College of Arts and Sciences

The Fred Case & Lola Austin Case Writer-in-Residence

Distinguished national writers of poetry and fiction visit the campus of Western Illinois University each year through the generous gift of Lola Austin Case and Fred Ewing Case. Visiting writers teach workshops and seminars to creative writing students, offer public readings of their latest works, and help create an environment which nurtures budding writers.

Case Writers are in residence for periods ranging from two weeks to an entire semester. Individual tutorials as well as seminars are available for creative writing students.


Kiese LaymonFall 2017 Case Writer: Kiese Laymon

Kiese Laymon the Fall 2017 Fred Ewing Case and Lola Austin Case Writers-in-Residence.

November 29, 2017 (Wednesday):
5:00pm, Sherman Hall, 3rd Floor Auditorium

Past Case Writers-in-Residence