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 30, 2014
04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Logan Center, Seminar Terrace 801Lecture by John Wilkinson on the Poetry of Dylan Thomas
John Wilkinson, Associate Chair for Creative Writing and Poetics in the Department of English, will give a lecture titled, 'Wave Power: The Effacement of the Caesura in Dylan Thomas’s Poetry,' as part...
November 11, 2014
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Logan Center, Seminar Terrace 801Reading by Lisa Samuels
Lisa Samuels was born in Boston and raised in the United States, Europe, and the Middle East. Her work focuses in transculturalism, ethics, violence, the body, and imaginative knowing. Her nine books ...
November 20, 2014
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Logan Center, Seminar Terrace 801Reading by Mary Gordon
Mary Gordon will read from The Liar's Wife, her newly released collection of four novellas. Gordon is the author of six novels, including Final Payments, Pearl, and The Love of My Youth, as well as th...