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Kelly Writers Series

The Kelly Writers Series brings world-renowned poets, playwrights, and authors of fiction and nonfiction for readings and discussion to DePauw's campus. All events are free and open to the public. Spring 2019 readings include:

Faculty reading

february 13 | 7:30 p.m.
Peeler Art Center, Auditorium

Dinty W. Moore

February 19 | 4:15 p.m.
PUlliam Center for Contemporary media, watson forum, Craft Talk

March 13 | 7:30 p.m.
Peeler Art Center, Auditorium

Dinty W. Moore is author of the nonfiction book Between Panic and Desire. He serves as the 2019 Mary Rogers Field and Marion Field-McKenna Distinguished University Professor of Creative Writing. He has been published in Harpers, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, The Southern Review, and numerous other venues.

Chen Chen

April 10 | 7:30 p.m.
Peeler Art Center, Auditorium

Chen Chen is the author of When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities, winner of the GLCA New Writers Award and was long-listed for the National Book Award. His work has appeared in many publications, including Tin House and The Best American PoetryThe Atlantic featured him in an article entitled “How Poetry Came to Matter Again.”

Roxane Gay

April 17 | 4:15 p.m.
craft talk
Green Center for the performing arts, thompson Recital hall

April 17 | 7:30 p.m.
Green center for the performing arts, Kresge Auditorium

Roxane Gay’s book, Hunger, is New York Times best-selling memoir. Her work garners international acclaim for its reflective, no-holds-barred exploration of feminism and social criticism.

Presented with support of the Gilbert S. Lance Fund


Department of English

Kelly Writers Series is hosted by the Department of English. Visit our webpage for more information.

Department of English