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Creative Writing Events

Fall 2014

Christopher Merkner

Troy Moore Library, October 16, 2014, 7 p.m.

Christopher Merkner is the author of The Rise & Fall of the Scandamerican Domestic: Stories (Coffee House Press). Merkner earned his MFA at the University of Florida and PhD at the University of Denver. His work has appeared in Black Warrior Review, Cincinnati Review, CutBank, Gettysburg Review, Gulf Coast, Fairy Tale Review, Laurel Review, New Orleans Review, New South, and The Collagist, and has been included in Best American Mystery Stories. He is the co-director of the creative writing program at West Chester University. He and his wife and children live just outside of Philadelphia.




[All readings take place in the Troy Moore Library (25 Park Place, 23rd Floor) unless otherwise noted. Contact Heather Russel for more information.]


Every year several writers visit GSU to give readings, visit workshops, deliver lectures on the craft of writing, and meet with students one-on-one. Over the years we’ve welcomed many wonderful poets, fiction writers, and essayists, including:

  • Kim Addonizio
  • Steve Almond
  • Nin Andrews
  • Craig Arnold
  • Chris Bakken
  • Coleman Barks
  • John Barth
  • Richard Bausch
  • Elise Blackwell
  • Amy Bloom
  • Don Bogen
  • Karen Brown
  • Christopher Bundy
  • Moya Cannon
  • Thomas Centolella
  • Katie Chaple
  • Allen Cheuse
  • Brock Clarke
  • Wyn Cooper
  • Jim Crace
  • Lydia Davis
  • Chad Davidson
  • Mark Doty
  • Ellen Douglas
  • Stuart Dybek
  • Russell Edson
  • Lynn Emanuel
  • Percival Everett
  • B.H. Fairchild
  • Marc Fitten
  • Tom Franklin
  • Greg Fraser
  • Amanda Gable
  • Melissa Faye Greene
  • Michael Griffith
  • Jim Grimsley
  • R.S. Gwynn
  • Barry Hannah
  • Jennifer Haigh
  • Joshua Harmon
  • Jeff Harrison
  • Terrance Hayes
  • Aleksandar Hemon
  • Edward Hirsch
  • Mary Hood
  • Dallas Hudgens
  • Andrew Hudgins
  • Josephine Humphreys
  • Tom Hunley
  • Jamie Iredell
  • Rodney Jones
  • Tayari Jones
  • Heidi Julavits
  • Marilyn Kallet
  • Randall Kenan
  • John Kinsella
  • Philip Levine
  • Paul Lisicky
  • Margot Livesay
  • Thomas Lux
  • David Mason
  • Man Martin
  • Cris Mazza
  • W.S. Merwin
  • Keith Lee Morris
  • Derek Nikitas
  • Lewis Nordan
  • Alissa Nutting
  • Joyce Carol Oates
  • Tim O'Brien
  • Sharon Olds
  • Paul Otremba
  • ZZ Packer
  • Allan Michael Parker
  • Caryl Phillips
  • Padgett Powell
  • Reynolds Price
  • Calya Reid
  • Liz Robbins
  • Marilynne Robinson
  • Pattiann Rogers
  • Hannah Tinti
  • Hugh Sheehy
  • Anya Silver
  • Dave Smith
  • William J. Smith
  • A.E. Stallings
  • Elizabeth Stuckey-French
  • Ned Stuckey-French
  • Melanie Rae Thon
  • Richard Tillinghast
  • Natasha Trethewey
  • Ellen Bryant Voigt
  • Derek Walcott
  • Colson Whitehead
  • Michael Wiegers
  • Richard Willbur
  • C.K. Williams
  • Kevin Wilson
  • Terri Witek
  • Tobias Wolff