Answered By: Mary Chapman
Last Updated: Mar 07, 2024     Views: 225

The English Department Reading Series takes place during Fall and Winter semesters on Fridays at noon in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium (Level 1).

Each week an author - visiting or local to BYU - reads his or her works to the attending audience. Writers from Pulitzer Prize winners Marilynne Robinson, Maxine Kumin, Yusef Komunyakaa, and Charles Simic to editors like Peter Davison and Helen Handley Houghton to faculty and students have shared their work in the last decade.

As a result of audience enthusiasm and the excellent writing, BYU created a course associated with the weekly event.  Students study the writer's work during the week before he or she reads, then students respond to what they learned.

The readings are open to the public.  For schedules, author biographies, and to view archived recordings of previous sessions go to the English Department Reading Series web site at

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