University of Richmond’s Writers Series offers students and members of the community opportunities to interact with today’s most celebrated writers. This spring, three renowned authors will be featured at events that are free and open to the public.

Christine Schutt will give the first lecture of 2015 on Feb. 26 in Carole Weinstein International Center Commons. She has authored three novels and two story collections. “A Night, A Day, Another Night, Summer,” one of Schutt’s story collections, was selected as the best book of 1996 for the Time Literary Supplement. She has been a finalist for the National Book Award as well as the Pulitzer Prize in fiction. Schutt is the Distinguished Writer in Residence at UR this semester.

Maud Casey, author of three novels and a story collection, will discuss her work on March 24 in Jepson Hall, room 118. Casey’s work has won the Calvino Prize and a New York Times Notable Book selection. She has completed international residency fellowships with Chateau de Lavigny and the Hawthorden International Retreat for Writers. The New York Times, Salon and A Public Space have published Casey’s nonfiction reviews and essays.

Novelist and short story writer Sam Lipsyte will present on April 2 in Weinstein Hall, Brown-Alley Room. He has authored three novels and two story collections. The New Yorker, Harper’s, The Paris Review and other publications have printed many of Lipsyte’s stories. Lipsyte is a 2008 Guggenheim Fellowship recipient, which is designed to support people who have already created exceptional scholarship.

All lectures will be held at 7 p.m.

The Writers Series is sponsored by the Department of English.

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English Department