The University of Chicago Committee on Creative Writing has been proud to host readings and lectures by writers including Daniel Alarcón, Charles D'Ambrosio, Lydia Davis, Karen Russell, Zadie Smith, Nick Laird, Scott Wolven, Elif Shafak, Denis Johnson, Dawn Turner Trice, Neil Gaiman, Danny Hoch, Darcy Frey, Alan Burdick, Ben Doyle, Eula Biss, Sam White, Michael Earl Craig, and Steve Yarbrough. See archive for more details

  • All events are free and open to the public unless noted otherwise.
  • Visit the poetics page for poetry-related events


Date / TimeLocationDescription
October 03, 2017
04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Social Science Research, Tea RoomEva Hoffman - 'AFTER GREAT WRONGS: Thinking about the Legacy of the Holocaust Today'
Award-winning writer Eva Hoffman will deliver the Leo and Sarah (Bunny) Horvitz Memorial Lecture, speaking about the pre-Holocaust past, especially with respect to Jewish life in Poland, and the post-...
October 06, 2017
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Taft House 102Creative Writing Major Interest Session
Do you have questions about the new Creative Writing Major? This information session is great for students interested in finding out what declaring a Creative Writing major looks like. We will talk th...
October 06, 2017
04:30 PM
To be announcedEnglish/Creative Writing Welcome Back Party
Welcome back English and Creative Writing students, faculty and staff! Come celebrate the start of the new academic year. Kids and spouses are welcome.