The Creative Writing Reading Series at Columbia College Chicago is one of the most dynamic, aesthetically diverse events of its kind in the city. Hosted by the English and Creative Writing Department, the series attracts prestigious, award-winning fiction writers, poets and nonfiction writers who perform, engage and educate on a myriad of topics and traditions.
The series is also committed to curating critically engaged contemporary works that challenge traditional discourse and embrace culturally relevant, diverse voices. Our unique connection to the vibrant cultural and educational district in the South Loop also sets the stage for some of the most fascinating, inspiring and influential conversations on the literary arts.
The Spring 2018 Reading Series includes: Dan Chaon, Duriel Harris, David Lazar, Mickey Hess, Halimah Marcus, Jac Jemc, Jenny Boully, Meg Day, alumni from Columbia's creative writing MFA programs, and undergraduate students from writing programs around the city of Chicago.
Columbia College Chicago presents the Spring 2018 Creative Writing Reading Series. This reading begins with Creative Non-Fiction MFA candidate Amber Carpenter and ends with a Q&A session. Selected titles will be available for sale.
Dan Chaon’s most recent book, Ill Will, is a national bestseller and was named one of the ten best books of 2017...Get the details
Columbia College Chicago presents the Spring 2018 Creative Writing Reading Series. This reading begins with Creative Non-Fiction MFA candidate Negesti Kaudo and ends with a Q&A session. Selected titles will be available for sale.
David Lazar’s latest book is I’ll Be Your Mirror: Essays and Aphorisms (University of Nebraska Press). He is founding editor of the...Get the details
This Creative Writing Reading Series event features recent alumni from the department's MFA programs in Fiction, Nonfiction and Poetry.
About the Creative Writing Reading Series
The Columbia College Chicago Reading Series is committed to curating critically engaged contemporary works that challenge traditional discourse and embraces culturally relevant, diverse voices. The college’s unique connection to the vibrant cultural...Get the details
This event will begin with a reading by Poetry MFA candidate Mica Woods, followed by a reading with author Jac Jemc, and finally a discussion with Jac and editor Halimah Marcus about recent trends in contemporary publishing.
Halimah Marcus is the Executive Director of Electric Literature, an innovative digital publisher based in New York City,...Get the details
Join us for the 19th Annual Columbia College Chicago Citywide Undergraduate Poetry Festival. This event features the best poetry by undergraduate students from 11 different Chicago-area writing programs (including Columbia's) with a reception immediately after the reading....Get the details
Columbia College Chicago presents the Spring 2018 Creative Writing Reading Series. This reading begins with Fiction MFA candidate Tyrell Collins and ends with a Q&A session. Selected titles will be available for sale.
Jenny Boully's new book is Betwixt-and-Between: Essays on the Writing Life (Coffee House Press). She is the author of five previous books, including...Get the details
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