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Stephanie Loos, Staff Assistant
Old Main, Room 102
Lincoln, NE 68504
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Visiting Writers Series

Nebraska Wesleyan University's Visiting Writers Series brings prominent national and international writers to campus. In addition to giving public readings, our visiting writers meet with students to discuss the craft of writing. The mission of this series remains the promotion of literary experiences with contemporary writers meant to enliven and to educate young writers here at NWU.

All readings are free and open to the public.

Michael Walsh

Thursday, February 2, 2023
6 p.m.
Olin Hall

A photo of Michael Walsh standing outside in front of a tree

Michael Walsh is an independent scholar, creative writing instructor and writer. Walsh received a B.A. degree in Creative Writing from Knox College in Galesburg, Ill. and a M.F.A. degree in Creative and Professional Writing from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. He serves as the editor of Queer Nature, the first ecoqueer poetry anthology. Walsh's poetry books include The Dirt Riddles (University of Arkansas Press) and Creep Love (Autumn House Press) as well as two chapbooks, Adam Walking the Garden and Sleepwalks (Red Dragonfly Press). His awards include a Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship in Poetry, a Jerome Foundation Emerging Artist Fellowship, The Miller Williams Prize in Poetry, and The Publishing Triangle’s Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry. 

Past Visiting Writers

Year Writers
Fall 2022 Sasha Steensen
Sarah Fay
Spring 2022 Charlotte Pence
Fall 2021 Shandana Minhas
Ameena Hussein
Spring 2021 Kiki Petrosino
Dan Rosenberg
T.C. Tolbert
Farid Matuk
Fall 2020 Marc Rahe
Joyelle McSweeney
Spring 2020 Maria Dahvana Headley
Jillian Weise
Fall 2019 Lauren Haldeman
Prageeta Sharma
Theodore Wheeler
Spring 2019 Ishmael Klein
Julia Whicker
Anjali Sachdeva
Fall 2018 Traci Brimhall
Lisa Wells
Jamel Brinkley
Spring 2018 Carolyn Hembree
Sandy Longhorn
Julie Schumacher
Robyn Schiff
Nick Twemlow
Fall 2017 Cole Swensen
Carol Guess
Spring 2017 Brenda Shaughnessy
Brian Blanchfield
Fall 2016 Peter Gizzi
Claudia Rankine
Lucy Ives
Spring 2016 Porochista Khakpour
Michael Knight
Shane McCrae
Fall 2015 Dagoberto Gilb
J.D. Schraffenberger
Kit Yan
Spring 2015 Sarah Braunstein
Erik Campbell
Robert Fernandez
Mary Hickman
Amaud Jamaul Johnson
Bradford Tice
Fall 2014 Mark Jay Brewin, Jr.
Travis Mossotti
David James Poissant
Christine Sneed
Spring 2014 Trey Moody
Joshua Robbins
Mary Helen Stefaniak
Fall 2013 Tricia Currans-Sheehan
Jeanne Emmons
Kristi Maxwell
Bradford Tice
Laura van den Berg
Spring 2013 Oni Buchanan
Charlotte Pence
Adam Prince
John Walker
Jon Woodward
Fall 2012 Chi Tak Chan
Chun Ying Lin
Caryl Pagel
Lysley Tenorio
Stephanie Ye
Spring 2012 Suzanne Buffam
Jennifer S. Davis
David Philip Mullins
Srikanth Reddy
Fall 2011 Margaret Lazarus Dean
Hye-Kyung Lee
Dorothy Tse
Susan Wheeler
Yueran Zhang
Spring 2011 Jessica Savitz
Willy Vlautin
Fall 2010 Meg Kearney
Ed Roberson
Robert Wrigley
Spring 2010 Arthur Smith
Hannah Tinti
Fall 2009 Marcia Douglas
John McManus
Spring 2009 Mary Jo Bang
Brian Evenson
Sheila Heti
Gary Lutz
Fall 2008 Joanna Klink
Timothy Liu
Spring 2008 Chris Bachelder
William Henry Lewis
Ben Marcus
Selah Saterstrom
Fall 2007 Erik Campbell
Graham Foust
Christian Hawkey
Harryette Mullen
Sawako Nakayasu
Spring 2007 Cary Holladay
Josip Novakovich
Julie Orringer
Bapsi Sidhwa
Fall 2006 Grace Bauer
Anthony Hawley
Jeffrey McDaniel
Robyn Schiff
Spring 2006 Chris Offutt
Z.Z. Packer
Fall 2005 John D’Agata
Denise Duhamel
Dean Young