The Evelyn Danzig Haas ’39 Visiting Artist Program brings artists of all disciplines to campus to speak, read from their work, create site-specific installations, perform music, give slide lectures, present theatre works, teach Wheaton students in master classes, and more.

The Creative Writing program has invited numerous poets, fiction writers, playwrights, and performance artists to share their work with the Wheaton community and to inspire our students in intimate classroom settings.

Readings and talks in Fall 2017 included:


Past Visiting Artists

Will Eno, Kim Adrian, Cathy Mercier, Catherine Parnell, Mat Johnson, Marilyn Nelson, Kirsten Greenidge, Michelle Hoover, Myla Goldberg, Christopher Castellani, Martha Collins, Charles Coe, Trish Ryan, Martha Southgate, Suzan-Lori Parks, Alice Hoffman, Mac Wellman, Erik Ehn, Yusef Komunyakaa, Alice Tuan, Pamela Painter, Reverend Billy, Tina Howe, David Rabe, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Marie Howe, Major Jackson, Zakes Mda, Sarah Gambito, Shay Youngblood, Jill McCorkle, Tony Kushner, James Scruggs, Caridad Svich, Ju-Pong Lin, Craig Watson, Nehassaiu deGannes, Christine Evans, Ken Prestininzi, Kathy Fagan, Amy Lynn Budd, Helen Elaine Lee, Carole Maso, Alexander Chee, Ann Wysocki, Bob Hicok, Cleopatra Mathis, Tony Eprile, Mako Yoshikawa