The Department of English

Writer's Voice

Writer's Voice event

What is Writer's Voice?

Writer’s Voice is California State University, Chico’s literary arts reading series. Funded by contributions from alumni and friends, the Department of English, and the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, Writer’s Voice introduces contemporary writers to citizens of the North Valley. All readings are free and open to the public.

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Fall 2018 Series

Michelle Tea   •   Nonfiction   •   Monday, October 8, 7:30 p.m.   •   PAC 134


Lynn Freed   •   Nonfiction   •   Thursday, November 1, 7:30 p.m.   •   Zingg Recital Hall


Graduate Student Reading   •   Fiction/Poetry/Nonfiction   •   Wednesday, December 12, 7:30 p.m.   •   Colusa 100A


 

Related Events

Romance of Elsewhere book cover

Guest Lecture

The Romance of Elsewhere

Lynn Freed, author

Thursday, November 1

7:30 p.m.

Zingg Recital Hall | Arts and Humanities Building

Lynn Freed’s most recent book is The Romance of Elsewhere (2017), a collection of essays reflecting on travel, identity, language, and literature. The author of 10 books, Freed was awarded the inaugural Katherine Anne Porter Award in fiction by the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2002. She has received grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and The Guggenheim Foundation.

 

Past Events

Select past Writer’s Voice events have been recorded and are available online.

  • List of Previous Speakers

    Spring 2018

    • Sasha Pimentel - Poetry
    • Beth Spencer - Poetry
    • Ryan Van Meter - Nonfiction
    • Luke Davies - Poetry/Fiction

    Fall 2017

    • Graduate Student Reading - Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
    • Naomi Williams - Fiction
    • Mary Troy - Fiction
    • Rob Davidson - Fiction

    Spring 2017

    • Neal Snidow - Fiction

    Fall 2016

    • Graduate Student Reading - Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
    • Martha Collins - Poetry

    Spring 2016

    • Louis B. Jones - Fiction
    • Sean Hill - Poetry

    Fall 2015

    • Christian Kiefer - Fiction
    • George Keithley - Fiction

    Spring 2015

    • Carole Simmons Oles - Poetry 
    • Chris Cokinos - Creative Nonfiction
    • Dimitri Keriotis - Fiction
    • Gary Thompson - Poetry and Fiction
    • Matthew Frank - Creative Nonfiction
    • Steve Gutierrez - Poetry and Fiction

    Fall 2014

    • Joan Frank - Fiction & Nonfiction
    • Wendy C. Ortiz - Memoir
    • Doug Rice - Fiction & Nonfiction

    Spring 2014

    • Joanne Harris Allred - Poetry
    • Dr. Daryl Farmer - Nonfiction
    • Brian Turner - Poetry & Memoir

    Fall 2013

    • Brenda Hillman - Poetry
    • Jon Raymond - Fiction
    • Peggy Shumaker - Poetry

    Spring 2013

    • Martha Collins - Poetry
    • Henry Hughes - Poetry
    • Patricia Ann McNair - Fiction

    Fall 2012

    • Fred Arroyo - Fiction
    • Nick Flynn - Poetry & Memoir
    • Rae Gouirand - Poetry
    • Andrew Lam - Fiction
    • Martin Puchner

    Spring 2012

    • Camille T. Dungy - Poetry
    • Steven Edwards - Nonfiction
    • Troy Jollimore - Poetry

    Fall 2011

    • Jeanne Clark - Poetry

    Spring 2011

    • Laleh Khadivi - Fiction
    • Sally McNall - Poetry
    • Carol Sklenicka - Fiction & Biography
    • Rob Magnuson Smith - Fiction