Creative Writing

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May 16, 2008

Shoshana Cohen Stopek ’00 Pens Scooby Doo Books

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She previously did editing and research on ER, The West Wing, and Star Trek: Enterprise If asked to name the inspiration behind our career success, few of us would cite a pair of magic scissors. Not so for author Shoshana Cohen Stopek ’00. The story she wrote at eight years old of a tailor and [...]

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April 11, 2008

Imaginative Writers’ Room Opens

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It’s a new writing and meeting place dedicated to imaginative literature The newly-opened Imaginative Writers’ Room in Hogg Hall is open to any member of the Lafayette community as a place for writing any sort of imaginative literature: fiction, poetry, drama, screenplays, song lyrics, or hybrid forms. The room, located on the lower level of [...]

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April 3, 2008

Lafayette Celebrates National Poetry Month in April

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Kyle deCant ’10 and Megan Kaesshaefer ’08 win annual poetry competitions Lafayette’s celebration of National Poetry Month includes readings from students, open mic nights, and interaction with the acclaimed poets who judged Lafayette’s student poetry competitions. All events are free and open to the public. This year’s winnerof the Jean Corrie Poetry Competition is government [...]

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January 18, 2008

Award-Winning Poet Anthony Caleshu ’92 will Hold Reading Jan. 31

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English graduate received the Forward Poetry Prize English graduate, poet, playwright, and fiction writer Anthony Caleshu ’92 will present a poetry reading at 4:10 p.m. Jan. 31 in Skillman Library, Gendebien Room. The reading is being co-sponsored by the English department and the Friends of Skillman Library. A question-and-answer session and reception will follow his [...]

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January 7, 2008

Students Collaborate to Create Art

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Sculpture as Poetry exhibit runs in Skillman Library through Jan. 25 Last semester students of English and art joined together on a creative endeavor. Students from the Advanced Creative Writing course, taught by Lee Upton, professor of English and writer-in-residence, and the Fundamentals in Sculpture course, taught by Alastair Noble, assistant professor of art,teamed up [...]

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October 25, 2007

Lee Upton Explores Ambition and Failure in her Latest Book

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Undid in the Land of Undone is English professor’s 10th book and fifth volume of poetry In Undid in the Land of Undone, Lee Upton, professor of English and writer-in-residence, ponders the concepts of ambition and failure. The book, which has just been published by New Issues Press, is her fifth volume of poetry and [...]

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September 17, 2007

Award-winning Poet, Essayist, and Lecturer Visits Campus Sept. 28

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Martin Espada will present keynote address for Latino Heritage Month By Ross Burlingame ’09 Internationally renowned poet Martin Espada will present the keynote address for Lafayette’s celebration of Latino Heritage Month 5 p.m. Sept. 28 in Kirby Hall of Civil Rights room 104. A reception and book signing will follow the lecture. Espada will also [...]

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September 17, 2007

Alix Ohlin to Deliver Campbell Lectures at Rice University in October

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Assistant professor of English will also publish book of essays Alix Ohlin, assistant professor of English, will deliver a series of lectures at Rice University entitled, “On the Tempest of Nature and Art,” Oct. 23, 24, and 25. The Campbell Lectures are an annual series held at Rice that present original ideas on topics of [...]

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September 6, 2007

Changing Lives Through Poetry

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Throughout the Germanton, Pa., community where Yolanda Wisher Palacio ’98 lives and works, the rippling effects of her love for poetry resonate. Her passion touches the tenth-grade students she instructs as an English teacher at Germantown Friends School; audiences she captivates while performing original poems at Philadelphia venues; and community members she rallies by organizing [...]