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 Books, Nick Hornby, David
Sedaris, 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 Nonie Vonnegut-Gabovitch
and offers an average of 16 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.
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