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.

Upcoming Events

  • Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 4 p.m.
    Eykamp Hall, Room 252, Ridgway University Center
    Senior Reading. Graduating creative writing majors read their poetry and prose. For more information, call 812-488-2963.

Recent Events

  • Thursday, October 28, 2017, 4 p.m.
    Vectren Lecture Hall, Room 100, Koch Center for Engineering and Science
    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.

  • Thursday, October 5, 2017, 4 p.m.
    Melvin Peterson Gallery
    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.

  • Thursday, April 23, 2015
    Senior Reading

  • Friday, April 17, 2015
    Wahnita DeLong Reading featuring Bruce McPherson, founding editor and publisher of McPherson & Company, an independent literary and arts press

  • Thursday, April 16, 2015
    Maragret McMullen, professor of creative writing and the Melvin M. Peterson Endowed Chair in Literature and Writing at UE

  • Thursday, October 23, 2014
    Catherine Tufariello, poet-in-residence at Christ College, the honors college of Valparaiso University

  • Thursday, October 16, 2014
    Melvin M. Peterson Literary Hour featuring Ben H. Winters, Butler University

  • Thursday, September 18, 2014
    Erica Dawson

  • Thursday, April 10, 2014
    Senior Reading

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