Sams Writer-In-Residence

The Ferrol A. Sams, Jr., Distinguished Chair of English, established in 1993, brings a respected fiction writer, poet, or playwright to Mercer during spring semester. The distinguished writer-in-residence conducts one seminar (ENG 485) and offers readings and lectures during his/her appointment. Made possible by a major grant from the Lettie Pate Evans Foundation, this endowed chair honors Dr. Ferrol A. Sams Jr., a physician, author and distinguished alumnus of the College of Liberal Arts, whose many works include Run with the HorsemenThe Whisper of the River, and Down Town.

Current Sams Writer-In-Residence