Each year The Distinguished Visiting Writers Series at Waldorf College brings two or three nationally-recognized authors to campus. Each writer visits a number of creative writing classes, works individually with thesis students, and gives a public reading.
Benjamin Percy is the author of a novel, The Wilding (forthcoming from Graywolf Press), and two books of stories, Refresh, Refresh (Graywolf, 2007) and The Language of Elk (Carnegie Mellon, 2006). His fiction and nonfiction have been read on National Public Radio, performed at Symphony Space, and published by Esquire, Men's Journal, the Paris Review, the Chicago Tribune, Glimmer Train, and many other places. His honors include a Whiting Award, a Pushcart Prize, the Plimpton Prize, and inclusion in Best American Stories. His story "Refresh, Refresh" is now available as a graphic novel with First Second Books, illustrated by Eisner-nominated artist Danica Novgorodoff. He teaches at the MFA program in creative writing and environment at Iowa State University.
Sean Prentiss is Professor of Writing at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he teaches creative nonfiction and poetry. He has also taught at the University of Idaho and Western State College of Colorado. He has published essays, poems, and short stories in a variety of national literary journals and has been twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize. During the summer Sean lives in rural Colorado and is building a cabin at 10,000'.
Tod Marshall is Associate Professor of English at Gonzaga University. His first collection of poetry, Dare Say, was the 2002 winner of the University of Georgia’s Contemporary Poetry Series. His second collection, The Tangled Line, was published by Canarium Books in April, 2009. He has also published a collection of his interviews with contemporary poets, Range of the Possible (EWU Press, 2002) and an accompanying anthology of poems by the interviewed poets, Range of Voices (EWU Press 2005). Tod was born in Buffalo, New York, and earned an MFA in poetry from Eastern Washington University and a PhD in literature from the University of Kansas.
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