Writers in Residence

Pulitzer Prize winners and National Book Award winners, MacArthur Fellows, a Poet Laureate, and best-selling authors—all have taught in the Center for the Writing Arts. The Center is proud of its tradition of providing Northwestern University's talented undergraduate students access to some of the most highly acclaimed novelists, poets and journalists of our day. These writers provide our students with an opportunity to work closely with successful practitioners of the writer's art.

Current and Upcoming Writers in Residence

Winter Quarter 2014 - Alex Kotlowitz, Visiting Writer in Residence. He'll teach Writing 303, The Art on Nonfiction:Telling Stories

Spring Quarter 2015 -Maaza Mengiste, Visiting Writer in Residence, teaching Writing 301, The Art of Fiction.

Past Writers in Residence