New Voices

This series, sponsored by the College, brings emerging writers to campus to read with a University of Chicago College student. The faculty chooses writers who have published one or two books. We have separate events for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. These events are particularly special for our Program because they provide opportunities for College students to showcase their work alongside emerging writers.

We administer a call for submissions from students in the College, who must submit 3–5 pages of their original work in an anonymous document. The visiting writer selects a winner and that student reads alongside them, and joins 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 our faculty to celebrate their students' work.


Past New Voices Authors

Tracy Fuad
Kate Folk
Raquel Gutiérrez

Julia May Jonas
Hasanthika Sirisena
Wendy Xu

Divya Victor
Rebecca Sacks
Anna Della Subin

Halle Butler
Sawako Nakayasu
Francisco Cantú

Cody-Rose Clevidence
RO Kwon 
Joshua Rivkin

Catherine Lacey
GC Waldrep
Mary Norris

Margaret Ross 
Jeannie Vanasco
Chinelo Okparanta