Overview of the Visiting Writers Series
The Vivian S. Delbrook Visiting Writers Series at Butler
University regularly hosts public readings and Q & A sessions
with some of the most influential people in contemporary
literature. Not only have authors like Toni Morrison, Billy
Collins, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Gwendolyn Brooks, Nick Hornby, Margaret
Atwood, Allen Ginsberg and Amy Tan shared their work with the
Indianapolis community, but they have interacted directly with
undergraduate students in Butler's English classes.
Students can also choose to take a 300-level English course
that features the work of authors in the Visiting Writers Series.
Students in this course are invited to join English faculty in a
private dinner given for each writer when he or she visits the
campus as well as introduce the writers at the public readings.
The program is coordinated by Shannon Rezek and offers an
average of 14 events each year, all of which are free and open to
Butler students as well as the Indianapolis community, making the
Butler University Visiting Writers Series the largest and most
comprehensive of its kind.