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Visiting Writer Program

In addition, the Creative Writing Program invites a distinguished novelist and poet for one week each in the fall and spring semesters. These guests read student manuscripts in their genre and meet with students individually in conference, give both a public lecture on a topic of their choice and a reading, attend graduate workshops, and spend informal time with the students over the course of the week. During the two years of the Master's program, students will have the opportunity to engage with four of these visitors and have conferences on their work with two of them (in their specific genre). The writers brought to Temple under this program are a distinctive and internationally recognized group. R.M. Berry, Robin Blaser, Robert Creeley, Anita Desai, Mary Gordon, Nathaniel Mackey, Carole Maso, Alice Notley, and C.D. Wright have been week-long visitors in the past few years. Other visiting writers have included Kathy Acker, Andre Brink, Paul Auster, Robert Olin Butler, Robert Coover, Charles Johnson, Mary Kinzie, Harryette Mullen, Susan Sontag, Ngugi Wa Thiong'o, and many others. 

The Creative Writing Program in the Department of English
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