Reading Series

Murray State University Reading Series

The Murray State Reading Series, sponsored by the Department of English and Philosophy and organized by its creative writing faculty, brings to campus 3-5 authors for free, public readings and class visits each academic year. Among these authors are Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winners, Guggenheim and NEA Fellows, Rona Jaffe Award winners, members of the Fellowship of Southern Writers, and recipients of countless other awards and distinctions.


The Department of English and Philosophy is deeply committed to the Murray State mission of promoting diversity, global awareness, and intellectual curiosity, and the Reading Series is a program especially able to fulfill that mission. The Reading Series has an exemplary history of bringing writers of all backgrounds, ethnicities, voices, and writing styles to Murray State in order to broaden the perspectives and experiences of the students and community members who attend our events. Please join us for one of our events this semester.

2018 Reading Series

  Margaret Dean ReadingFaculty Reading
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All readings are free and open to the public. Be sure to stick around for a book signing and reception directly following. We look forward to seeing you there!