Writing Program Events

The Columbia University School of the Arts Writing Program presents many events, readings and conversations throughout the year.
 

The Creative Writing Lecture Series
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The Creative Writing Lecture Series brings distinguished writers to Columbia for original talks on craft. Recent guests include Michael Chabon, Lydia Davis, Jennifer Egan, Jamaica Kincaid, Ben Lerner, George Saunders and Zadie Smith. more→

 
The Nonfiction Dialogues
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The Nonfiction Dialogues engage distinguished nonfiction writers in conversation about their work and careers. Guests have included Hilton Als, Ian Frazier, Philip Gourevitch, John D’Agata, Mary Karr and Pankaj Mishra. more→

 
Stalking the Essay
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Stalking the Essay is an annual symposium that aims to encircle the practices, theories and possibilities of the essay form. Past guests include Ian Buruma, Daniel Mendelssohn, Katha Pollitt, Colm Tóibín and Vivian Gornick. more→
 
More Events
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Literary Translation at Columbia (LTAC) hosts events with leading literary translators from around the world. Recent guests include Chris Andrews, Natasha Wimmer and Edith Grossman.

One-Day Seminars have been led by Mary Jo Bang, Robert Coover and Joyce Carol Oates, among others.
 
The Poetry Reading Series is overseen by Writing Chair Timothy Donnelly.

In addition, students curate and host two student reading series, and alumni curate and host MFA Selects at the KGB Bar once a month.
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Writing Program
415 Dodge Hall
Mail Code 1804
2960 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
Phone: (212) 854-4391
writing@columbia.edu
 
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