In Fall of 2014 the Communication Arts, Languages, and Literature Department, in concert with the English Program, at Western State Colorado University launched its Contemporary Writer Series, which brings emerging and established literary writers to campus and community venues for short residencies during the regular school year for readings, craft lectures, and classroom visits. The series provides access to published writers for the campus and greater Gunnison community as well as student-centered offerings.

Series Director: Dr. Elizabyth A. Hiscox