Each year, the Writing Program hosts a variety of readings and discussions with faculty, students and guests. Every year students have the opportunity to hear their professors through Gallatin Teachers Readings, where faculty members who have recently published a book read from their work, and Writers in Progress, where Gallatin faculty and staff read from a current scholarly or creative project. Students present their own work at Students Reading Their Writing and learn about the varied paths and specialties of professionals at Careers in Writing and Publishing. The Writing Program’s newest series, Gallatin Global Writers, highlights contemporary international authors and explores the diverse literary traditions and cultures from which their writing arises.
The Writing Program also often organizes guest lectures, where well-known writers read from and discuss their writing. Past presenters have included Dorothy Allison, Chris Abani, Andre Aciman, Hendrick Herzberg and Vivian Gornick.
Other events include the readings to celebrate the Writing Program's annual publications: The Gallatin ReviewReading, where contributors and editors read and discuss the newest volume, and the Literacy ReviewCelebration, where some of the recently published writers read from their work.
The Literacy Review Reading and Celebration
Thursday, May 10| 5:15pm to 7:30 Rosenthal Pavilion, Kimmel Center for University Life
Student and professional editors discuss their work. Top Row: Emma Spett, Sydney Rappis, Libby Goss, Luke Lindenbush, Arielle Friend, and Alice Hindanov. Photographs by Anna Robertson. Bottom row: Molly Seeley, Laila Pedro, Helen Georgas, Andrew Bourne, Natalie Eilbert, Molly Kleiman, and Amanda Petrusich. Photograph on left by Anna Robertson. Photograph on right by Em Watson.
A student participates in a guest Writing Workshop with Eleanor Catton via live video conference. Photograph by Kara Burritt.
Literacy Review Reading and Celebration
Tuesday, May 5th| 5:15pm to 7:30 Rosenthal Pavilion, Kimmel Center for University Life
Above, from left, four of the writers who read at the celebration, Anna Chan, Jeremiah Cumberbatch, Ouedraogo Pagom, and Leonardo Petronilha. Below, some members of the 58-student Literacy Review 13 team.
Clockwise from top right: students Hunter Kurepa-Peers, Rob Kellet, Andre-Naquian Wheeler, and Allison Flom read from their published work; Faculty Adviser Sara Murphy introduces the program. Photos by Jessie Roth.
Top row from left: Gregory Erickson, Paul Elie, Kevin Timpe, and Matthew Sitman in "Wallace and Religion"; Maria Bustillos presents "Since Man First Crept from the Primeval Slurry"; David Lipsky, D.T. Max and Scott Korb in "The Ethics of Biography." Bottom row: Students Alec Gevarter, Alyx Cullen, Rachel Sowers, Christian Raho, and Gabriella Tully Claymore sit as Jessie Roth reads a favorite Wallace passage; Samuel Cohen presents "The Whiteness of David Foster Wallace." Photos by Jessie Roth.
Scenes from Students Reading Their Writing, at which students (clockwise from top left) Camellia Hartman, Joe Kozlowski, Ethan Jacobs, and Nathaniel Nelson read their writing about the arts and popular culture. Professors (clockwise from top right) Julie Malnig, Amanda Petrusich, and Christopher Bram introduced the students and led a discussion. Photo by Jessie Roth.