This collection contains recordings from the Writing Now, Reading Now Series (formerly the Poetry and Fiction Reading Series) co-sponsored by Wichita State University Libraries, the Department of English, Department of Women's Studies, Watermark Books & Cafe, and the Ulrich Museum of Art.

This series, held each spring and fall, showcases the work of visiting faculty members and writers in residence, community authors, and MFA student poets and fiction writers. The readings are open to the public and take place at the Ulrich Museum of Art and Ablah Library's Lower Level.

For more information, contact Melissa Mallon, English Liaison Librarian, at melissa.mallon@wichita.edu or (316) 978-5077.

Recent Submissions

  • Kevin Brockmeier, Fiction Reading 

    Brockmeier, Kevin (2013-11-13)
    Award winning author Kevin Brockmeier, reads from his work.
  • Alice McDermott, Fiction Reading 

    McDermott, Alice (2013-11-05)
    Alice McDermott, author of Someone, reads from her work.
  • MFA Graduates Fiction and Poetry Reading 

    Kamsoke, Brian; Lipps, Nathan; Englebert, Amber; Delvaux, Katelyn; Wirtz, Aaron; Hoffman, Rae (2013-05-08)
    2013 MFA graduates from the WSU English Department's Creative Writing Program read from their final projects.
  • MFA Student Poets 2012 

    Menefee, Catherine; Rush, Brandon; McKibben, Maggi (2012-07-30)
    MFA poetry students from the WSU English Department's Creative Writing Program read their poetry.
  • Sam Taylor, Poetry Reading 

    Taylor, Sam (2012-07-27)
    Wichita State faculty member Sam Taylor reads his poetry.
  • Marlin "Bart" Barton 

    Barton, Marlin (2012-03-22)
    Marlin "Bart" Barton, award-winning author, reads from his newest book, The Cross Garden.
  • Katherine Vaz, Distinguished Fiction Writer 

    Vaz, Katherine (2011-11-17)
    Katherine Vaz, Visiting Faculty & Distinguished Fiction Writer in Residence for WSU Dept. of English, reads her work.
  • Paul Dickey, Poet 

    Dickey, Paul (2011-10-26)
    Paul Dickey, poet from Omaha, Neb. and WSU alumnus, reads new and published poetry (from "They Say This is How Death Came Into the World").
  • MFA Student Poets 

    Hash, Amanda; Kaeser, Jennifer; McMahan, Jay; Moritz, Ruth; Rush, Brandon K.; Welang, Nahum (2011-05-03)
    MFA poetry students from the WSU English Department's Creative Writing Program read their poetry.
  • Michael McGriff, Visiting Poet in Residence 

    McGriff, Michael (2011-04-29)
    Michael McGriff, Visiting & Distinguished Poet in Residence for WSU Dept. of English, reads from his books of poetry (Dismantling the Hills, The Sorrow Gondola, & To Build My Shadow a Fire).
  • Jessica Garratt, Visiting Faculty Member 

    Garratt, Jessica (2011-04-11)
    Jessica Garratt, visiting faculty member for WSU Dept. of English, reads from her book of poetry, Fire Pond.
  • Sarah Bagby, Watermark Books 

    Bagby, Sarah (2011-02-24)
    Books & Cafe in Wichita, KS, discusses the current state of book publishing and independent booksellers.

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