Co-founded by Jessica Smith and Douglas Ray in Fall 2011, the Indian Springs School Visiting Writers Series brings writers into the classrooms at Indian Springs School for performances and workshops, hosts readings by current students, and sponsors the school’s Poetry Out Loud team. Full current schedule at Tumblr. Recordings of previous readings at SoundCloud. Pictures at Facebook and Instagram.

After six years of ever-increasing success, the Indian Springs School Visiting Writers Series was dissolved by the school administration in Spring 2017.

Press about ISSVWS in Library as Incubator Project Blog.

2016-2017 Visiting Writers

2015-2016 Visiting Writers

2014-2015 Visiting Writers

2013-2014 Visiting Writers

  • Charles Alexander
  • TJ Beitelman
  • Michelle Chan Brown
  • Ann Fisher-Wirth
  • Charles Jensen

2012-2013 Visiting Writers

  • Nona Willis Aronowitz
  • Emma Bolden
  • Kate Greenstreet
  • Matthew Hittinger
  • Michelle Hazelwood Hyde
  • Molly Brodak
  • Laurel Mills*
  • Gina Myers
  • Amish Trivedi
  • Adam Vines

2011-2012 Visiting Writers

  • Sandra Beasley
  • Anne Boyer
  • Shanna Compton
  • Bruce Covey
  • Howard Cruse*
  • Gabriel Gadfly
  • John Green*
  • Megan Kaminski
  • Michael Levy
  • Daniela Olszewska
  • Douglas Ray
  • Laura Thomas*
  • Maureen Thorson

*  Denotes alumni of Indian Springs School