Texas Tech University

Creative Writing Reading Series

The Creative Writing Program at Texas Tech hosts an annual reading series with performances given by five to ten visiting, faculty, and student writers. We will be hosting some in-person events this year, but as this COVID-19 pandemic endures, we will also be offering many virtual events and live-streaming our face-to-face events. It's important that writers combat the isolation we're all experiencing right now. Stay connected with other artists by attending one of our events—in-person or online. Per CDC recommendations, masks are encouraged for in-person events. 

If you are going to give a virtual reading, or would like to suggest one to list on this page, please email Marcus Burke (marcus.burke@ttu.edu).


Spring 2023 Reading Series

April 11

Sidik Fofana: Onsite (ENGL/PHIL 001) at 7:30 PM


Sidik Fofana is a graduate of NYU's MFA program and a public school teacher in Brooklyn. His work has appeared in the Sewanee Review and Granta. He was also named a fellow at the Center for Fiction in 2018. Stories from the Tenants Downstairs, his debut short story collection composed of eight narratives about residents of a fictional building in Harlem, was published by Scribner in August 2022.

April 27

Lindsey Drager: Onsite (ENGL/PHIL 001) at 7:30 PM


Lindsey Drager is the author of The Sorrow Proper (Dzanc, 2015), recipient of the 2016 Binghamton University/John Gardner Fiction Award; The Lost Daughter Collective (Dzanc, 2017), winner of the 2017 Shirley Jackson Award for novella and finalist for a 2018 Lambda Literary Award; and The Archive of Alternate Endings (Dzanc, 2019), a series of queer retellings of the Hansel and Gretel narrative that span a millennium told in 75-year increments that correspond with Earth's visits by Halley's Comet. Recent fiction can be found in Cincinnati Review, West Branch, Kenyon Review Online, Michigan Quarterly Review, TriQuarterly, and essays in Passages North, Copper Nickel, Huffington Post, and Iron Horse Literary Review. Her work has been listed as notable in the Best American Essays2016 and the 2019 Pushcart Prize Anthology. A 2020 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship recipient in Prose and winner of the 2022 Bard Fiction Prize, she is an assistant professor at the University of Utah and the associate fiction editor of West Branch literary journal.