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The University of Tampa Macdonald-Kelce Library

UTWrites Library Lectures and Events: MKL Events

Library Lectures and Events

MKL hosts lectures and events throughout the year, as well as co-sponsoring activities with other campus departments and organizations.

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Please contact Leslie Vega, Outreach Librarian with any inquiry at


UTWrites is the Macdonald-Kelce Library lecture series featuring University of Tampa faculty that have published new works, including books, articles, novels, poetry collections, and short stories. Occurring at least once every semester, UTWrites is proud to celebrate the scholarship of The University of Tampa. This series is sponsored by the Friends of the Macdonald-Kelce Library.

If you have a new publication and would like to participate in a reading, contact Leslie Vega at

UTWrites is beginning to record lectures to serve our remote population. Find events on the Library YouTube channel.

Archive of UTWrites event flyers

Fall 2021 -  Rebecca J. White

Fall 2020 - Yuly Restrepo

Spring 2019 - Ed Steck

Fall 2019 - Kacy Tillman

Spring 2019 - Amanda Firestone

Fall 2018 - Daniel Wollenberg

Fall 2018 - Carrie Hovanec

Spring 2018 - Ryan Cragun

Fall 2017 - Bella Galperin

Spring 2017 - Shane Hinton

Spring 2017 - Ed Steck

Fall 2016 - Jason Vuic

Spring 2016 - Emma Rees

Fall 2015 - Joe Navarro

Spring 2015 - Bruce Friesen

Banned Books Week

Every Fall, MKL honors Banned Books Week with events and in-house exhibits that celebrates the freedom to read while raising awareness about censorship and targeted communities. Find more information about the week at

If you would like to participate in Banned Books Week, or have an idea for an event or lecture, contact Leslie Vega at



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