The Theodore Dreiser Visiting Writers Series features both emerging and internationally-acclaimed writers, allowing students, faculty, and community members to engage with important figures in contemporary literature through classroom meetings, public readings, and question and answer sessions. This series serves as an important experiential learning opportunity for students, creating a unique career and professional development opportunity, and inviting students to experience contemporary literature both in and outside of the classroom. Additionally, it provides a meaningful cultural and literary experience for members of the public, enhancing Terre Haute’s vibrant literary community. With readings held in the University Art Gallery, the series celebrates multidisciplinary relationships among the arts. The writers who visit ISU for the Theodore Dreiser Visiting Writers Series serve as an inspiration to our students and members of our community. 

The Theodore Dreiser Visiting Writers Series is made possible through generous support from the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Multidisciplinary Studies, the Indiana Arts Commission, and Arts Illiana. All readings are free and open to the public. This year, our readings will be held virtually through Zoom.

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Contact Information

Dr. Amy Ash
Director of Creative Writing
Root Hall A-215
424 North 7th Street
Terre Haute, IN 47809-1928