Kapnick Foundation
Distinguished Writers-in-Residence

The Kapnick Foundation Distinguished Writer-in-Residence Program is made possible by a generous gift of the Kapnick family. In the tradition of William Faulkner’s legendary residencies at the University in 1957 and 1958, the program brings writers of international stature to Charlottesville for extended stays to teach and engage with the UVA student body, both at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and to leave a lasting mark on the literary community. If our Creative Writing Program recorded the Kapnick Writer's lectures or readings, you will see video camera icons () or audio icons () next to their name.

Kapnick Foundation Distinguished Writers-in-Residence:

Name Semester
Jesse Ball Fall 2023
Rabih Alameddine Fall 2022
Rabih Alameddine   Fall 2021
Brenda Hillman         Spring 2021
Ann Beattie Fall 2019
Mark Doty Fall 2018
Mark Doty Fall 2017
Junot Díaz Spring 2017
Lydia Davis Fall 2016
Caryl Phillips Spring 2016
James Salter Fall 2014

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