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Distinguished Visiting Writers Series

Each year, the MFA faculty invites authors and editors to Greensboro for our Distinguished Visiting Writers Series, which features virtual and on-campus readings, workshops, and master classes. Guests have included poet laureates and winners of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the PEN/Hemingway Award, among others.

Past Events

February 11, 2022 | 7:00 PM | Scuppernong Books, 304 South Elm Street

Samuel Cormac and Gillian Perry Thesis Reading

The MFA Writing Program at UNC Greensboro will host a poetry and fiction reading by Samuel Cormac and Gillian Perry […]


February 4, 2022 | 7:00 PM | Scuppernong Books, 304 South Elm Street

Petra Salazar and Angela Winsor Thesis Reading

The MFA Writing Program at UNC Greensboro will host a poetry and fiction reading by Petra Salazar and Angela Winsor […]


January 28, 2022 | 7:00 PM | Scuppernong Books, 304 South Elm Street

Sophie Shaw and Dom Witten Thesis Reading

The MFA Writing Program at UNC Greensboro will host a fiction and poetry reading by Sophie Shaw and Dom Witten […]


Julia Ridley Smith - Ross White Reading Poster

January 27, 2022 | 6:00 PM | Weatherspoon Art Museum

Julia Ridley Smith and Ross White Nonfiction & Poetry Reading

The MFA Writing Program at UNC Greensboro, The Greensboro Review, and The Weatherspoon Art Museum will host a reading by […]


Event flyer for Kathy Flann

November 11, 2021 | 7 PM | Youtube

Kathy Flann Alumni Fiction Reading

Kathy Flann is the author of Smoky Ordinary, winner of the Serena McDonald Kennedy Award and Get A Grip, winner of the George Garrett Fiction Prize. Her short stories have appeared in more than 25 journals and anthologies, such as Shenandoah, The North American Review, Blackbird, The Michigan Quarterly Review, and New Stories from the South. She teaches writing at the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth.


event flyer for Tyree Daye

October 21, 2021 | 7 PM | Youtube

Tyree Daye Poetry Reading

Tyree Daye is a poet from Youngsville, North Carolina, and a Teaching Assistant Professor at UNC-Chapel Hill. He is the author of two poetry collections: River Hymns (2017 APR/Honickman First Book Prize winner) and Cardinal (Copper Canyon Press 2020). Daye is a Cave Canem fellow and a 2019 Kate Tufts Finalist. Daye won the 2019 Palm Beach Poetry Festival Langston Hughes Fellowship, 2019 Diana and Simon Raab Writer-In-Residence at UC Santa Barbara, and most recently, was awarded a 2019 Whiting Writers Award.


You Are the River Reading Poster

October 17, 2021 | 1:00 PM | Scuppernong Books, 304 South Elm Street, Greensboro, NC

You Are The River: A Reading Celebrating the North Carolina Museum of Art

Join us on Sunday, October 17th at 1:00 PM to celebrate the recent publication of You Are the River. Complete […]