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Bennington College History: Literature: 1990s Literature Readings and Lectures

A guide to the history of literature at Bennington College

1990s Literature Readings and Lectures

1990

  • Didi Heller. Reading from a work in progress. Sunday Night Seminars series. McCullough Living Room. (1990-03-25) poster
  • John Mepham. "Television Fictions Quality and Truth-Telling." Barn One. (1990-04-02) poster
  • Helmut Weihsmann. "Avant Garde Film Design vs. Modern Architecture" Sponsored by the Divisions of Visual Arts and Literature and Languages. Barn One. (1990-09-26) College Week
  • Nadine Gordimer. "Three in a Bed: Fiction, Morals, and Politics" The Thirteenth Annual Ben Belitt Lecture. Greenwall.(1990-10-04) College Week | chapbook | poster
  • A reading of Susan Sontag's "The Way We Live Now," for five voices about the illness of a loved one and how it affects those around him. With Samuel Baber, Lesley McBumey, Diva Locks, Paul Cello, and Amy Brooks. Cafe (1990-10-06) College Week
  • James Merrill. Poetry reading. Tishman (1990-10-18) College Week | Poster
  • David Grene "The Puzzle of Antigone" In conjunction with Mr. Grene's lecture, the Literature and Languages, Social Sciences, and Drama Divisions are also sponsoring a series of showings of the cinematic adaptation of the Greek tragedy Antigone. Barn One. (1990-10-29) College Week | Poster 
  • Craig Nova. Reading. Barn One. (1990-11-27) College Week | Poster
  • Jonathan Haynes. "Sailing Offshore" Sunday Night Seminars series. Noyes Living Room. (1990-12-02) poster
  • Linda Bamber "The Woman Writer, Her Heroine and The Woman Reader: Letting Go of Language in Kate Chopin's The Awakening." Sponsored by the Women's Issues Study Group and the Literature and Languages Division. Barn One. (1990-12-04) College Week

1991

  • Jamaica Kincaid. Reading from her new novel Lucy. Benefit for the Bennington College Early Childhood Center. (1991-03-15) College Week
  • Galway Kinnell. Poetry reading. Tishman. (1991-03-26) College Week | poster
  • Karen Swann. "The Cult of the Dead Boy Poet" a consideration of Keats from a feminist perspective. Sponsored by the Women's Issues Study Group. Barn One. (1991-05-14) College Week
  • Ammiel Alcalay. "The Geography of Time: Writing Around Jews and Arabs" The Stanley Edgar Hyman Memorial Lecture. Franklin Living Room. (1991-06-02) College Week | Poster
  • Fayne Maker. Senior reading from her collected short stories. Bingham Living Room. (1991-06-08) College Week
  • Bennington Writing Workshops. June 30 - July 1, 1999. Quadrille Fall / Winter 1990-1991.
  • Film screening "Woman, Demon, Human," written and directed by Huang Shuquin, sponsored by the Women's Issues Study Group followed by a discussion led by Phebe Chao of the Bennington College Literature Division. Tishman (1991-09-17) College Week | poster
  • Ann Rosalind Jones. "Dreams of a Common Language: Wittig's and Kramerae / Treichler's Feminist Dictionaries". Sponsored by the Women's Issues Study Group. Barn One. College Week (1991-09-21) College Week | poster
  • Joyce Keener '67. "The Education of a Filmmaker" Keynote remarks followed by a faculty panel discussion led by Ken Kensinger, with panelists Marc Lendler, Sally Sugarman, and Phebe Chao. (1991-10-03) College Week | poster
  • Karen Houppert, journalist for Village Voice and Ms. Magazine. "Rape, Women, and the Media" Sponsored by the Women's Issues Study Group. Barn 1. (1991-10-08)
  • Roberta Fernández. A Reading from her novel Intaglios. Sponsored by Sponsored by PRISM/ AHANA. PRISM was an LGBTQ+ campus group (Acronym = Pride, Raising awareness, Involvement, Support and Mentoring) and AHANA was a BIPOC campus group (Acronym stands for African-American, Hispanic, Asian, Native American) (1991-10-17) College Week | poster
  • David Bromwich. "Colloquium on Free Speech and the Curriculum" David Bromwich, professor of English at Yale University, will open a colloquium on free speech. Copies of his article "Higher Education and Group Thinking," along with an article by Edward Said, entitled "The Politics of Knowledge" are available from the Literature Division Office. This event is sponsored by the Literature and Languages Division. Barn One. (1991-10-22) College Week.
  • Shi Tao, Literature and Languages faculty member. "Chinese Underground Literature During the Period of Post-Cultural Revolution (1978-1981)" Sponsored by PRISM/ AHANA. Barn 1. (1991-10-30) poster
  • Chard DeNiord. Poetry reading. Franklin Living Room. (1991-11-07) College Week
  • Mbulelo Mzamane. "The Changing Culture of Liberation in South Africa: A Literary Perspective." This event was cosponsored by PRISM/ AHANA and the Literature and Languages Division. Barn One. (1991-11-11) College Week
  • Theoharis Constantine Theoharis."What Else Were They Invented For? Gender, Cosmology, and Form in James Joyce's Ulysses" Barn One. (1991-12-04) College Week
  • Phebe Chao. "In the Spirit of Alterity" Part of the Bennington Faculty Series sponsored by the Dean of Faculty's office. Barn One.  (1991-12-05) College Week | poster

1992

  • Stephen Sandy. Reading, as part of the event, AWAKE: An AIDS Observance, from his Seneca translation, The Cloak of Nessus. He describe the reading selection as "an ancient play with a contemporary theme. Even though it's a very old play, it's hard not to think of AIDS when you read it."  (1992-03-12) Quadrille Spring 1992 p.10
  • Richard Tristman. "Ten Leagues Beyond Man's Life: Disjoining Perfection in the Myth of Art" Barn One (1992-03-23) College Week
  • Jamaica Kincaid and Jacqueline Carey. Reading. Sponsored by the President's Office, Dean of Faculty, and Dean of Studies. Greenwall. (1992-03-31) College Week
  • Didi Heller, a Literature Division faculty member at Bennington, will lead a discussion immediately following The Women's Issues Study Group showing of "A Room of One's Own" starring Eileen Atkins as Virginia W Woolf. (1992-04-21) College Week | poster
  • The Division of Literature and Languages is presenting two lectures on the subject of multiculturalism Each will present a view of the subject strikingly different from the other. 
    • Roger Kimball. "Culture or Multiculturalism?" Barn One (1992-04-23) College Week 
    • Luke Menands "ls There a Difference Between Culture and Multiculturalism?" (1992-05-05) College Week
  • James Hoberman, Village Voice film critic. "The Movies: A Hundred Years of Solitude?" (1992-05-05)  College Week
  • Bei Dao and Duo Duo. Poetry reading. Tishman. (1992-05-09) College Week | Poster 
  • Seamus Heaney. "Dylan the Durable: Revisiting Dylan Thomas" The Fourteenth Annual Ben Belitt Lecture. Greenwall. (1992-05-14) Quadrille  Summer / Fall 1992 p. 6 | poster
  • Linda McCarriston. Poetry reading from her book Eva-Mary. Sponsored by the Women's Issues Study Group. Barn One. (1992-05-19) College Week | poster
  • Steven Marcus. "A Case History Before Freud" Stanley Edgar Hyman Memorial Lecture. Barn One (1992-05-20) College Week 
  • John Smyth. "'Turdy and the Ends of Love,' In Memoriam Angela Carter, Feminist." Bennington College Faculty Series. Barn One (1992-05-27) College Week 
  • The Drama Division's senior acting class, with the collaboration of faculty members Janis Young and Paul Zimet, present their adaptation of Salman Rushdie's Haroun and the Sea of Stories. Immediately following the performance of May 28, a panel discussion will address the Rushdie case and issues of freedom of expression. Panelists include faculty Mansour Farhang, Reinhard Mayer, Maura Spiegel, and Paul Zimet. (1992-05-27) College Week
  • Bennington Writing Workshops. June 28-July 11 and July 12-25. Faculty: Madison Smartt Bell, Joe David Bellamy, Lucie Brock-Broido, Kate Daniels, Susan Dodd, Percival Everett, Linda Gregg, Margot Livesey, Bret Lott, Liam Rector, Bob Shacochis, Gerald Stern. Readers: Russell Banks, Frank Bidart, Divid Broza, Robert Creeley, Donald Hall, Jane Kenyon, Charles Simic, Elizabeth Spires, Chase Twichell. Quadrille Winter 1992 p.13
  • Bennington Writing Workshops. First Amendment Panel. Discussing issues of censorship and intolerance. (1992-07-16) Quadrille Spring 1992 p.8
  • Cynthia Ozick. "James & Modernism: What Henry James Knew" The Fifteen Annual Ben Belitt Lecture. Greenwall. (1992-10-01) College Week Quadrille, Vol 25, No 1 | poster
  • Philip Wofford, Visual Arts family member, reading "Poems (not only about painting) by a Painter" Bennington College Faculty Series. Usdan. (1992-10-13) College Week | poster
  • Stephen Sandy. "A Cloak for Hercules: Translating Seneca." Bennington College Faculty Series. Franklin Living Room. (1992-11-12) College Week | poster
  • John Fuegi. "The Zelda Syndrome: How to Make Women Writers Disappear." Sponsored by the Dean of Family, the Film Society, the Literature and Languages Division, and the Women's Issues Study Group. Barn One. John Fuegi's film, Red Ruth will be shown the next day. (1992-11-23) College Week

1993

  • Kathleen Norris. Reads from Dakota: A Spiritual Geography. Noyes Living Room. (1993-03-19) College Week
  • Phebe Chao's Alterity class presents Maria a video documentary on Maria Callas. Barn 1. (1993-03-19) College Week
  • Don Quinn Kelley. "Mama's English: Identity as Metaphor." This lecture explores the Western identity from the perspective of ancient Africa by examining the roots of modern English.  Myth, Memory, and Metaphor: The Ancient Imagination and Post-Modern Lecture Series. A Lecture Series in Memory of Audre Lorde by Don Quinn Kelly. Barn 1. (1993-03-24) College Week | poster
  • Reading. M.F.A candidate Pamela Johnson reading from her work-in-progress, "Flying Around Backwards," and Susan Margaret Schmid, Literature/Music Division senior reading from her collection of personal essays. Franklin Living Room. (1993-03-30) College Week
  • Don Quinn Kelley. "Naked on the Cross: the Goddess and American Civilization." This lecture looks to Mayan mythology for significance of the Cross in American life and culture. Myth, Memory, and Metaphor: The Ancient Imagination and Post-Modern Lecture Series. A Lecture Series in Memory of Audre Lorde by Don Quinn Kelly. Barn 1. (1993-04-06) College Week | poster
  • Don Quinn Kelley. "Rethinking Plato: The Ancient Imagination and Post-Modernism." This lecture explores the real and the ideal notions of "the self" and "the other" in post-modem theory. Myth, Memory, and Metaphor: The Ancient Imagination and Post-Modern Lecture Series. A Lecture Series in Memory of Audre Lorde by Don Quinn Kelly. Barn 1. (1993-04-12) College Week | poster
  • Penelope Austin and Wyn Cooper. Poetry reading. Stokes Living Room. (1993-05-03) College Week
  • Yan Li. Avant-garde Chinese poet and artist, founder of First Line, the only overseas poetry magazine for Chinese writers, reads from his works, accompanied by slides of his paintings and photographs. Barn One.  (1993-05-04) College Week
  • Arturo Vivante. Reading. Barn One. (1993-05-13) College Week
  • Mary Ruefle. Reading from her new work. Barn One. (1993-05-20) College Week
  • Edward Hoagland. Reading. Barn One. (1993-05-24) College Week
  • Bennington Writing Workshops. July 4-17, and July 18-31. Faculty: Sven Birkerts, Stephen Dobyns, Percival Everett, Dana Gioia, Barry Hannah, Elinor Lipman, Bret Lott, Jill McCorkle, Jane Miller, Liam Rector, Roxanne Robinson, Bob Shacochis. Readers: Frank Bidart, Lucie Brock-Broido, Nicholas Delbanco, Donald Hall, John Irving, Jane Kenyon, Jamaica Kincaid, David Lehman, Ed Orchester, Stephen Sandy, Louis Simpson. Quadrille Winter 1993 p.11
  • German Cinema of the 1970s with Faculty Introductions. Chao, Phebe; Luebke, David; Mayer, Reinhard; Puentedura, Ruben. An interdisciplinary film series. (1993-09) program
  • Tzvetan Todorov. "The Poet's Life" The Sixteen Annual Ben Belitt Lecture (1993-10-05) Chapbook | College Week
  • Jamaica Kincaid reads from her works to benefit Temple Beth El. Bennington College students free with ID. Greenwall Music Workshop (1993-10-10) College Week 10-8
  • Martin Green. ''Violence-Non-Violence, Our Fundamental Ambivalence: a Discussion of Lawrence, Joyce, Hemingway, and Philip Roth." Tishman. (1993-10-13) College Week 10-8
  • Phil Holland reading his light verse, with an introduction in rhyme by by Richard Tristman.  (1993-10-18) College Week 10-15
  • The Film Society presents Yesterday Girl (1966), with an introduction by Phebe Chao. (1993-10-29) College Week 10-29
  • Jamaica Kincaid. Reading from her work. (1993-11-01) College Week 10-29
  • Anjana Appachana. Reading from her work. Barn One. (1993-11-05)  College Week 11-05
  • L. S. Asekoff. Reading from his work. Barn One (1993-11-11) College Week 11-05
  • C.C. Huang, Literature and Languages faculty member. "'The Tao and Nonaction" Faculty Lecture Series. (1993-11-16) College Week 11-12

1994

  • Bennington Writing Seminars. First residency. Core faculty: Susan Dodd, Maria Flook, David Lehman, Jill McCorkle, Liam Rector. Associate faculty: Sven Birkerts, Lucie Brock-Broido, Donald Hall, Edward Hoagland, Charles Johnson, Jane Kenyon, Margot Livesey, Bret Lott, Sue Miller, Katha Pollitt, and Tree Swenson. Reading by Galway Kinnell. (1994-01-10) "Writing Seminars Warmup" Quadrille Spring 1995. p. 36
  • "Genders in Question," a special event co-sponsored by the Social Sciences and Literature and Languages Divisions. (1994-03-19) College Week 03-11
    • Mathew Kuefler. "Eunuchs, Hermaphrodites, and Christians: .Gender Identity and Gender Anxiety in the Roman Empire" Barn One. 10:30 am
    • Henry Abelove "The Queering of History" Tishman. 2:00 p.m.
    • A panel discussion. Tishman, 3:45 p.m
    • Reception. Dickinson 117. 5:00 p.m
  • Jade Ngoc Quang Huynh, '88. Reading from his memoir, South Wind Changing. After escaping from a Vietnamese prison/work camp in 1977, Jade managed to reach the Leamsing Refugee Camp in Thailand and flew to the United States a year later. Barn One. College Week 03-18
  • Open screenings of Japanese films shown as part of Joanna Kirkpatrick's and Phebe Chao's course, "Insect Woman and Other Stories: Reading Gender and Society in Japanese Films."
    • Sisters of the Gion and Osaka Elegy by Kenji Mizoguchi. Barn One. (1994-03-25) College Week 03-25
    • Ugetsu by Kenji Mizoguchi. Barn One. (1994-03-30) College Week 03-25
    • Floating Weeds by Yasujirō Ozu. Barn One. (1994-04-06) College Week 04-01
    • Insect Woman by Shōhei Imamura. Barn One. (1994-04-20) College Week 04-08
    • Snow Country by Shirō Toyoda. Barn 103. (1994-04-27) College Week 04-22
    • Woman in the Dunes by Hiroshi Teshigahara. Barn 103. (1994-05-04) College Week 04-29
    • Realm of the Senses by Nagisa Ōshima. Barn 103. (1994-05-11) College Week 05-06
    • Tampopo by Juzo Itami. Barn 103. (1994-05-18) College Week 05-13
  • Jibrin Ibrahim. "Creative Writing and Political Analysis: The Case of Chinua Achebe." The Stanley Edgar Hyman Memorial Lecture. (1994-04-05) College Week 04-01
  • Christopher T. Leland. Reading from his new novel, The Professor of Aesthetics. Barn One. (1994-04-25) College Week 04-22
  • Geoffrey Wolff. Reading. Barn One. (1994-05-03) College Week 04-29
  • Bennington Summer Writing Workshops. Faculty: Douglas Bauer, Sven Birkerts, Elizabeth Cox, C. Michael Curtis, Kate Daniels, Stephen Dobyns, Lynn Freed, Robert Grundin, Barry Hannah, Tom Jenks, Elinor Lipman, Carole Maso, Kathleen Norris, Molly Peacock, Katha Pollitt, Bob Shacochis, and Catherine Texier. Readers: Charles Baxter, Frank Bidart, Lucie Brock-Broido, David Broza, Matthew Graham, Donald Hall, Jane Kenyon, Liam Rector, Mary Ruefle. July 3-16 and July 17-30, 1994. Quadrille Winter 1994 p.49.
  • Bennington Writing Seminars. Core Faculty: Susan Dodd, David Lehman, Jill McCorkle, Liam Rector, Stephen Sandy. Associate Faculty: Sven Birkerts, Lucie Brock-Broido, Donald Hall, Edward Hoagland, charles Johnson, Jane Kenyon, Margot Livsey, Bret Lott, Sue Miller, Katha Pollitt. Quadrille Winter 1994 p.49.
  • New faculty reading from their work: Novelist David Payne and poets Steven Cramer and Anne Winters. Upstairs cafe. (1994-09-18) College Week | poster
  • Anne Winters. A lecture on the goddess fertility figure which was worshiped and the move towards a male deity that controls fertility. Swan Living Room. (1994-10-17) College Week
  • James Lasdun, Margot Livesey, and Nancy White reading from their works. Upstairs Cafe (1994-10-27) College Week | poster
  • Elizabeth Frank. Lecture on the art of biography. Upstairs Cafe (1994-11-08) College Week
  • Joyce Carol Oates. "The Life of the Writer, The Life of the Career" The Seventeenth Annual Ben Belitt Lecture. Greenwall (1994-10-10) Chapbook | poster
  • Elizabeth Frank. "Biography: An Impure Art" Upstairs Cafe. (1994-11-08) poster
  • Rebecca T. Godwin and Liam Rector. Liam Rector will read from his new book of poetry, American Prodigal. Rebecca Godwin has written the novels Private Parts and Keeper of the House. Bingham House Living Room. (1994-12-08) College Week
  • John Smyth, Literature and Languages faculty member, will give a seminar "On the Relations of Literature and the Foundations of Mathematics" based on his paper, "A Glance at SunSet: Numerical Fundaments in Frege, Wittgenstein, Shakespeare, Beckett." Dickinson 117. (1994-12-13) College Week

1995

  • Jamaica Kincaid. "Gardening." Martha Hill. (1995-03-07) College Week | poster
  • Robert Pinsky. Reading from his work. UpCafe. (1995-03-15) College Week 
  • Robert Pinsky, poet/ translator and Michael Mazur, artist. "Image and Text" a lecture on their collaboration on The Inferno of Dante. Tishman (1995-03-16) College Week | Quadrille Spring 1995 p. 5
  • Verlyn Klinkenborg. Reading from his work. Barn One. (1995-03-30) College Week
  • Tim Seibles. Reading from three books of poems including Hurdy Gurdy. Barn One. (1995-04-12) College Week
  • The poetry of Federico Garcia Lorca read and narrated by opera singer Nancy Hirsche and accompanied by flamenco guitarist Marija Temo. UpCafe. (1995-05-09) College Week
  • Robert Stone. Reading from his works. Barn One (1995-05-16) College Week
  • Carole Maso. Reading from her work. Sponsored by the Women's Issues Study Group. Welling Living Room. (1995-05-28) College Week
  • Bennington Summer Writing Workshops. Faculty: Barbara Lazear Ascher, Elizabeth Cox, C. Michael Curtis, Stephen Dunn, Lynn Freed, Rebecca Godwin, Lucy Grealy,  Linda Gregg, Ann Hood, Carole Maso, Alice Mattison, Askold Melnyczuk, Cecile Pineda-Leneman, Debra Spark, Gerald Stern, Bruce Weigl. Readers: David Broza, Jamaica Kincaid, Nuyorican Poets, Liam Rector, Stephen Sandy, Jordan Smith, and Anne Winters. July 2-15 and July 16-29, 1995. Quadrille Winter 1995 p.49
  • Bennington College Writing Seminars. Core Faculty: Douglas Bauer, Sven Birkerts, Susan Dodd, Maria Flook, Lynn Freed, Amy Hempel, David Lehman, Jill McCorkle, Reginald McKnight, Liam Rector, Stephen Sandy and Bob Shacochis. Quadrille Winter 1995 p.49. | Brochure
  • "A Celebratory Concert of Literature and Music" collaborative faculty and student performances. Deane Carriage Barn (1995-09-09) College Week, Vol. 127, No. 1, 1995 
  • Gail Mazur. Reading from her new collection of poetry, The Common. Deane Carriage Barn. (1995-10-04) College Week, Vol. 127, No. 4, 1995 
  • William Gass. "I've Got a Little List" The Eighteenth Annual Ben Belitt Lecture. Martha Hill Dance Workshop (1995-10-10) poster | chapbook | College Week, Vol. 127, No. 5, 1995 
  • Mary Ruefle. Reading a selection of her poems including work from Cold Pluto. Deane Carriage Barn. (1995-11-15) College Week, Vol. 127, No. 9, 1995
  • David Barber. Reading from his book of poetry Spirit Level. Barn 106. (1995-11-29) 
  • Student Poetry Reading. Jennifer Laskey, Radha Marcum, JR Magsaysay, Allison Ryan, and Paul Olmer. (1995-11-30)  College Week, Vol. 127, No. 10, 1995 

1996  

  • "Remembering "Bern", a panel presentation in honor of Bernard Malamud, held on the 10th anniversary of his death. Moderator: Carlin Romano. Panelist: the author's son, writer Paul Malamud, Nicholas Delbanco, Laura Furman '68, and Alan Cheuse. Cosponsored by Bennington College, Carlin Romano, and Columbia University Press. Deane Carriage Barn. (1996-03-18)  Bennington: The Alumni Magazine Vol 28, No 2 p. 6 | Poster
  • Phoebe Pettingell '68. "It Was Myself That Sang in Me: Lyric Poetry and Women 's Voices." The Stanley Edgar Hyman Memorial Lecture. Deanne Carriage Barn. (1996-03-12) Bennington: The Alumni Magazine Vol 28, No 2  p.8
  • Women's Issues Study Group sponsoring a reading in celebration of Women's History Month." McCullough Living Room. (1996-03-31) College Week 3.22
  • An Evening with Mary Oliver. Carriage Barn. (1996-04-09) Video | Bennington: The Alumni Magazine Vol 28, No 3  p.12
  • Catherine Bowman. Reading from her books 1-800-HOT-RIBS and Rock Farm. Deane Carriage Barn. (1996-04-03) College Week April 19 | Bennington: The Alumni Magazine Vol 28, No 3  p.6
  • Emily Dickinson: An Evening of Poetry and Music. Deane Carriage Barn. (1996-05-03) Program
  • Three Literary Evenings. Bennington College and the Bennington Bookshop cosponsored a series of readings featuring writers from the College, Mount Anthony Union High School, and the great Bennington community. Bennington College writers featured included: Steven Cramer, Rebecca Godwin, Jamaica Kincaid, Christian Peet '96, Allison Ryan '98, and J. R. Magsaysay '97. (1996-05-30) College Week 5.24 | Bennington: The Alumni Magazine Vol 28, No 3  p.4
  • William Kennedy. Reading from The Flaming Corsage. Upstairs Cafe. (1996-05-13) Poster
  • Verlyn Klinkenborg, literature faculty member, will give a talk on "Writing From the Country." Presented by Bennington's Natural Science faculty. Barn 1. (1996-05-29) College Week 5.24
  • Fire Zone, a poetry/prose reading and performance featuring: April Patrick, Rob Faucette, Mickle Maher, and Lucinda Mason. Downstairs Cafe (1996-05-31) College Week 5.24
  • Senior reading: David Anthony, Jennifer Laskey, and Radha Marcum. (1996-06-04) College Week 5.31
  • Bennington Summer Writing Workshop. Faculty: Elizabeth Cox, C. Michael Curtis, Thomas Disch, Lynn Emanuel, Georg
  • Ve Garrett, David Gates, Lucy Grealy, Marcie Hershman, Jonathan Holden, Ann Hood, Rick Moody, Ed Ochester, Bruce Weigl, Meg Wolitzer. Readers: Russell Banks, Richard Bausch, Frank Bidart, David Broza, Wyn Cooper, Rebecca Godwin, Matthew Graham, Donald Hall, Liam Rector, Chase Twichell. "Publishers and Literary Folks": James Atlas, New York Times Magazine; David Fenza, Associated Writing Programs; Sarah Gorham Sarabande Books; Don Lee, Ploughshares; Fiona McCrae, Graywolf Press; Jeanne McCulloch, Paris Review; Ed Morrow, Northshire Bookstore; Carol Houck Smith, WW Norton & Co; Geri Thoma, Elaine Markson (Literary) Agency; Pat Towers, Elle Magazine;  William Wadsworth, Academy of American Poets; Bruce Wilcox, University of Massachusetts Press. June 30-July 13 & July 14-July 27, 1996 Bennington: The Alumni Magazine Vol 28, No 2 p 47
  • Bennington Writing Seminars. Fiction Faculty: Douglas Bauer, Susan Dodd, Maria Flook, Lynn Freed, Amy Hempel, Alice Mattison, Jill McCorkle, Askold Melnyczuk. Non Fiction Faculty: Sven Birkerts, Susan Cheever, Bob Shacochis. Poetry Faculty: Kate Daniels, David Lehman, Liam Rector, Stephen Sandy, Jason Shinder, Anne Winters. January 4 -15, June 13 - June 24. Memorandum | Bennington: The Alumni Magazine Vol 28, No 2 p 41 | Memorandum
  • asha bandele. Reading from her work. (1996 fall term) Bennington: The Alumni Magazine Winter 1997.
  • Rachel Hadas. Reading from her work. Deane Carriage Barn. (1996-09-26)  Poster
  • J.M. Coetzee. "What is Realism?" Nineteenth Annual Ben Bellit Lecture. (1996-11-13) Chapbook | Poster
  • Grace Paley. Reading from her work. Upstairs Cafe. (1996-12) Bennington: The Alumni Magazine Winter 1997.

1997

  • Jo Ann Gardner '56 "Living with Herbs" (1997-03-20) poster
  • Jane Shapiro. Reading from her novel After Moondog (1997-04-08) | Bennington Banner events listing
  • Mary Oliver. Faculty commencement speaker. (1997-06-07) program | Bennington: The Alumni Magazine Fall 1997 p. 4
  • Bennington Writing Seminars January 9-20, June 12-23 Memorandum | Bennington: The Alumni Magazine Vol 29, No 1  p.53
    • Fiction faculty: Douglas Bauer, Elizabeth Cox, Susan Dodd, Maria, Flook, Lynn Freed, Amy Hempel, Alice Mattison, Jill McCorkle, Askold Melnyczuk. Nonfiction faculty: Sven Birkerts, Susan Cheever, Lucy Grealy, Bob Shacochis. Poetry Faculty April Bernard, Kate Daniels, David Lehman, Liam Rector, Jason Schinder. Poet-in-Residence: Donald Hall. 
  • Jack Selzer. "Kenneth Burke Remembered" Deane Carriage Barn. (1997-05-06) poster
  • Steven Cramer and Roland Merullo. Readings from their work at an event called "The Family Accident" Upstairs Cafe. (1997-05-13) poster | Bennington: The Alumni Magazine Vol 29, No 2  p.8
  • "Heady Days" Gladden Schrock, Stephen Sandy, Jonathan Livingston. Poetry readings. Tom Nowell, play reading. Upstairs Cafe. (1997-05-28) poster
  • Roland Merullo. Commencement speaker. (1997-09) Bennington: The Alumni Magazine Vol 30, No 1  p.8

1998

  • John Irving. Reading. Deane Carriage Barn (1998-04-13) poster
  • Arthur C. Danto. Critic Arthur Danto's visit to Bennington was made possible through a grant by the Franklin J. Matchette Foundation to literature faculty member Carlin Romano. Bennington: The Alumni Magazine vol 30 n1. 
    • Arthur C. Danto "Art and Meaning" Deane Carriage Barn. (1998-05-05)  Poster, Poster
    • Arthur C. Danto "Art History and the Artist's Education: a Conversation" Upstairs Cafe. (1998-05-06)  Poster, Poster
    • Arthur C. Danto. "Seeing and Showing"Deane Carriage Barn. (1998-05-07)  Poster, Poster
  •  Linda Wertheimer. Commencement Address. (1998-06-05) Bennington: The Alumni Magazine vol 30 n1. 
  • The Catharine Osgood Foster Memorial Luncheon (1998-10-03) Booklet 
  • Rebecca Godwin. Convocation speaker. (1998-09) Bennington: The Alumni Magazine Spring 1999

1999

  • Bennington Writing Seminars. January 7-15. | Bennington Banner event listing 
    • Jane Hirshfield and Phillip Lopate (1996-01-07)
    • Honor Moore and Mary Robinson (1996-01-08)
    • Susan Cheever and Lynn Freed (1996-01-09)
    • Rick Moody and April Bernard (1996-01-10)
    • Susan Dodd and Jill McCorkle (1996-01-11)
    • David Lehman and Alan Dugan  (1996-01-12)
    • Doug Bauer and Richard Howard (1996-01-14)
    • Betsy Cox, Lucy Grealy, and George Packer (1996-01-15)
  • Jamaica Kincaid. "Thomas Jefferson and the African in America" Ben Belitt Lecture. (1999-03-03) Bennington: The Alumni Magazine Spring 1999. 
  • Peter Hedges. Commencement address. (1999-06-05)
  • Faculty Poetry Reading. Usdan Gallery (1999-10-02)