The Visiting Writers Series

The Visiting Writers Series allows students to interact with nationally known authors who come to Hartwick for periods ranging from a few days to entire semesters. During their stays on campus Visiting Writers teach classes, hold workshops and individual conferences, lecture, and give readings.

Writers who have participated in the program include:

  • Chris Bachelder
  • Jo Mish
  • Eva Davidson
  • Daniel Giovinazzo
  • Peter Res
  • Nikoletta Nousiopoulos
  • Derek Walcott
  • Joseph Brodsky
  • Jamaica Kincaid
  • Donald Justice
  • Carter Revard
  • N. Scott Momaday
  • Allison Hedge Coke
  • Robert Pinsky
  • Julia Suarez Hayes
  • Daniel Pelletier
  • Christopher Lott
  • Daniel Payne
  • Bertha Rogers
  • Alice Lichtenstein
  • Rhoda Lerman
  • Earl Lovelace
  • Marianne Robinson
  • Pinckney Benedict
  • Joyce Carol Oates, and many others.

For information, please contact Dr. Robert Bensen, chair of the series, at