Be inspired by the stories of our time.

We invite you to these free public events sponsored by Stephens’ English + Creative Writing and Women’s Studies programs. 

Writers on the Edge Authors Series

Fall and Spring

The Writers on the Edge Series brings to campus award-winning guest writers who are on the cutting edge of the industry.

The series continues a rich history of visiting writers at Stephens College. Recent guests include Stephens alumna and poet Krysten Hill, as well as fiction writers Jill Orr and Laura McHugh. Other notable guests have included Toni Morrison, John Irving and Margaret Atwood, and poets Marilyn Hacker, Adrienne Rich and Diane Wakoski, as well as Stephens alumna and poet Leslie Adrienne Miller.


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New Script Showcase


Rehearsed, script-in-hand readings feature the works of the five winning student writers of the New Script Competition.


Harbinger Literary Magazine Launch Party


The internationally recognized award-winning magazine features student-written fiction, poetry, memoir, artwork and interviews.


From Fashion to Flash Fiction


Inspired by the spring exhibit in the Historic Costume Gallery, creative writers conjure the lives within the clothes. Student writers read their own works.

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English and Creative Writing

Dr. Kate Berneking Kogut,
English and Creative Writing Program Chair
(573) 442-2211 ext. 4655 [email protected] Dudley Hall 212 English + Creative Writing

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