Based on our long-standing Poet-in-Residence program, the Writer-in-Residence program brings an eminent writer of fiction or literary nonfiction to campus for an extended visit each academic year. The Writer-in-Residence presents a public reading, engages in a Q&A session, and meets individually with select students.

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The Writer-in-Residence is arranged by invitation only; the Stadler Center does not accept applications for this position.

2022-23 Writer-in-Residence

Asali Solomon

Head shot of Asali Solomon

Photo credit: Ron Nichols

Asali Solomon's novel Disgruntled was named a best book of the year by the San Francisco Chronicle and The Denver Post. Her debut story collection, Get Down, earned her a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award and the National Book Foundation's "5 Under 35" honor, and was a finalist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. Her work has appeared in O, The Oprah Magazine, Vibe, Essence, The Paris Review DailyMcSweeney's, on NPR, and in several anthologies including The Best Short Stories of 2021: The O. Henry Prize Collection. Her latest novel, The Days of Afrekete, has been called "a feat of engineering" by TheNew York Times. Solomon holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of California at Berkeley and an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. She is a Professor of English and the director of Creative Writing at Haverford College.

Former Writers-in-Residence

  • 2021-22 Garth Greenwell
  • 2020-21 Angie Cruz
  • 2019-20 Robert Boswell
  • 2018-19 Vu Tran
  • 2017-18 Sarah Manyika

Contact Details

Stadler Center for Poetry & Literary Arts


Bucknell Hall