Creative Writing Coffee Hour

Join students, faculty, and friends of the University of Evansville’s Department of Creative Writing for coffee and cookies as we welcome celebrated authors for afternoon readings of their published works. The authors will be available afterward for conversation and book signings.

Past Events

Coffee Hour - Kelly Sundberg

Friday, September 28, 2018, 4:00 p.m.
Melvin Peterson Gallery, University of Evansville Campus, 1800 Lincoln Ave, Evansville, IN

The Creative Writing Department will host Kelly Sundberg, whose memoir, Goodbye, Sweet Girl, was published in June 2018. Sundberg will give a reading from her memoir. Sundberg's essays have appeared in Guernica, Gulf Coast, The Rumpus, Denver Quarterly, Slice Magazine, and others. Her essay "It Will Look Like a Sunset" was selected for inclusion in Best American Essays 2015, and other essays have been listed as notables in the same series. She has a PhD in Creative Nonfiction from Ohio University, and she has been the recipient of fellowships or grants from Vermont Studio Center, A Room of Her Own Foundation, Dickinson House, and The National Endowment for the Arts.

Coffee Hour - Senior Reading

Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 4:00 p.m.
Room 252, Ridgway University Center, Eykamp Hall, University of Evansville Campus, 1800 Lincoln Ave, Evansville, IN

Graduating creative writing majors read their poetry and prose. For more information, call 812-488-2963.

Coffee Hour - Robert Griffith

Saturday, October 28, 2017,
Koch Center for Engineering and Science, Vectren Lecture Hall, Room 100, University of Evansville Campus, 1800 Lincoln Ave, Evansville, IN

Robert Griffith, chair of the creative writing program at UE, will be the speaker. His most recent book is The Devil in the Milk. Griffith’s book, The Moon from Every Window, was nominated for the 2013 Poets’ Prize, and his book A Matinee in Plato's Cave won the 2009 Best Book of Indiana Award. His work has appeared in PN Review, Poetry, The North American Review, Poems & Plays, The Oxford American, and other publications. He is editor of the journal Measure and director of the University of Evansville Press.

Coffee Hour - E.A.A. Wilson

Thursday, October 5, 2017, 4:00 p.m.
Melvin Peterson Gallery, University of Evansville Campus, 1800 Lincoln Ave, Evansville, IN

An ordained New Thought minister who is completing her PhD in divinity, Wilson is a speaker and author of several books, including a comic fantasy novel, Ascension Denied, and, co-written with bestselling author Scott Ciencin, a mystery novel, The Humbug Murders. She wrote the narrative development for the acclaimed Nintendo fantasy game Mystic Searches and starred in The New 8 Bit Heroes, an award-winning documentary about making Mystic Searches.

Coffee Hour - Senior Reading

Thursday, April 23, 2015, 4:00 p.m.

Coffee Hour - Wahnita DeLong Reading featuring Bruce McPherson

Friday, April 17, 2015, 4:00 p.m.

Wahnita DeLong Reading featuring Bruce McPherson, founding editor and publisher of McPherson & Company, an independent literary and arts press.

Coffee Hour - Maragret McMullen

Thursday, April 16, 2015,

Maragret McMullen, professor of creative writing and the Melvin M. Peterson Endowed Chair in Literature and Writing at UE

Coffee Hour - Catherine Tufariello

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 4:00 p.m.

Catherine Tufariello, poet-in-residence at Christ College, the honors college of Valparaiso University

Coffee Hour - Ben H. Winters

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 4:00 p.m.

Melvin M. Peterson Literary Hour featuring Ben H. Winters, Butler University

Coffee Hour - Erica Dawson

Thursday, September 18, 2014,

Coffee Hour - Senior Reading

Thursday, April 10, 2014, 4:00 p.m.

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