The Writing with Writers program is a highlight of our year's offerings. Every May, Furman students have the opportunity to study with an accomplished author in a different literary genre: poetry, prose fiction, or creative nonfiction. Writers visit Furman for three weeks, teaching a workshop (Eng 225), giving a public reading, and sharing their life experiences with students.

In May 2014, Amy Buttell Founder and CEO of Lake Effect Creative, a Content Marketing in Erie, PA. will teach the course. Amy works with editors, marketing directors, and executives to develop compelling stories and narratives. Her work has been published in AARP: The Magazine, Consumer's Digest, The Investment Professional, and The Journal of Financial Planning.  In her workshop she will focus on the various channels corporations use to convey their stories, including social media, audio, video, commentaries, public relations, etc. 

Past guests

Our 2013 guest was Edmund White, the nation's most noted gay novelist, an author of nine novels, and a teacher of creative writing at Princeton University.

In 2012, Tony D'Souza, author of Whiteman, The Konkans, and Mule, worked closely with a dozen eager students and gave an engrossing reading in McEachern Lecture Room.

In the past, we have hosted fiction writer Bret Lott, the poet Sean Hill, and Neil Shea of National Geographic.

Interested in enrolling for next spring? Register for May Experience.​

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