In 1989 Professor Art Stringer founded Marshall University’s Visiting Writers Series (VWS), a program that invites 6-8 authors every year to come to Marshall’s campus, meet and talk to students and to the community, and to read publicly from their work.

Visiting writers do more than just read their work aloud: they meet and talk to students, faculty, and members of the community; they elaborate on their creative processes and share their ideas and experience; they sign copies of their books sold by the university bookstore; and whenever possible, they conduct class visits and give guest lectures.

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Popular fiction writer Andrew (A.J.) Hartley speaks to a group of 8th graders at Milton Middle School in Milton, W.V.

 

 

Novelist Chris Bachelder (left) and poet and essayist Danielle Cadena Deulen (right

 

Crystal Good Affrilachian poet (center)
 
Poet Neil Carpathios