The University of Richmond Writers is designed to expose Richmond students, the greater university community, and city residents to some of today's most celebrated writers. Since 2005, the University of Richmond Reading Series has featured numerous writers, including Charles Wright, Marilyn Chin, Tomaz Salamun, Kevin Young, Lydia Davis, and Piotr Sommer. The readings, as well as talks in the accompanying Lecture Series, are free and open to the public.