Visiting Writers


The Visiting Writers Series brings nationally renowned authors to campus.

2020-2021 SEASON

Romeo Oriogun
September 23, 2020
Virtual Reading and Q & A 7-8:30pm EST 

Devi Laskar
November 4th, 2020
Virtual Reading and Q & A 7-8:30pm EST
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Chika Unigwe and Kerry James Evans
January 21, 2021
Virtual Reading and Q & A 7-8:30pm EST
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African Writers Festival 2021: Connections and Illuminations
February 26-27
Virtual Attendance Register for Zoom link and Schedule at: AWF

Dr. Carolyn Forché GCSU Darugar Scholar-In-Residence 
March 10, 2021
Virtual  Reading and Q & A 7-8:30pm EST                                        

TJ Sandella and Kristie Johnson
March 31, 2021
Virtual Alumni Reading and Q & A 7-8:30pm EST    

Dr. Carolyn Forché GCSU Darugar Scholar-In-Residence "Writing in the Aftermath: Poetry and Prose of Witness,"
April 8, 2021
Virtual  Public Talk and Q & A 7-8:30pm EST     

Martin Lammon and Alice Friman, Rescheduled Book Launch
April 20,2021
Virtual Faculty Reading and Q & A 7-8:30pm EST  


Dr. Carolyn Forché GCSU Darugar Scholar-In-Residence 

CAROLYN FORCHÉ’S first volume of poetry, Gathering the Tribes, winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize, was followed by The Country Between Us, The Angel of History, and Blue Hour. In March, 2020, Penguin Press published her fifth collection of poems, In the Lateness of the World. She is also the author of the memoir What You Have Heard Is True (Penguin Press, 2019), a finalist for the National Book Award and winner of the Juan E. Mendez Book Award for Human Rights in Latin America. Her famed international anthology, Against Forgetting, has been praised by Nelson Mandela as “itself a blow against tyranny, against prejudice, against injustice.” In 1998 in Stockholm, she received the Edita and Ira Morris Hiroshima Foundation for Peace and Culture Award for her human rights advocacy and the preservation of memory and culture. She has received the Academy of American Poets Fellowship in Poetry, a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Lannan Foundation Fellowship and Award. She is one of the first poets to receive the Wyndham Campbell Prize from the Beinecke Library at Yale University, and is a University Professor at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.




Past Events

African Writers Festival 2021: First Session
African Writers Festival 2021: Second Session
Darugar Scholar in Residence Virtual Reading and Q&A
Dr. Carolyn Forche: Writing in the Aftermath: Poetry and Prose of Witness; April 8, 2021