Past Speakers

Authors who have read in our series through 2015

Categories may imply firmer distinctions than justified by many of these authors’ flexible or adventurous approaches to genre; writers have been listed in the genre group as presented in the Town House series.

Fiction
Russell Banks, Philip Baruth, Robin Berenbaum, Chris Bohjalian, Kathryn Davis, Lydia Davis, Matt Drummy, John Griesemer, Mary Hays, Ernest Hebert, David Huddle, Judy Janoo, Lise Johnson, Creston Lea, Jeffrey Lent, Ellen Lesser, Laurie Levenger, Margot Livesey, Alexandra Marshall, Archer Mayor, Jill McCorkle, Sue Miller, Howard Frank Mosher, Howard Norman, Dalia Pagani, John Sayles, David Scott, Sarah Stewart Taylor, Catherine Tudish, Kate Wenner, W. D. Wetherell,

Literary or Documentary Journalism
Jack Beatty, William Craig, Max Gibson, Geoff Hansen, Ted Levin, Bill McKibben, Thomas Powers, Carin Pratt, Lauren Russell, Jeffrey Sharlet, Joe Sherman, David Shribman, Nicola Smith, Nathaniel Tripp

Poetry
Deborah Brown, David Budbill, Nadine Wolf Budbill, Wyn Cooper, William Corbett, Rob Farnsworth, Alice B. Fogel, Jody Gladding, Rachel Hadas, Jeffrey Harrison, Jane Hirshfield, Cynthia Huntington, Galway Kinnell, Maxine Kumin, Sydney Lea, David Lehman, Gary Lenhart, Cleopatra Mathis, Christopher Merrill, Jennifer Militello, Grace Paley, Jane Shore, Ruth Stone, Ellen Bryant Voigt, Mame Willey

Literature for Children or Young Adults
M. T. Anderson, Karen Hesse, Trina Schart Hyman, Gregory Maguire, Katherine Patterson, Katrin Tchana, Vera B. Williams

Essays and Memoirs
Douglas Bauer, Sven Birkerts, James Carroll, William Sloane Coffin, Howard Dean, John Kenneth Galbraith, David Hinton, Madeline Kunin, Reeve Lindbergh, Howard Mansfield, Tim Matson, Arthur Miller, Sy Montgomery, Terry Osborne, Noel Perrin, Jim Rooney, Jim Schley, Gus Speth, Laura Waterman, Eric Zencey

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