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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

Fall 2022 Visiting Writer: Jennifer Sperry Steinorth

Jennifer Sperry SteinorthJennifer Sperry Steinorth’s books include "Her Read, A Graphic Poem," recipient of "Foreword Review's" Bronze Prize for Poetry and "A Wake with Nine Shades," both from Texas Review Press. She has received grants from Vermont Studio Center, the Sewanee Writers Conference, Community of Writers, and the MFA for Writers at Warren Wilson College.  Their poetry has recently appeared in "Black Warrior Review," "Cincinnati Review," "Michigan Quarterly Review," "Missouri Review," "Pleiades," "Plume," "Rhino," and "TriQuarterly."  Born in Tulsa, raised in Texas, she is a lecturer in the University of Michigan Department of English and the Stamps School of Art and Design. Their interdisciplinary approach to language is drawn from years as a classical dancer and a decade in architectural design and construction.


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