2021-22 Reading Series

Spring Events


Dan Chiasson and Airea "Dee" Matthews

Postponed. Originally scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. Rescheduling of this event is in progress. Stay tuned for a new date!

Poet Dan Chiasson is the author of six books of poetry, most recently The Math Campers. He serves as poetry critic at The New Yorker, and is a professor at Wellesley College.  

Airea Dee Matthews' debut poetry collection, Simulacra, is the winner of the 2016 Yale Young Poets Prize, selected by Carl Phillips. A Cave Canem fellow, she is an Assistant Professor at Bryn Mawr College.


Michelle Zauner

Wednesday | Dec. 1, 2021 | 7:30 p.m. | McPherson Auditorium

Michelle Zauner is the author of the memoir Crying in H Mart, a New York Times bestseller and a phenomenon upon publication in spring 2021. She performs with her band as Japanese Breakfast. She is an alumna of Bryn Mawr College.

Tickets will be required for entry. Tickets will be available by reservation until noon on Wednesday, Dec. 1; any remaining tickets will be available at the door at 7 p.m. Reserved tickets will be available for pick up on Tuesday, Nov. 30 and Wednesday, Dec. 1. Tickets can be picked up at the Campus Center.


Vievee Francis 

Wednesday | Feb. 23, 2022 | 7:30 p.m. | Ely Room, Wyndham

Vievee Francis is the author of three books of poetry, most recently Forest Primeval. She has been the winner of the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. She teaches at Dartmouth College.


Naomi Jackson

Wednesday | March 16, 2022 | 7:30 p.m. | Music Room, Goodhart

Naomi Jackson is the author of the novel The Star Side of Bird Hill, which was nominated for the John Leonard Prize and the International Dublin Literary Award. She teaches at Rutgers University-Newark.


Diane Seuss

Wednesday | April 13, 2022 | 7:30 p.m. | Virtual via Zoom

Diane Seuss is the author of five books of poetry, most recently frank: sonnets, winner of the 2022 PEN/Voelcker Award for Poetry, and the 2021 National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry. Her work has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and she was a 2020 Guggenheim Fellow. She is a professor at Kalamazoo College. 

Fall Events


Eula Biss

Thursday | Sept. 30, 2021 | 7:30 p.m. | Virtual via Zoom

Eula Biss is one of the most celebrated essayists of her generation. Her book On Immunity was the winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, and named one of the New York Times Ten Best Books of 2014. Her newest book, Having and Being Had, is out in paperback from Riverhead Books.


Garth Greenwell 

Wednesday | Nov. 17, 2021 | 7:30 p.m. | Ely Room, Wyndham

Fiction writer Garth Greenwell is the author of two books, including What Belongs to You, longlisted for the National Book Award. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and The Atlantic. His most recent book, Cleanness, was a finalist for the National Book Award.

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