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The series brings distinguished writers to the Ithaca College campus—a fiction writer, a nonfiction writer, and a poet each semester—to offer a public reading and teach the Visiting Writers' Workshop, an advanced class that allows IC students the unique opportunity to learn from some of America's foremost writers. In the fall of 2021, all readings and classes will be virtual.

Spring 2021

Joy Castro is the award-winning author of the forthcoming novel Flight Risk, two literary thrillers set in post-Katrina New Orleans: Hell or High Water and Nearer Home, the short fiction collection How Winter Began, the memoir The Truth Book, and the essay collection Island of Bones. She has been the winner of the Nebraska Book Award and an International Latino Book Award, a finalist for the PEN Center USA Literary Award, and the editor of the anthology Family Trouble. She teaches creative writing, literature, and Latinx studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Jaswinder Bolina is the author of the 2020 essay collection Of Color and the poetry collections The 44th of July, a finalist for the 2019 Big Other Book Award and long-listed for the 2019 PEN America Open Book Award; Phantom Camera, winner of the 2012 Green Rose Prize in Poetry from New Issues Press; Carrier Wave, winner of the 2006 Colorado Prize for Poetry, and The Tallest Building in America, a digital chapbook (Floating Wolf Quarterly 2014). His poems have appeared in The Best American Poetry. He teaches on the faculty of the M.F.A. Program in Creative Writing at the University of Miami.

Ishion Hutchinson was born in Port Antonio, Jamaica. He is the author of two poetry collections: Far District and House of Lords and Commons. He is the recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Whiting Writers Award, the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award, the Joseph Brodsky Rome Prize and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature, among others. He teaches at Cornell University, where he directs the graduate Creative Writing Program.