The John Fowles Center for Creative Writing promotes and advances the discipline of creative writing in all its aspects: fiction, poetry, drama, creative nonfiction and screenwriting. For fourteen years the center has invited international writers to Chapman as: Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, Salman Rushdie, Maxine Hong Kingston among others. Below is a list of the 2011 literary series, which is devoted to Italian authors. All the events begin at 7 p.m. and are held in the Henley Reading Room on the second floor of the Leatherby Libraries. The readings and lectures are free and open to the public.

March 7: Dacia Maraini
March 21: Assaf Gavron
April 4: Erri De Luca
April 11: Paoloa Giordano
April 25: Giuseppe Conte
May 2: Giorgio Pressburger

For more information on the invited writers and the John Fowles Center for Creative Writing: