Visiting Writers

Each year, distinguished visiting writers come to campus under the auspices of a number of different programs.

Sherry Memorial Visiting Poet

The Pearl Andelson Sherry Memorial Poetry Reading and Lecture honor the life and work of former University of Chicago student, Pearl Andelson Sherry.

Dedmon Writer-In-Residence Program

The Dedmon fund brings a distinguished visitor each year who is engaged in exploration of the interdisciplinary aspects of art—whether that means the use of a variety of artistic genres or the use of genres that incorporate more than one creative practice, such as the documentary film or the graphic novel.

The 2015-16 Dedmon Writer-in-Residence is Sarah Manguso.

Kestnbaum Writers in Residence

The Kestnbaum Writer-in-Residence Program is one of the highlights of the Committee on Creative Writing, allowing the campus community to connect with notable contemporary authors and their work. 

The 2015-16 Kestnbaum Writer-in-Residence is Edwidge Danticat.