The Department of English at Ohio Wesleyan University has a longstanding tradition of inviting nationally and internationally recognized writers to campus for the purpose of engaging, inspiring, and stimulating thoughtful discussion. These writers have included Nobel prize laureates, Pulitzer prize winners, United States poets laureates, and other major authors such as: Leslie Jamison, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Seamus Heaney, Terese Marie Mailhot, John D'Agata, Natasha Trethewey, Ted Kooser, Kurt Vonnegut, and Derek Walcott.

In addition to reading from new and oftentimes unpublished work, writers visit classes and meet with students.  All readings are proceeded by a Q&A and are free and open to the public.

Upcoming & Recent Visiting Writers