John Fowles Center Readings

John Fowles Center for Creative Writing

Click for detailed 2015 reading schedule.


The John Fowles Center for Creative Writing serves to promote and advance the discipline of creative writing in all its aspects: fiction, poetry, drama, creative non-fiction and film.

The Center offers students and non-students alike an opportunity to gain a greater appreciation for the “written word” and those who write it. Each year a distinguished group of national and international writers is invited to Chapman University, making these writers available not only to the Chapman community, but to the Orange County and, by extension, the Southern California community as well.

Now into its second decade, The John Fowles Center for Creative Writing has invited to Chapman such national and international writers as: Salman Rushdie, Luisa Valenzuela, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Gioconda Belli, Alicia Partnoy, Raymond Federman, Steve Katz, Ronald Sukenick, Raúl Zurita, Elizabeth George, Ralph Berry, David Matlin, Charles Bernstein, Larry McCaffery, Alicia Kozameh, Fanny Howe, David Antin, and Willis Barnstone.

2015 Speakers

  • Feb. 16, 2015: Ajla Terzic
  • Feb. 19, 2015: Dacia Maraini
  • Mar. 2, 2015: Muharem Bazdulj
  • Mar. 30, 2015: Tibor Fischer
  • Apr. 6, 2015: Kenan Trebincevic
  • Apr. 13, 2015: Giorgio Pressburger

All of these events are free and open to the public. Readings begin at 7 p.m. in the Henley Reading Room/2nd floor Leatherby Libraries.

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