2013-2014 Great River Reading Series

The John S. Lucas Great River Reading Series

 The John S. Lucas Great River Reading Series brings poets, fiction writers and non-fiction writers to WSU each year. The writers visit creative writing and literature classes, meet with students, and give a public reading.

Visiting writers have included: Lee Young-Li, Diana Abu-Jaber, Achy Obejas, Heid Erdrich, Katrina Vandenberg, John Reimringer, Marisha Chamberlain, Beth Ann Fennelly, Reginald Gibbons, Kent Meyer, Gary Young, Barry Estabrook, Ruth Ozeki, Kim Roberts, Kenneth McCullough, C. Mikal Oness, Joyce Sutphen, Tony Eprile, C.J. Hallman, Susan Atefat-Peckham, Ed Bok Lee and Joe Meno.

Upcoming Events:

John S. Lucas Great River Reading Series

All readings are free and open to students and the public.

Thursday, October 10  - Katrina Vandenberg


Katrina Vandenberg will read from her new books of poems, The Alphabet Not Unlike the World, in Stark 103 at 4:30 p.m.


She will also visit Dr. Armstrong’s poetry class at 12:30 in Minne 350. 

Please email Dr. Armstrong if you would like to attend his class.


Monday, October 14 – Barry Estabrook


Barry Estabrook’s Tomatoland is our WSU Common Book for 2013-14.  Estabrook will be speaking in Somsen Auditorium at 7 p.m.  


Please contact Dr. Dunbar for additional events or look for posters and announcements around campus.   


Thursday October 17th - David Jauss   


David Jauss will read from his new short story collection, Glossolalia, in Stark 103 at 4 p.m.


He will also visit Elizabeth Oness’s Introduction to Literature class at

2 p.m. in Minne 363

Please email Dr. Oness if you would like to attend the class: 


Friday October 18th


Jauss will also visit Zachary Carlsen’s Introduction to Creative Writing class at 11 a.m in Minne 363.


Please email Zach Carlsen if you would like to attend the class.