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The Malone University Writers Series brings authors of distinction and promise to campus for public readings as well as to work with students as part of our creative writing major.

Writers Series events, with the exception of the Benefit Dinner, are open to the public free of charge. For information about any Writers Series event or the Creative Writing Program at Malone, contact Jaclyn Dwyer, program director, at 330-471-8365. See below for a complete list of past visiting writers.

Fall Semester 2016

September 6: Rebecca Hazelton

Rebecca Hazeltonis the author of Fair Copy (Ohio State University Press, 2012), winner of the 2011 Ohio State University Press / The Journal Award in Poetry, and Vow, from Cleveland State University Press. She was the 2010-11 Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow at the University of Wisconsin, Madison Creative Writing Institute and winner of the “Discovery” / Boston Review 2012 Poetry Contest. In 2014, she won a Pushcart. Her poems have appeared in Poetry, The New Yorker, and Best American Poetry 2013 and 2015.

October 4: Taylor Jacob Pate & Blake Lee Pate

Taylor Jacob Pate is a writer, painter, and runner runner born in New Orleans and raised lots of other places. He received his MFA from The New Writer’s Project at UT Austin. He co-founded and edits smoking glue gun. His first collection of poetry, becoming the virgin, is out from Action Books.

Blake Lee Pate was born in New Orleans and lives in Austin, where she received her MFA from the New Writer's Project at UT Austin. She co-founded and edits smoking glue gun, and in the past served on the board of Bat City Review.

October 25: Lindsay Starck

Lindsay Starck was born in Wisconsin and raised in the Milwaukee Public Library. She went on to earn her B.A. in literature from Yale and her M.F.A. from Notre Dame and Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She currently is an Assistant Professor at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, MN, where she lives with her husband and their dog. Noah's Wife is her first novel.

November 1: Bryan Parys

Bryan Parys is the author of a book of memoir essays titled Wake, Sleeper (Cascade Books) as well as a range of freelance articles for publications like S o j o ur n e r ' s , Re l e v a nt.c o m , and the Good Men Project . He received a Master of Fine Arts in creative nonfiction writing from the University of New Hampshire, where he also taught in the composition and creative writing programs. He is currently an editor and writer at Berklee College of Music, and he teaches creative writing at Gordon College.

Past Visiting Writers at Malone University

Mary Norris

Danielle Vogel

Meg Johnson

Steve Almond

Jo Walton

Sharona Muir

David Griffith

Mark Halliday

Jill Allyn Rosser

Doug Hunt

Amy Frykholm

Richard Smith

Sarah Green

David Wanczyk

Mike Carson

Mary Grimm

Mary Biddinger

Dale Brown

G.C. Waldrep

John Gallaher

Jane Piirto

Meg Johnson

Michael Goroff

Eliese Goldbach

Scott Cairns

Gina Oschner

Amanda Flower

Carolina Ebeid

Jamaal May

Scott Russell Sanders

Brett Foster

Brett Beach

Nicole Butler

Matt Sumpter

 Erin McGraw

Julia Spicher Kasdorf

Alyssa Nutting

Philip Metres

Pattiann Rogers

William Lychack

Michael Olin-Hitt

Aaron Belz

Todd Davis

Angie Estes

Varley O’Connor

Jeffrey Pethybridge

David Giffels

Gregory Dunne

Miho Nonaka

Celeste Ng

David Hinton

Robert Miltner

Gene Luen Yang

Emily Maloney

Kelly Andrews

Morgan Kayser

Michael Dirda

Kimberly Johnson

Jay Hopler

L.S. Klatt