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Living Writers Schedule

Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and parents immerse themselves in the great literature of our time, hearing directly from the authors themselves.

Living Writers is on hiatus until Fall 2016, when it will once again be available on campus and online. E-mail us any questions or suggestions.


This course benefits not only the undergraduates who participate but the many people from the campus community and beyond who meet the visiting authors in person or through live webcasts of their public readings.

Recent Authors

Martin Amis
Jonathan Franzen
Pico Iyer
Chang-rae Lee
Téa Obreht
Marie Arana
Xiaolu Guo
Marlon James
Nadifa Mohamed
Marjane Satrapi


Living Writers on ColgateX

Not on campus, but want to be a part of this incredible literary experience? Living Writers on ColgateX is a free, open online learning experience covering the works of Nadifa Mohamed, Jonathan Franzen, Marjane Satrapi, and Martin Amis. LEARN MORE
Participants learn a great deal while reading today's great literature. <em>Freedom: A Novel</em> by Jonathan Franzen <em>Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood</em> by Marjane Satrapi <em>The Orchard of Lost Souls</em> by Nadifa Mohamed <em>Freedom: A Novel</em> by Jonathan Franzen <em>Freedom: A Novel</em> by Jonathan Franzen <em>The Zone of Interest</em> by Martin Amis