Contemporary Writers Series at Aquinas College

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    Previous Writers

Previous Writers

Over its 20 year history, the Aquinas College Contemporary Writers Series has hosted more than 70 prominent authors including Seamus Heaney, Sarah Kay, Scott Turow and Michael Ondaatje. Since the series began in 1997, the Contemporary Writers Series has provided literary readings in various genres to more than 15,000 students, faculty and members of the West Michigan community. 

Diana Abu-Jaber - 2011
Steve Almond - 2008
Sven Birkerts - 2006
Deborah Blum - 2018
George Brant - 2010
Bonnie Jo Campbell - 2012
Peter Carey - 2002
Judith Ortiz Cofer - 2002
John D'Agata - 2014
Robert Dana - 2001
Jim Daniels - 1999
Peter Ho Davies - 2015
Vincent Delaney - 2009
Mark Doty - 1999
Jack Driscoll - 2007
Stephen Dunn - 1998
Stuart Dybek, 2006
Nancy Eimers - 2001
Carlos Eire - 2015
Linda Nemec Foster - 2011
Gary Gildner - 2000
Maria Mazziotti Gillan - 2017
Jaimy Gordon - 2013
Patricia Gussin - 2011
Lee Gutkind - 2004
Patricia Hampl - 2008
Joy Harjo - 2001
Seamus Heaney - 2006
Robin Hemley - 2012
Bill Heyen - 2004
Ed Hirsch - 2016
Linda Hogan - 2009
Collette Inez - 1999
Mark Jarman - 2010
Laura Kasischke - 2008
Richard Katrovas - 2012
Janet Kauffman - 2008
Sarah Kay - 2015
Maxine Kumin - 2002
Kurtis Lamkin - 2003, 2006
Sydney Lea - 2002
Li-Young Lee - 1997, 2006
Lisa Lenzo - 2015
Mardi Jo Link - 2016
Liesel Litzenburger - 2009
Thomas Lux - 2013
Thomas Lynch - 2007
Clarence Major - 2001, 2016
Debra Marquart - 2014
Herbert Woodward Martin - 2013
Deborah Miranda - 2000
Dinty W. Moore - 2005
Lisel Mueller - 1998
David Mura - 1998
Marilyn Nelson - 1997, 2007
Naomi Shihab Nye - 1998, 2017
William Olsen - 2001
Michael Ondaatje - 2004
Anne-Marie Oomen - 2010, 2016
Gregory Orr - 2014
John Otterbacher - 2011
Erik Pankey - 2002
Elena Passarello - 2013
Linda Pastan - 2002, 2007
Leslie Pietrzyk 2017
Jack Ridl - 2011
Luis J. Rodriguez - 2012, 2017
Levi Romero - 2018
Karen Russell - 2009
Sherod Santos - 2010
Betsy Sholl - 2005
Michael Steinberg - 2000
Quincy Troupe - 1999
Scott Turow - 2012
Leslie Ullman - 2003
Luis Alberto Urrea - 2014
Diane Wakoski - 2005
Nancy Willard - 2000