Writers Read Author Series 2017-18

Writers Read, sponsored by the Language and Literature Department, is a special event featuring authors who read from and comment on their work. Dates, times, costs and locations are indicated below (map of EMU campus , Lehman Auditorium, Common Grounds, Campus Center).

Sept. 14, 2017 – Local Author Sofia Samatar, 8:30 p.m., Mainstage Theater, $5 or free with student ID

“Sofia Samatar has an expansive imagination, a poetic and elegant style, and she writes stories so rich, with characters so full of life, they haunt you long after the story ends. A real pleasure.”
— Chris Abani, author of GraceLand and The Virgin of Flames




Nov. 2, 2017 – Visiting Scholar Marike Janzen, 7:00 p.m., Martin Chapel, donations accepted

With a focus on world literature, human rights literature, and notions of solidarity, Marike Janzen has published on the authors Alejo Carpentier, Anna Seghers and Bertolt Brecht as well as teaching human rights through service learning. Janzen taught German at EMU from 2004-2006.




March 15, 2018 – Poet Jeff Gundy, 6:30 p.m., Common Grounds, donations accepted

“Gundy’s poetry reminds us, over and over, that paying attention to the delights and troubles of existence becomes a kind of psalm to this botched and beautiful creation.” ~Philip Metres, author of Sand Opera



Past Writers Read events