location:
Cemex Auditorium, Zambrano Hall, Knight Management Center

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Guerin/Contour/Getty Images

January
21
Date
Wed January 21st 2015, 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Location:
Cemex Auditorium, Zambrano Hall/North Building, Knight Management Center

Louise Glück is one of America’s finest contemporary poets. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Glück is a former Poet Laureate of the United States and the author of a dozen widely acclaimed books.

October
9
Date
Thu October 9th 2014, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location:
Annenberg Auditorium, Cummings Art Building

This event will celebrate alternative comics by bringing renowned artists, the Hernandez Brothers, or Los Bros Hernandez, as they are often called, to campus.

October
6
Date
Mon October 6th 2014, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location:
Terrace Room, 4th floor, Margaret Jacks Hall

A former Stegner Fellow and Jones Lecturer at Stanford, Thomas McNeely has also received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts.

October
2
Date
Thu October 2nd 2014, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location:
Encina Hall Bechtel Conference Center

Stanford Humanities Center's Marta Sutton Weeks Lecture-

May
19
Date
Mon May 19th 2014, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Location:
Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center, 424 Santa Teresa St.

Award-winning poet, novelist, and short story writer, John L'Heureux has taught at Georgetown University, Tufts, Harvard, and for over 35 years in the English Department of Stanford University…

April
14
Date
Mon April 14th 2014, 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Location:
TBA

Kathryn Harrison is the author of the novels ENCHANTMENTS, ENVY, THE SEAL WIFE, THE BINDING CHAIR, POISON, EXPOSURE, and THICKER THAN WATER.

March
3
Date
Mon March 3rd 2014, 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Location:
Bechtel Conference Center, Encina Hall, 616 Serra St.

Nikky Finney was born in South Carolina, within listening distance of the sea. A child of activists, she came of age during the civil rights and Black Arts Movements.

March
3
Date
Mon March 3rd 2014, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location:
CEMEX Auditorium, Knight Management Center

In this lecture, the eminent historian Peter Brown will explore the wider social and imaginative implications, for the Christian churches of late antiquity, of the well-known sayings of Christ…