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The Rufus & Louise Reiberg Reading Series

The IUPUI Arts & Humanities Institute and the Department of English in the School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI
Announce The Rufus & Louise Reiberg Reading Series for Spring 2016

Founded in 1997 in honor of former IUPUI English Department chair Rufus Reiberg and his wife Louise, the series annually brings national and regional writers to the IUPUI campus to present their work. Past visiting writers have included Richard Blanco, Jane Smiley, Helen Prejean, Maxine Hong Kingston, Patricia Hampl, Richard Jones, Edward Hirsch, and Martin Espada.

Upcoming Events:

Novelist Garth Greenwell
Thursday, February 18, 7:30 p.m.
Herron School of Art & Design Eskenazi Hall Basile Auditorium
735 West New York Street

Garth Greenwell (born 1978) is an American poet, author, literary critic, and educator. His debut novel, What Belongs to You was published in the US by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in January 2016. What Belongs to You has been called the "first great novel of 2016" by Publishers Weekly. Of the book, the New York Times Book Review observes, "Mr. Greenwell writes long sentences, pinned at the joints by semicolons, that push forward like confidently searching vines. There’s suppleness and mastery in his voice. He seems to have an inborn ability to cast a spell." In 2013, Greenwell returned to the United States after living in Bulgaria to attend the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop as an Arts Fellow. He has published stories in The Paris Review and A Public Space and writes criticism for the New Yorker and The Atlantic.


International Women’s Day Celebration
Thursday, March 10, 7:00 p.m.
University Library Lilly Auditorium
755 West Michigan Street

Join community partners and performers in this lively celebration of International Women’s Day, this year featuring an array of Polish women poets who came of age as writers before and after the fall of communism, in English translations by Karen Kovacik. A reception with food starts at 6:30 p.m.


Poet Diane Seuss
Thursday, April 7, 7:30 p.m.
University Library Lilly Auditorium
755 West Michigan Street

Diane Seuss’s most recent collection, Four-Legged Girl, was published in 2015 by Graywolf Press. Her second book, Wolf Lake, White Gown Blown Open, won the Juniper Prize and was published by the University of Massachusetts Press in 2010. Her fourth collection, Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl, is forthcoming from Graywolf Press in 2018. She has published widely in literary magazines including Poetry, The Iowa Review, New England Review and The New Yorker. Seuss is Writer in Residence at Kalamazoo College.


All readings are free and open to the public. IUPUI’s University Library is located at 755 W. Michigan St. Visitor parking is available in the North Street Garage, 819 W. North St. and the Vermont Street Garage, 1004 W. Vermont Street. For parking information on the IUPUI campus, visit For more information about the series, contact Terry Kirts at (317) 274-8929 or Like our Facebook page: The Rufus & Louise Reiberg Reading Series at IUPUI.

The Spring 2015 Rufus & Louise Reiberg Series is made possible by the generous support of the Reiberg Family; the Office of Academic Affairs; University Library; University College; the IUPUI Office for Women; and the Women’s Studies Program at IUPUI.