Tracy K. Smith reads at a lectern
Former poet laureate Tracy K. Smith reads during the 2018 Elizabeth Drew Memorial Lecture.

Throughout the summer, each campus hosts a number of lectures, workshops, performances, and readings that complement and enrich the academic curriculum. Recent speakers and performers have included the following:

Julia Alvarez
Sam Amidon
John Ashbery
Nancie Atwell
Alison Bechdel
Billy Collins
Vinson Cunningham
Oskar Eustis
Mindy Fullilove
Robert Gipe
Seamus Heaney
Silas House
Jamaica Kincaid

Beth Orton
Kronos Quartet
Tony Kushner
Bill McKibben
Daniel Mendelsohn
Anais Mitchell
Leslie Marmon Silko
Emma Smith
Tracy K. Smith
Natasha Tretheway
Whitney White
Crystal Wilkinson