Visiting Writers and Speakers, Fall 2022 and Spring 2023

Eula BissEula Biss

3:30 p.m., Friday, October 7, 2022, Zoom

Eula Biss is the author of four books, most recently Having and Being Had (Riverhead Books, 2020.) A New York Times Editor’s Choice, it was named a Best Book of the Year by Time and NPR.

Her previous book, On Immunity: An Inoculation (Graywolf Press, 2014) was a New York Times bestseller, and was named one of the Ten Best Books of 2014 by the New York Times Book Review, New York Magazine, Chicago Tribune, Publisher’s Weekly, the Los Angeles Times and more.

Biss holds an MFA in nonfiction writing from the University of Iowa and taught writing at Northwestern for fifteen years.

For more information about Biss's work, visit

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Co-sponsored by the Department of English and SGA Fine Arts Fees.

Dantiel W. Moniz

Dantiel Moniz 3:30 p.m., Friday, October 14, 2022, Zoom

Dantiel W. Moniz is the recipient of a National Book Foundation “5 Under 35” Award, a Pushcart Prize, a MacDowell Fellowship, and the Alice Hoffman Prize for Fiction.

Her debut collection, Milk Blood Heat, is the winner of a Florida Book Award, and was a finalist for the PEN/ Jean Stein Award, the PEN/ Robert W. Bingham Prize, and the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award, as well as longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize.

Her writing has appeared in the Paris Review, Harper's Bazaar, American Short Fiction, Tin House, and elsewhere.

Moniz is Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she teaches fiction.

For more information about Moniz's work, visit

Free; registration required:

Co-sponsored by the Department of English, SGA Fine Arts Fees, and SGA's DEI Committee.

Katherine CapshawKatharine Capshaw

4:00 p.m., Friday, October 21, 2022, Zoom

Katharine Capshaw serves as the Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and Professor of English and affiliate in Africana Studies at the University of Connecticut, Storrs.

Capshaw studies constructions of racialized childhood in literary and visual texts. Civil Rights Childhood: Picturing Liberation in African American Photobooks (Minnesota, 2014) won the 2015 Honour Book Award from the International Research Society for Children’s Literature and the 2016 Children’s Literature Association prize for best scholarly book. Children’s Literature of the Harlem Renaissance (Indiana, 2004) won the Children’s Literature Association prize for best scholarly book. With Anna Mae Duane, Capshaw edited Who Writes for Black Children? African American Children’s Literature before 1900 (Minnesota, 2017), winner of the 2019 Best Edited Book award from the ChLA.

Capshaw will speak on her current research projects connected to children's literature and culture: "Archives to Airwaves: Attending to 1970s Black Children's Literature."

Free; registration required:

Sponsored by the Department of English and its Track in Children's Literature.

Past Visiting Writers and Speakers