English professor Jennifer Brice
and faculty colleagues lead explorations into the work of 10 exciting writers.
Read one book, or all ten. Take part in one discussion, in all activities — or anywhere in between.
- Videos and podcasts of Colgate professors talking about the books
- Online book discussions with other LWO participants
- Selected reading list of reviews, interviews, and articles
- Thursday-afternoon author events on campus (open to the public) and via Livestream
- Live events will be archived online
If you like to escape into a good novel, check out Lauren Groff’s Fates and Furies
or Tony Tulathimutte’s Private Citizens
. Did you love The Great Gatsby back in the day? Try Stephanie Powell Watts’s 21st-century take, No One Is Coming To Save Us
. Ben Lerner’s fabulous 10:04
was the pick of Colgate’s new president, Brian W. Casey.
Are you a fan of books that change how you look at the world? In that case, we recommend Elizabeth Kolbert’s The Sixth Extinction
, Alan Lightman’s The Accidental Universe
, and Hilton Als’s White Girls
What else? We’ve got a #1 bestseller by Alice Sebold, whimsical stories by Cuban writer Achy Obejas, and a Pulitzer Prize-winning collection of poems by Robert Hass.
Joining us for a special event on November 16 will be John Freeman, editor of Freeman’s
This online intellectual program is an outgrowth of the popular Living Writers course, created by English professor Frederick Busch back in 1981, and continued by Jane Pinchin and Jennifer Brice.
Ready to sign up? Click the Register button at the top of this page. To order books visit colgatebookstore.com/livingwriters
and receive a free tote bag with your order.