Literary Society


Mission
The Gene Barnett Literary Society seeks to broaden literary and cultural experience of the university through a trinity of activities, each important to the student body. The first, the Lecture Series, is ideal for giving students access to the most influential minds of each speaker's respective field. Knightscapes, A Literary Magazine, is a rare opportunity for students, faculty and staff to publish and express to a wider audience their creative achievements. The poetry readings allow members of the Literary Society a forum where their words can be comfortably shared with an accepting and interested audience.
Speaker's Series
 

2004

Susan Sontag

Ben Brantley

2005

Dr. Stephen Greenblatt

Chang-Rae Lee

2006

John Simon

David Remnick

2007

Francine Prose

2008

Roxanna Robison

Joseph O'Neill

2009

Paul Muldoon

2010

Morris Dickstein

Amy Bloom

2011

Harlan Coben

2012

Colum McCann

James S. Shapiro

2013

Elizabeth Strout 

Meg Wolitzer

2014

Colm Toibin

J. Courtney Sullivan

2015

Jane Smiley

Matthew Thomas

2016

Michael Riedel

Paula McLain

2017 Richard Russo