Visiting Writers


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.

If you'd like to know more about the Delcamp program, please contact English program director, Kremena Todorova