College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
MFA Creative Writing

Vivian S. Delbrook Visiting Writers Series

In addition to workshops with our resident and rotating faculty, students learn from the writers who visit campus each year as part of the Vivian Delbrook Visiting Writers Series. Since its founding in 1989, the Delbrook VWS has brought a wide variety of internationally and nationally recognized writers to Butler, from Nobel- and Pulitzer-prize winning poets and novelists to important emerging literary artists: Toni Morrison, Nadine Gordimer, Allen Ginsburg, E.L. Doctorow, Dave Eggers, Art Spiegelman, Mary Karr, Seamus Heaney, and hundreds more. Read more about this series.

For 2014-2015, the Visiting Writers Series is pleased to host Tracy K. Smith, Carl Phillips, Jonathan Franzen, Denis Johnson, Louise Gluck, Zadie Smith, and Ellen Bryant Voight, among others. Learn more about the fall 2014 speakers.