Please join us for the 2018 Literary Arts Reading Series, featuring authors, Michal Ajvaz (Feb. 5); Dorota Maslowska (Feb. 19); Lucian Dan Teodorovici (Mar. 12); Aleksandar Hemon (Apr. 2); and Radka Denemarkova (Apr. 30).

All readings are in Beckman Hall 404 at 5 p.m. and these events are free and open to the public.

  • Feb. 5: Michal Ajvaz is a Czech novelist, poet and translator, an exponent of the literary style known as magic realism.
  • Feb. 19: Dorota Masłowska is a Polish writer, playwright, columnist and journalist.
  • Mar. 12: Lucian Dan Teodorovici is a Romanian writer, scriptwriter and theatre director.
  • Apr. 2: Aleksandar Hemon is a Bosnian-born American fiction writer, essayist, and critic. His best known novels are Nowhere Man (2002) and The Lazarus Project (2008).
  • Apr. 30: Radka Denemarková is a Czech novelist, dramatist, TV screenplay writer, translator, essayist.

ABOUT FOWLES CENTER FOR CREATIVE WRITING: The Center serves to promote and advance the discipline of creative writing in all its aspects: fiction, poetry, drama, creative non-fiction and film.

The Center offers students and non-students alike an opportunity to gain a greater appreciation for the “written word” and those who write it. Each year a distinguished group of national and international writers is invited to Chapman University, making these writers available not only to the Chapman community, but to the Orange County and, by extension, the Southern California community as well.

Now into its second decade, The John Fowles Center for Creative Writing has invited to Chapman such national and international writers as: Salman Rushdie, Luisa Valenzuela, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Gioconda Belli, Alicia Partnoy, Raymond Federman, Steve Katz, Ronald Sukenick, Raúl Zurita, Elizabeth George, Ralph Berry, David Matlin, Charles Bernstein, Larry McCaffery, Alicia Kozameh, Fanny Howe, David Antin, and Willis Barnstone.