The Westmont Reading Series LogoThe Westmont Reading Series

seeks to bring writers of  national and international literary reputation to present their work to the Santa Barbara community on at least an annual basis. Poets and novelists hosted in the past have included Scott Cairns, David James Duncan, Leslie  Leyland Fields, Dana Gioia, Ron Hansen, Joy Harjo, Fady Joudah, Galway Kinnell, Hisham Matar, Naomi Shihab Nye, Paulann Petersen, Chaim Potok, Barry Spacks, David Starkey, Jessie Van Eerden, Jeanne Murray Walker, Chryss Yost and  Gassan Zaqtan.