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Efroymson Creative Writing Reading Series

The Efroymson Creative Writing Reading Series at Columbia College Chicago is one of the most dynamic, aesthetically diverse events of its kind in the city. Hosted by the English and Creative Writing Department, the series attracts prestigious, award-winning fiction writers, poets, and nonfiction writers who perform, engage, and educate on a myriad of topics and traditions.

The series is committed to curating critically engaged contemporary works that challenge traditional discourse and embrace culturally relevant, diverse voices. Our unique connection to the vibrant cultural and educational district in the South Loop sets the stage for some of the most fascinating, inspiring, and influential conversations on the literary arts.

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Schedule for 2023-2024

Fall 2023 events:

October 12: Toya Wolfe, 1:00p.m. (hybrid event)
November 2: Josh Barkan, 2:00p.m. (hybrid event)

Spring 2024 events:

February 20: Richard Meier and Tony Trigilio, 5:00p.m. (hybrid event)
April 20: Jean Chen Ho and Garnett Kilberg-Cohen, 1:00p.m. (hybrid event)

Schedule for 2022-2023

Fall 2022 events:

October 13: Adrian Matejka, 5:30 p.m. (hybrid reading)
December 1: Vievee Francis, 5:30 p.m. (hybrid reading)

Spring 2023 events:

February 16: Huascar Medina, 12:30 p.m. (hybrid reading)
April 20: Terese Marie Mailhot, 5:00 p.m. (hybrid reading)