Walt Whitman Writers Series

The Walt Whitman Writers Series brings top contemporary authors to campus to share their work and writing experiences with students, faculty and the entire Brooklyn community.

The Series grew out of interest by St. Francis College to showcase the wonderful writers in our community. Now, working in collaboration with BookCourt, more than a dozen writers of the best local and international writers have shared their words with packed, enthusiastic audiences.

“There is so much talent at our doorstep here in Brooklyn that it would be almost foolish if we didn’t try to share it with our students and expose them to a group of writers who are as varied as they are skilled,” said English Professor Ian Maloney who coordinates the series with English Professor Theo Gangi.

Walt Whitman, a long-time Brooklyn resident who often included the then-city of Brooklyn in his work, was a natural choice to be honored by naming the writer series for him.


Upcoming Writers

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Walt Whitman Writers

Marlon James - Spring 2016

Paul Beatty - Fall 2015

Junot Diaz - Spring 2015

Charles Baxter - Fall 2014

George Saunders - Spring 2014

James Salter - Fall 2013

Colum McCann - Spring 2013

Ben Marcus - Spring 2012

Dinaw Mengestu - Fall 2011

Kate Christensen - Spring 2010

Julie Orringer - Fall 2010

Rick Moody - Fall 2009

Darcey Steinke - Spring 2009

Jonathan Lethem - Fall 2008

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