Dogwood Bloom Reading Series

Though they only flower in the spring, the dogwood trees that surround the English department in Ellis Hall are beautiful year-round.


This fall,

when essayist Kelly Sundberg and fiction writer Gary Smith read from their work on October 17th, the leaves and berries were crimson.

In winter,

icicles will hang from the silver branches as essayist Kirk Wisland and poets Libby Fackler and Claire Eder present: February 6th.

This spring

The dogwoods will be in pre-bloom as the series closes on March 13th with readings by short-storyist Madeline Ffitch and essayist Kat Saunders.


The Dogwood Bloom Reading Series takes place at 7:00 pm in Galbreath Chapel unless otherwise noted.


Dogwood Bloom is a student-run creative writing reading series that allows current second-year graduate students to showcase their work.

All Dogwood Bloom events are free and open to the public.



If you have any questions about the Dogwood Bloom reading series, kindly email Patrick Swaney.