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Award-Winning Author and Filmmaker Molefi K. Asante, Jr. '04 Speaks April 17

April 16, 2010

Award-Winning Author and Filmmaker Molefi K. Asante, Jr. ’04 Speaks April 17

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He will discuss his work during a public lecture in Kirby Hall of Civil Rights Award-winning author and filmmaker Molefi K. Asante, Jr. ’04 will present the talk “Being the Change” 2 p.m. Saturday, April 17 in Kirby Hall of Civil Rights room 104. Asante was scheduled to be the keynote speaker for Lafayette’s celebration [...]

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April 8, 2010

Lafayette Celebrates National Poetry Month

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Feminist novelist and poet Marge Piercy will present a lecture on 19th century feminism April 14 Lafayette’s celebration of National Poetry Month includes a favorite poetry reading, sessions recognizing the winners of the College’s annual poetry competitions, and readings and lectures by renowned poets Marge Piercy, Major Jackson, and Yolanda Wisher Palacio ’98. All events [...]

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March 12, 2010

Max Minckler ’10 and Amanda Whitbred ’11 Win Annual Poetry Contests

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Poets Major Jackson and Yolanda Wisher Palacio ’98 served as judges and will read their work along with the student winners April 22 and 29 This year’s winner of the MacKnight Black Poetry Competition is English major Max Minckler ’10 (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.). Margaret Schierberl ’10 (West Hartford, Conn.), a philosophy major; Hannah Smock ’10 [...]

Renowned Novelist and Poet Julia Alvarez Will Meet with Students and Discuss Her Work March 31

February 19, 2010

Renowned Novelist and Poet Julia Alvarez Will Meet with Students and Discuss Her Work March 31

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The author of How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents and In the Time of Butterflies will present the 2010 President’s McDonogh Lecture Julia Alvarez, an award-winning novelist and poet, will be on campus Wednesday, March 31, to meet with students and read and discuss her work. Her talk, “I, too, Sing America,” will be [...]

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October 12, 2009

Award-Winning Playwright and Actor Christopher Durang to Speak Oct. 15

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He is this year’s Closs Visiting Writer-in-Residence Playwright and actor Christopher Durang will give a public lecture and reading from his works 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, on the main stage in the Williams Center for the Arts. A book signing and reception will follow. The event is free and open to the public. Durang [...]

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April 8, 2009

M.K. Asante ’04 Receives Langston Hughes Award

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Also, his Kwanzaa film earned top honors at Africa World Documentary Film Festival The honors keep coming for author, filmmaker, and professor M.K. Asante ’04. Last week, he received the Langston Hughes Award from the Langston Hughes Society, which promotes awareness and appreciation of the famous African American poet, novelist, and playwright. This week, his [...]

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March 25, 2009

Elizabeth Cortese ’10 and Ross Burlingame ’09 Win Annual Poetry Contests

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Poets Carolyn Forche and Katie Ford served as judges and will read their work along with the student winners April 8 and 22 This year’s winner of the MacKnight Black Poetry Competition is English major Ross Burlingame ’09 (Lancaster, Pa.). Rachel Heron ’09 (Downingtown, Pa.), an English and geology double major, and Daniela Duca ’09 [...]

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February 5, 2009

Lee Upton, Lafayette’s Writer in Residence, is Honored

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Her new novella and a poem from her most recent award-winning volume are cited By Courtney Morin ’10 Along with publishing a new novella this year, Lee Upton, professor of English and writer-in-residence, has received a number of honors. Upton’s novella, The Guide to the Flying Island, received the Miami University Press Novella Award and [...]

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October 7, 2008

M.K. Asante Jr. ’04 Films ‘The Black Candle,’ Publishes Third Book

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Documentary on Kwanzaa will be screened in U.S. and Africa Author and filmmaker M.K. Asante ’04 has created the documentary The Black Candle, which uses Kwanzaa as a vehicle to explore and celebrate the African-American experience. It traces the holiday’s growth out of the Black Power movement in the 1960s to the present global, pan-African [...]

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June 6, 2008

Professor Lee Upton’s Latest Book Receives National Recognition

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Undid in the Land of Undone is the recipient of the silver medal for poetry in the ForeWord Independent Book of the Year Awards By Elizabeth Hall ’10 The latest book by Lee Upton, professor of English and writer in residence, has been awarded the silver medal for poetry in ForeWord Magazine’s Independent Book of [...]