A student and professor discussing a book.

For over a decade the Visiting Writers Series has been bringing outstanding writers to Ball State to read their work and share their observations about writing and the writing life with students. This series is one of the cornerstones of the Ball State literary community.

Text and Image Workshop featuring Joanne Diaz and Jason Reblando
Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Student Center, Room 310 at 3:00-4:15 p.m.
Book signing to follow at 4:30 p.m.

Photographer Jason Reblando and poet Joanne Diaz present “La Ruta: Walter Benjamin's Last Passage”  

Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Arts and Journalism (AJ) Building, Room 225 at 6 p.m.

Poster advertising text and image workshop featuring Joanne Diaz and Jason Reblando. The poster includes headshots of Diaz and Reblando, as well as a photograph and a QR code to register for the workshop.

Check out our department calendar for more event details. For additional information, contact the director of creative writing.

History of the Visiting Writers Series

2022-2023

Carlos Aguasaco
Kelcey Ervick
Jill Christman
Jana Levin
Katy Didden
Brian Brodeur

2021-2022

Ashley C. Ford (Writer-in-Residence)
Sarah Hollowell

2019-2020

Laura Ruby
Michael Martone

2018-2019

Marianne Boruch
Jay Coles

2017-2018

Kelcey Parker Ervick
Ira Sukrungruang

2016-2017

Matt Hart
Martha McCollough

2015-2016

Ander Monson
Mark Irwin
B. J. Hollars

2014-2015

Michael Poore
Joyelle McSweeney

2013-2014

Rex Pickett
Kathleen Rooney

2012-2013

Alicia Erian
Davy and Peter Rothbart
Danielle Cadena Deulen

2011-2012

Michael Martone
Valzhyna Mort
Mary Leader
Patricia Henley

2010-2011

Haven Kimmel

2009-2010

Harvey Pekar
Kelsey Timmerman

2008-2009

Bich Minh Nguyen
Bill Barich
Norbert Krapf

2007-2008

Debra Marquart
Maurice Manning

2006-2007

Michael Martone
Antler

2005-2006

Margaret-Love Denman
Barbara Shoup
Karen Kovacik
David Shumate

2004-2005

Stephen Hertz
Marilyn Kallet
Julie Schumacher
Michael Perry
Bruce Smith