New Voices

This series, sponsored by the College, brings emerging writers to campus to read with a University of Chicago student. The faculty chooses writers that have published one or two books. We have a separate event for Fiction, Non-Fiction, and Poetry. These are particularly special events for our Program because it is one of the opportunities for our students to showcase their work. We administer a "Call for Submissions," the students must submit 3–5 pages of their original work in an anonymous document. The visiting writer will select a work and the student will read alongside the visiting writer and join the faculty and writer for a celebratory dinner following the event. The New Voices Series fosters excitement and support among the students and provides a moment for the faculty to celebrate their students' work.

Past New Voices Authors

2021
Divya Victor
Rebecca Sacks
Anna Della Subin

2019
Halle Butler
Sawako Nakayasu
Francisco Cantú

2018
Cody-Rose Clevidence
RO Kwon 
Joshua Rivkin

2017
Catherine Lacey
GC Waldrep
Mary Norris

2016
Margaret Ross 
Jeannie Vanasco
Chinelo Okparanta