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,

The series opens on October 4th with readings from fiction writer Christina Jones and essayist Maggie Messit.

In winter,

On November 15th poet Javan DeHaven, essayist Will Hoffacker and fiction writer Jennifer Pullen will read from their work.

This spring

The final reading of the school year will be on February 7th and will feature readings from poets Katie Berta and Steven Kapela and fiction writer Daniel Dominowski.


The Dogwood Bloom Reading Series takes place at 7:00 pm in Alden Library, 3rd Floor, Faculty Commons.


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.