A student and professor discussing a book.

For over a decade the Visiting Writers Series has been bringing outstanding writers to Ball State to read their work and share their observations about writing and the writing life with students. This series is one of the cornerstones of the Ball State literary community.

Check out our department calendar to see who’s coming next. For more information, contact the director of creative writing.


History of the Visiting Writers Series

2017-2018

Kelcey Parker Ervick
Ira Sukrungruang

2016-2017

Matt Hart
Martha McCollough

2015-2016

Ander Monson
Mark Irwin
B. J. Hollars

2014-2015

Michael Poore
Joyelle McSweeney

2013-2014

Rex Pickett
Kathleen Rooney

2012-2013

Alicia Erian
Davy and Peter Rothbart
Danielle Cadena Deulen

2011-2012

Michael Martone
Valzhyna Mort
Mary Leader
Patricia Henley

2010-2011

Haven Kimmel

2009-2010

Harvey Pekar
Kelsey Timmerman

2008-2009

Bich Minh Nguyen
Bill Barich
Norbert Krapf

2007-2008

Debra Marquart
Maurice Manning

2006-2007

Michael Martone
Antler

2005-2006

Margaret-Love Denman
Barbara Shoup
Karen Kovacik
David Shumate

2004-2005

Stephen Hertz
Marilyn Kallet
Julie Schumacher
Michael Perry
Bruce Smith