Creative Writing
ASFA-CW Student Readings

Student readings are a very important aspect of our program. Please view the PDF file attached to the bottom of this page for the schedule of this year's ASFA-CW student readings. 

Ron Casey Visiting Writers' Series

We are also proud home to the Ron Casey Visiting Writers' Series, which was established at ASFA by a generous gift from the family and friends of Mr. Casey, a Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial writer and editorial page editor at the Birmingham News. Mr. Casey dedicated his life to using the written word to educate others and inspire a more humane, more critically aware society. All Casey readings are free and open to the public. The series has brought to campus an illustrious list of poets, novelists, and creative nonfiction writers who have given public readings and conducted master classes for our students.

This year's we'll be welcoming the following visiting writers to campus:
  • Sep 22: Daniel Wallace
  • Feb 20: Abraham Smith
  • Apr 6: Alina Stefanescu
  • Apr 13: Emma Bolden
  • Apr 20: Mira Jacob
Past visitors include:

Beth Ann Fennelly
Rajiv Mohabir
Joel Brouwer
Sheree Renee Thomas
Jacqueline Trimble
Jim Murphy
Jerriod Avant
Ben Gunsberg
Julie Marie Wade
Jeanie Thompson
Mark Neely
Lauren Goodwin Slaughter
Randall Horton
Thom Gossom
Chantel Acevedo
Darcie Dennigan
Kiki Petrosino
Brad Watson
Derrick Harriell
Randall Horton
Frank X Walker
Kate Daniels
Ander Monson
Maurice Manning