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English Visiting Writer Program

Thank you to the Kelly Fund at the San Antonio Area Foundation for their sponsorship of OLLU's Visiting Writer.

Each semester, an accomplished writer visits OLLU to work with students and give a public reading. For more information, contact Octavio Quintanilla, PhD, in the English Department at

David HaynesSpring 2020 Visiting Writer: David Haynes

David Haynes is the author of seven novels for adults and five books for younger readers. He is professor emeritus of English at Southern Methodist University, where he directed the creative writing program for 10 years. 

For the past 23 years he also has been on the faculty of the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. He is the founder of Kimbilio, an international organization serving writers of the African diaspora, and in 2019 he concluded a seven-year term as a trustee for the Association of Writers and Writing Programs, including a two-year stint as chair. 

His most recent work, "A Star in the Face of the Sky," was published in 2013 by New Rivers Press. 

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