Living Writers

A self-paced learning experience, free and open to all.

The Experience

Join professor Jennifer Brice and fellow Colgate faculty as they explore the work of nine exciting writers throughout the fall 2020 semester.

I appreciate that my college is creating this opportunity for me to engage intellectually with prominent writers, along with a Colgate professor and other students of all ages.

Goldie Blumenstyk ’79, senior writer, Chronicle of Higher Education

September 10

Year of Wonders Book CoverGeraldine Brooks
Geraldine Brooks
Year of Wonders

September 17

Black Is the Body Book CoverEmily Bernard
Emily Bernard
Black Is the Body

September 24

Lowest White Boy Book CoverGreg Bottoms
Greg Bottoms
Lowest White Boy

October 8

Calypso Book CoverDavid Sedaris
David Sedaris

October 22

Deaf Republic Book CoverIlya Kaminsky
Ilya Kaminsky
Deaf Republic

October 29

Transcendent Kingdom Book CoverYaa Gyasi
Yaa Gyasi
Transcendent Kingdom

November 5

These Ghosts Are Family Book CoverMaisy Card
Maisy Card
These Ghosts Are Family

November 12

Interior Chinatown Book CoverCharles Yu
Charles Yu
Interior Chinatown

November 19

Suddenly a Knock on the Door Book CoverEtgar Keret
Etgar Keret
Suddenly, a Knock on the Door


Feel free to read, comment, watch, listen, and even lurk as little or as often as you like.

  • Podcast book conversations by Colgate faculty
  • Discussion forum with faculty, students, and LW Online participants
  • Curated list of reviews, interviews, and articles about each author and title
  • Weekly author events, open to the public live via streaming
  • Archived author presentations (available online until mid-December)



Colgate Bookstore

10% off books ordered online or purchased at the Colgate Bookstore through September 1.