The Program began in Fall 1997 with Bobby Ann Mason reading from her fiction.
|Richard Taylor (Winter 11)|
|Wendell Berry (Fall 08)||R.T. Smith (Winter 08)|
|Judy Jordan (Winter 05)||Dan Chaon (Fall 03)|
|Elizabeth Alexander (Winter 03)||Chris Offutt (Fall 01)|
|Billy Collins (Winter 01)||Lorrie Moore (Fall 99)|
|Sharon Olds (Fall 98)||Bobby Ann Mason (Fall 97)|
Especially noteworthy: in the years since their readings at Transylvania Billy Collins and Elizabeth Alexander received signal honors. Collins served as National Poet Laureate from 2001 to 2003; Alexander was selected to deliver the poem at the 2009 Presidential Inauguration.