Creative Writing

Lee Upton, writer-in-residence and professor of English

August 29, 2012

Professor Lee Upton Wins Prestigious Writing Prize

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Lee Upton, writer-in-residence and professor of English, is winner of the second annual BOA Editions Short Fiction Prize for her collection The Tao of Humiliation. The collection will be published in spring 2014 by BOA Editions, Ltd. Upton is delighted that her stories will have such a “distinguished, exciting, and warm home.” Individual stories in [...]

Alix Ohlin, associate professor of english, teaches a class in Pardee Hall.

July 13, 2012

New Novel and Short Story Collection by Prof. Alix Ohlin Receive Critical Acclaim

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Every day, or as close to every day as she can manage juggling a busy teaching schedule, Alix Ohlin sits down to write. For the last several years, she’s been hard at work on Inside (Knopf), a novel, and Signs and Wonders (Vintage), a short story collection, both released this month. They are already generating [...]

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April 26, 2012

Michele Tallarita ’12 and Elisabeth Burnor ’14 Win Annual Poetry Competitions

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Students, faculty, and community members flocked to the Williams Center for the Arts earlier this month to hear famed poet Matthew Dickman recite his verses on life, love, and grief. Author of All-American Poem and winner of the American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize, Dickman was the judge of the H. MacKnight Black Poetry Competition.  [...]

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October 25, 2011

Photo Gallery: Students Let Creative Juices Flow during Write-a-Thon

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In celebration of the “National Day on Writing,” the College held a write-a-thon in the Williams Visual Art Building.  Students wrote with pen and paper, laptops, and a “writing wall” and used live prompts (a juggler, musicians, and performance artists) for inspiration.  The program was sponsored by the College Writing program, the Department of English, [...]

Brett Billings '12 performs in College Theater's production of "An Enemy of the People."

October 14, 2011

Students Stretch Artistic Limits through Creative and Performing Arts Fellowship Program

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Artistic creations often exist as lasting monuments to their creators, and each year, a select group of students gets an exciting opportunity to leave their own stamp on the College’s vibrant art community. Now in its third year, the Creative and Performing Arts (CaPA) Fellowship supports students in turning their artistic visions into realities. CaPA [...]

Lafayette College

April 4, 2011

Lafayette Celebrates National Poetry Month: Brian Hall ’11 and Michele Tallarita ’12 Win Annual Poetry Competitions

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In celebration of National Poetry Month in April, Lafayette will present poetry readings, sessions recognizing the winners of the College’s annual poetry competitions, and lectures. This year’s winner of the MacKnight Black Poetry Competition is Brian Hall ’11 (Huntingdon Valley, Pa.), a mathematics-economics major, for his poem “Worm Dance.” English major Amanda Whitbred ’11 (Doylestown, [...]

Kameisha Hodge '11

February 18, 2011

Poetic Prodigy: Kameisha Hodge ’11 Publishes Atlas of Consciousness

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This March, when many college students will be in Florida or Mexico on spring break, Kameisha Hodge ’11 will be hanging out at Borders Bookstore in Washington, D.C. She won’t be browsing the latest best sellers or sipping mocha lattes in the café. Rather, she’ll be signing copies of her first book of poetry, Atlas [...]

Alix Ohlin, associate professor of English

December 3, 2010

English Professor Alix Ohlin Encourages Student Writers to Take Risks

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When Alix Ohlin was in graduate school at the Michener Center for Writers in Austin, Texas, she had an idea for a novel, but lacked the confidence to start it. “I was worried it might not pan out,” she says. So after class one day she asked her professor, Scottish writer James Kelman, for his [...]

Beth Wynstra '01

August 13, 2010

Beth Wynstra ’01 Focuses Her Research on Theater for Social Change

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Sometimes dramatic performances spur audiences to political or social action. Take, for example, the work of El Teatro Campesino or the San Francisco Mime Troupe. El Teatro began with performances on flatbed trucks to dramatize the cause of California farm workers. Both use theater to highlight a social problem and encourage audience participation to solve [...]

Lafayette College

May 4, 2010

Students Will Read Original Poems and Stories May 6

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‘New Writers Reading’ features work from three creative writing courses Students from three creative writing classes will read their original poems or stories at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 6 in the back room of Gilbert’s Café.  The students are from creative writing sections taught by Lee Upton, professor of English and writer-in-residence, and Alix Ohlin, [...]