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The New York University Creative Writing Program’s Fall 2012 Reading Series will feature Zadie Smith on Thurs., Sept. 27, 7 p.m. at NYU’s Kimmel Center for University Life, Eisner and Lubin Auditorium (4th Floor), 60 Washington Square South (at La Guardia Place).
The event is free and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call 212.998.8816 or visit www.cwp.fas.nyu.edu. Subways: 1 (Christopher Street); A, B, C, D, E, F, M (West 4th Street).
Smith, a senior faculty member in the NYU Creative Writing Program, will read from her latest novel,…Continue
Amy Lowell — a controversial, cigar-smoking, outspoken, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet — collected works by prominent creative artists such as Jane Austen, Ludwig von Beethoven, William Blake, Charlotte Brontë, John Keats, Michelangelo, Walt Whitman, and Émile Zola.
Works from Lowell’s collection are showcased in “From Austen to Zola: Amy Lowell as a Collector,” Houghton Library’s fall exhibition. This exhibit opens on Sept. 4 and will run through Jan. 12, 2013.
Lowell’s (1874-1925) larger-than-life personality…Continue
In 1996, Jack Agüeros, a Puerto Rican author and advocate who wrote sonnets about poor immigrants and Latino street life, would have seemed an unlikely candidate for inclusion in the library of New York City’s most prestigious university.
That year, his son Marcel Agüeros was one of four Columbia students who staged a hunger strike in front of Butler Library to demand the creation of an ethnic studies program, becoming poster children of sorts for the fraught relationship between…Continue
Gustavus Adolphus College held its first ever Slam Poetry Camp on June 24-30 as individuals traveled from places such as New York, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, and Omaha to attend the unique summer offering. Mankato Free Press reporter Amanda Dyslin visited the camp last week and authored this article in the newspaper’s Saturday, June 30 edition:
New, rare slam poetry camp nurtures young talent.
Hannalee Goldman is like a lot of girls in high school. She has issues…Continue
New York University has awarded the Joe A. Callaway Prize for the Best Book on Drama or Theater to Harvard University Professor Martin Puchner for his The Drama of Ideas: Platonic Provocations in Theater and Philosophy(Oxford University Press, 2010).
The Callaway Prize is awarded biennially by NYU’s Department of Englishfor the best book on drama or theater published during the previous two years by an American author. It…Continue
Natasha Trethewey, Emory University professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, has been named Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry for 2012-2013 by Librarian of Congress James H. Billington.
Trethewey, recipient of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and the Lillian Smith Award for her book, "Native Guard," becomes the 19th Poet Laureate, and will take up her duties this fall. Her term will coincide with the 75th anniversary of the library's Poetry and Literature Center and the 1937 establishment of the Consultant-in-Poetry position, which was changed by a federal law in 1986 to…Continue
Yale Summer Cabaret’s “50 Nights: A Festival of Stories” will explore the theatrical tradition of storytelling with three “provocative and deeply moving productions that will spark the imagination,” say the organizers.
“Imagination burns most brightly in the simple act of storytelling,” write the organizers. “Stories are how we imagine ourselves — who we are, where we have come from, and what we wish to become.” The 38th season of the Yale Summer Cabaret is led by artistic director Tanya Dean and producer Reynaldi Lolong.
The season opens on Wednesday, June 20, with a production of “The K of D, an…Continue
From Harford Community College:
Throughout April, the Harford Community College Library celebrated National Poetry Month and National Library Week through the “Poetree,” an interactive display of favorite and original poems contributed by HCC students and employees.
The Poetree, a tree whose brightly-colored leaves were decorated with poems, was displayed in the Library, inviting many members of the campus community to take a moment to read and contribute poems to the display. As April progressed, the tree blossomed with a profusion of poems: from the…Continue
This year the Berlfein Prize for Best Undergraduate Nonfiction Writing has been split between two co-winners.
Whitney Porter won for “Overcoming Distorted Illusions: Examining the Latina Struggle with Body Image and Self-Perception in American Culture,” a piece originally completed for the Fall 2011 Feit Seminar: Translating Between Worlds, taught by Professors Esther Allen and Professor Carla Bellamy. Final revisions were completed under the guidance of Professor Bellamy. Whitney is a Junior in the Macaulay Honors College and is majoring in English Literature and minoring in Interdisciplinary Studies. She moved to New York from Akron,…Continue
An ode to Chicago, a lament of war and the praise of woman’s beauty earned Burlington High School senior Claude Mumbere a second-place finish Tuesday night in the national Poetry Out Loud recitation competition in Washington, D.C.
After competing last year, Mumbere said, all he wanted to do this year was improve on that…Continue