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Visiting Writers Series

Fall 2016 Calendar

Sponsored by the Colorado College English Department with the support of the MacLean Visiting Writers Endowment.  All events free and open to the public. For more information, call (719) 389-6853.

Block 1

Ernest Hilbert
Thursday, September 8 at 7 p.m. in McHugh Commons

Poet whose works include Sixty Sonnets, All of You on the Good Earth, Caligulan and the spoken word album Elegies and Laments as well as several opera libretti.

Charlie Anders
Monday, September 12 at 7 p.m. in Gaylord Hall

Charlie Jane Anders, author of All the Birds in the Sky and co-founder of, reads her work and reveals the secrets of universal domination. and unlimited donuts. Funded by the NEH Professorship.

Chris Bachelder
Thursday, September 15 at 7 p.m. in Gaylord Hall

Novelist whose works include Bear v. Shark, U.S.!, Abbott Awaits, The Throwback Special, and the bestselling e-book, Lessons in Virtual Tour Photography.

Block 2

Marlon James
Monday, September 26 at 7 p.m. in Kathryn Mohrman Theatre

Booker Prize-winning author of A Brief History of Seven Killings reads from and discusses his acclaimed novel. Sponsored by the Demarest Lloyd Lecture Fund.

Mike Love
Tuesday, September 27 at 5 p.m. in Richard F. Celeste Theatre

Beach Boy singer and music icon reads from his memoir Good Vibrations: My Life as a Beach Boy, which tells the story of his five-decade tenure in the famously fractious band. Funded by the NEH Professorship. 

Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer
Tuesday, October 4 at 7 p.m. in Gaylord Hall

Canadian novelist and winner of the Sidney Prize, author of  All the Broken Things, Perfecting, and The Nettle Spinner. 

Natanya Ann Pulley
Thursday, October 13 at 7 p.m. in McHugh Commons

The newest member of the Colorado College English Department, Pulley is a Diné (Navajo) writer who has published fiction and nonfiction in numerous journals, has been an editor for Quarterly West and South Dakota Review, and is currently the guest editor for the annual literary horror journal, Black Candies.

Block 3

Vince Bzdek
Thursday, November 10 at 7 p.m. in Gaylord Hall

Colorado College alumnus and newly appointed editor-in-chief of the Colorado Springs Gazette, former editor-at-large and digital political editor at the Washington Post, discusses recent changes in the media landscape. Funded by the NEH Professorship.   

Block 4

Max Early
Wednesday, December 7 at 7 p.m. in Gaylord Hall

Laguna Pueblo poet and potter who works in both English and his native Keresan language, Early’s first book of poetry was Ears of Corn: Listen. Made possible by the Hulbert Center for Southwest Studies.

Percival Everett
Thursday, December 15 at 7 p.m. in Gaylord Hall

Visiting MacLean Distinguished Professor, Everett is a recipient of the Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, as well as author of many works of fiction, including Assumption, I Am Not Sidney Poitier, Erasure, and, most recently, Half an Inch of Water.