Visiting Writers Series

The Visiting Writers Series began in the Spring of 2014 with a reading by poet Roger Reeves. After the start of the MFA in Creative Writing in the Fall of that year, the VWS took off. Over the past two years, the MFA in Creative Writing has hosted nationally renowned poets and writers, adding to the vibrant literary culture of Lexington. All events are free and open to the public.


Visiting Writers 2017/2018




Mary Karr

Tyehimba Jess

Ada Limón

Claire Vaye Watkins

Derek Palacio

Dinaw Mengestu

Eileen Myles

John Jeremiah Sullivan

Peter Fallon

Helen Oyeyemi

Rob Spillman

Wayne Kostenbaum

Adrian Matejka

Roxane Gay

Francisco Goldman

Ann Beattie

Dara Weir & Emily Pettit

Nic Brown

Jim Gavin

Jill McCorkle

Roger Reeves


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