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Frank B. Hanes Writers-in-Residence

  • 2021 – The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II and North Carolina poet Laureate, Jaki Shelton Green
  • 2020 – Nikky Finney
  • 2019 – Tayari Jones
  • 2018 – Julia Alvarez
  • 2017 – Ted Conover
  • 2016 – Natasha Trethewey

Distinguished Writers-in-Residence

  • 2015 – Terry Tempest Williams
  • 2014 – Stewart O’Nan
  • 2013 – Mary Karr

Morgan Writers-in-Residence

  • 2012 – Athol Fugard
  • 2011 – Amy Hempel
  • 2010 – Edward P. Jones
  • 2009 – Mark Strand
  • 2008 – Alice McDermott
  • 2007 – Tim O’Brien
  • 2006 – Joan Didion
  • 2005 – Robert Hass
  • 2004 – Alice Walker (with Center for the Study of the American South)
  • 2003 – Calvin Trillin
  • 2002 – Tobias Wolff
  • 2001 – John Edgar Wideman
  • 2000 – Russell Banks
  • 1999 – Richard Wilbur
  • 1998 – Robert Pinsky / Rita Dove
  • 1997 – Richard Ford
  • 1996 – Beth Henley
  • 1995 – Annie Dillard
  • 1993 – (fall) Shelby Foote