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The Haines Lectures

Behind the quiet mien of Stacy Haines lived a great enthusiasm for language, ideas, and the of the mind - an enthusiasm he joyfully shared with his wife Peggy.

Having discovered Sewanee through their son, who was graduated in 1966 with a major in English, Stacy and Peggy moved here when he retired from a career with Sears, Roebuck & Company in Chicago. From the time of their arrival in this community, their home became a place of hospitality for aspiring and accomplished readers and writers.

This series of lectures and readings, funded permanently by gifts in Stacy's memory from his family and friends, and administrered by the College Department of English, stands as a natural and proper extension of the man and his interests.

Stacy Allen Haines
1919 - 1983


Haines Lecturers, Poets, and Writers

2014 - Charles Martin

2013 - Jay Parini

2010 - J. Paul Hunter

2009 - Anthony Esolen

2008 - Ann Patchett

2007 - Marjorie Garber

2006 - Geoffrey Wolff

2006 - Andrew Delbanco

2005 - Lawrence Lipking

2004 - James Wood

2002 - Barry Hannah

2001 - Andrew Hudgins

2000 - Paul Muldoon

1999 - Robert Pinsky

1998 - Denis Donoghue

1997 - Madison Jones

1996 - Sir Frank Kermode

1993 - X. J. Kennedy

1990 - Tim O'Brien

1989 - Robert Pack

1988 - Arthur Kinney

1988 - Alan Cheuse

1986 - Anthony Evan Hecht