Founded in 1967 as an ancillary to the Department of English, the Writers Forum is widely recognized as one of the outstanding reading series in the country. A unique audiovisual project, the Writers Forum Videotape Library was started in 1968 and currently contains more than 300 interviews, readings, and discussions of craft with major contemporary authors. The collection has been called “a national treasure,” and has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Witter Bynner Foundation. For more information please see: The Writers Forum.