Photo Journal Spring 2016

Common Read

Tunneling to the Center of the Earth

tunneling to the center of the earth by Kevin Wilson

The Southeastern Writing Center is proud to feature Alex Award and Shirley Jackson Award winning author Kevin Wilson and his short story collection tunneling to the center of the earth for the Spring 2016 Common Read.

Kevin Wilson

Kevin Wilson, Spring 2016 visiting Common Read author.


Speaker Series

In the weeks leading up to the Common Read Main Event, the Writing Center hosted several Speaker Series events. This semester, the Speaker Series consited of panels chaired by Southeastern professors and guest speakers, who discussed and analyzed aspects of Kevin Wilson's various works.

  Speaker Series    Speaker Series

The Writing Center hosted two panels in the week preceding the Main Event. The first (right), "The Stories Behind the Stories of Kevin Wilson," featured Andree Crosby, Chance Harvey, and April Lenoir. The second (left), "Uncovering the Uncanny: Tunneling into Wilson's Craft", featured  Carin Chapman, Kent Wascom, and Thomas Parrie.


Common Read Main Event

Dr. Hanson in the Student Union Theater 

Dr. Hanson opens the Spring 2016 Common Read.    Student Presentation  Student Presentation

            Students read papers and present projects relating to tunneling to the center of the earth.


Kevin Wilson

 Kevin Wilson and Leigh Anne Couch 1      Wilson and Couch

Throughout the day, Kevin Wilson took part in several presentations and panels. At 11:00 AM, he engaged Southeastern students in a Q&A session. Later, he and his wife Leigh Anne Couch, poet and former editor of the Sewanee Review, discussed publishing practices with English Majors in the Writing Center. The final event of the eventing, held in the Student Union Theater, allowed students and visitors to hear Wilson read from his works and answer further questions.