Distinguished Visiting Writers Series


The series brings distinguished writers to the Ithaca College campus to offer a public reading and participate in the DVW Writer's Workshop/Master Class. The workshop offers advanced classes and allows IC students a unique opportunity to learn from some of America's foremost writers.


Fall 2015: Sarah Manguso, Mary Szybist, and Edward P. Jones

Nonfiction Writer SARAH MANGUSO
Public Reading
Wednesday, September 9th
Clark Lounge, Campus Center
7:30 PM

Sarah Manguso’s latest nonfiction book is Ongoingness: The End of a Diary. Her five other books include The Guardians: An Elegy for a Friend, named one of the top ten books of 2012 by Salon, and The Two Kinds of Decay: A Memoir, named an Editors’ Choice by the New York Times Book Review and a Best Book of the Year by the Independent, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Telegraph, and Time Out Chicago. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Rome Prize. Her essays have appeared in Harper's, the New York Review of Books, and the New York Times Magazine, and her poems have won a Pushcart Prize and appeared in four editions of the Best American Poetry series.

Public Reading
Thursday, October 8th
Klingenstein Lounge, Campus Center
7:30 PM

Mary Szybist is most recently the author of Incarnadine, winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Poetry. She is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rona Jaffe Foundation, and the Witter Bynner Foundation in conjunction with the Library of Congress.  Her work has been awarded two Pushcart Prizes and has been supported by residencies at the MacDowell Colony and the Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Center in Bellagio, Italy. Her first book Granted won the 2004 GLCA New Writers Award and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. She lives in Portland, Oregon, where she teaches at Lewis & Clark College. 

Fiction Writer EDWARD P. JONES
Public Reading
Tuesday, November 3rd
Hockett Recital Hall
7:30 PM

Edward P. Jones was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and the Lannan Literary Award for his novel The Known World. He also received a MacArthur Fellowship in 2004. His first collection of stories, Lost in the City, won the PEN/Hemingway Award and was shortlisted for the National Book Award. His second collection, All Aunt Hagar’s Children, was a finalist for the Pen/Faulkner Award. He lives in Washington, D.C., where he teaches at George Washington University.

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