Writing Now, Reading Now 2015-2016

Writing Now, Reading NowAll Writing Now, Reading Now events are hosted on Wichita State's main campus. All events are free and open to the public.

Thank you to our program partners:
Department of English, Dorothy and Bill Cohen Honors College, Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Office of Academic Affairs, Ulrich Museum, University Libraries and Watermark Books & Cafe

Fall 2015

Fiction: Andrew Sean Greer

5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015
Ulrich Museum

Greer’s work has appeared in Esquire, Paris Review, and The New Yorker, among others. He has written five books, including The Path of Minor Planets, The Confessions of Max Tivoli, and The Story of a Marriage. He has won the O. Henry Short Story Prize, the California Book Award, and the New York Public Library Young Lions Award.

Poetry: Nick Lantz

5:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015
Ulrich Museum

Nick Lantz’s work has appeared in Mid-American Review, Southern Review, and Prairie Schooner, among others. He has written three collections of poetry: We Don’t Know We Don’t Know , The Lightning That Strikes the Neighbors’ House, which won the 2010 Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry, and How to Dance as the Roof Caves In. He has received fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing.

Poetry: Dana Roeser

5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015
Ulrich Museum

Roeser’s work has appeared in Harvard Review, Southern Review, and Iowa Review, among others. She has written three books of poetry: Beautiful Motion, In the Truth Room, and The Theme of Tonight’s Party Has Been Changed. She received a fellowship for the National Endowment for the Arts in 2007, has won the Samuel French Morse Prize twice, the Juniper Prize, and has been a fellow at Yaddo and Ragdale.

Spring 2016

Poetry: Michele Battiste

5:30 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016
Ulrich Museum

Battiste, a Wichita State MFA program alumnus, has published work in American Poetry Review, Beloit Poetry Review, and Anti-, among others. She has written six volumes of poetry, including Ink for an Odd Cartography, Uprising, and Slow the Appetite Down. She has received grants, awards, and residencies from the Center for the American West, AWP, New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Poetry Society of Virginia.

Fiction and Poetry: MFA Graduates

2 to 4 p.m.
Sunday, April 24, 2016
Ablah Library

Wichita State MFA program celebrates the accomplishments of the class of 2016, a group of poets and fiction writers drawn from all over the country.