Student demand, inclusivity, and art led to the creation of the Bryant Visiting Writers Series. Former director, Melissa Michal Slocum stated, “Collaborations across campus have helped the series come to fruition, and I really appreciate the support. The way that writers interact, observe and craft the world, allows us to really see how uniquely different we are but also know how we can all find common ground and common experiences."
The English and Cultural Studies department works with the visiting writers to prepare discussions and workshops tailored to the Bryant community and the interests of the students. Students also study the visiting writers work in classes so that they are prepared for in-depth discussions during the series.