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The Inspired Writer: Distinguished Author Series

Satisfy your intellectual curiosity and passion for literature while meeting renowned contemporary writers from around the world. Each Inspired Writer Series presentation includes an interactive talk, book reading, and book signing with an exemplary guest author.

Open Vision Forum

For more than two decades, Fairfield University’s Open VISIONS Forum has presented some of the premiere names in art, music, literature, politics, and modern culture. Hosted in the Quick Center for the Arts, each interactive, town hall-style lecture features a global thought leader – a nationally or internationally renowned guest speaker – who engages audiences in enlightening, educational, and thought-provoking dialogue.

Summer Writers Conference

Inspire the writer within and join award-winning faculty from Fairfield University's low-residency MFA for a four-day conference on the scenic and inspirational Enders Island, located off the coast of Mystic, CT. 

For more information, please contact Carol Ann Davis, Director of the MFA in Creative Writing Program, at or


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