Languages & Literature – Visiting Writers

The Division of Languages and Literature often hosts visiting writers who give public readings, visit classes, and conduct workshops. Through this program, we have brought to campus such writers as Willie Morris, Ernest J. Gaines, Ellen Douglas, Dave Smith, Adrienne Rich, and Richard Ford.

Most recently, Natasha Trethewey, winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, came to campus to perform and visit with students.

Hodding Carter III, nationally known journalist and television news commentator, delivers the keynote address at the dedication of the S. Wayne Thompson Journalism Lab. 


Natasha Trethewey reads from her book Native Guard, the work that won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, to a packed house in Jobe Hall Auditorium.

Dave Smith, two-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, visits with Delta State students at the Southern Literary Festival.

Richard Ford, who won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his novel Independence Day, poses with Delta State students who attended a reading and a book signing at the Alumni House.

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