Poets & Writers Series

Established in 1985 and sponsored by the English department, the Simpson College Poets and Writers series brings to campus each year three to five important contemporary writers from all over the world.  While at Simpson, the writers present a public reading from their work, meet with classes, and confer individually with interested student writers.  Recent visiting writers have included Rhoda Janzen, Kip Robisch, Pete Hauptmann, Mary Logue, Ruth Knafo Sutton, Diane Glancy, Ahmed Al-Aidi, Carolyn Briggs, Patricia Henley, and Michael Martone.