Every October, the Creative Writing program brings writers, poets, editors, and agents to campus to celebrate creative writing in all its diverse forms. Readings, panels and clinics give students opportunities to meet other writers, hear award-winning authors discuss their work, and learn more about creative writing at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Humanities on the Edge is a speaker series founded in 2010 to promote cross-disciplinary conversation and theoretical research in the humanities. The series was co-founded by Dr. Marco Abel and Dr. Roland Végső, who now co-ordinate the series together with Dr. Jeannette Jones (Department of History and Institute for Ethnic Studies), and Carrie L. Morgan (Curator of Academic Programs at the Sheldon). All lectures are free and open to the public.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln joins the nation every April in celebrating National Poetry Month. Since 2017, University Libraries and the Creative Writing program have co-sponsored events throughout the month that feature poets both past and present.
The Knoll Lecture Series was founded to honor Professor Robert Knoll, D.B. and Paula Varner Distinguished Professor of English Emeritus, for his extraordinary service to the department, the university, and the community. The series presents annual lectures by distinguished visiting scholars addressing topics of interest to faculty, undergraduate students, and members of the public who have an interest in literature.