Since its founding in 2009, the Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation has quickly become a thriving community of writers in Rome. The Institute’s reading series has featured such luminaries as Kim Addonizio, Marianne Boruch, Peter Campion, Kevin Craft, Eliza Griswold, Joseph Harrison, Jay Hopler, Kimberly Johnson, Richard Kenney, Brad Leithauser, Robert Polito, Mary Jo Salter, and Edmund White.
In 2010, the Institute began its summer Writers in Residence Program with poet Mark Strand and novelist Simon Mawer, followed by Dorothy Allison and Marilyn Hacker in 2011, Billy Collins and Joyce Carol Oates in 2012 and in 2013 Jhumpa Lahiri. The Institute welcomes novelist Tyler Dilts as the 2014 writer in residence.
With workshops in the major genres (Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction) and Literary Translation offered in the fall, spring, and summer terms, the Institute is the place for creative writing students to spend serious time on their writing as they get to know the Eternal City. (From the John Cabot University Website)