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Samantha Hunt Reading

Sep. 25, 2019—Vanderbilt Creative Writing Gertrude & Harold S. Vanderbilt Visiting Writers Series Samantha Hunt was born in Pound Ridge, New York, the daughter of a painter and an editor. Her novel about Nikola Tesla, The Invention of Everything Else, was a finalist for the Orange Prize and winner of the Bard Fiction Prize. Her first novel,...

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Reading Aloud: Advice from Audible Hall of Famer Dion Graham

Sep. 23, 2019—  An Event Sponsored by the Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa and Vanderbilt’s Creative Writing Program   OCTOBER 11 @ 12 Noon Central Library, Poetry Room   Lunch will be available or you may bring your own.   Come hear Dion Graham, the Voice of Dave Eggers, Octavia Butler, and others. Graham’s warm, empathetic...

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April Reading Postponed

Apr. 9, 2019—Please note: the Beth Bachmann and Kate Daniels reading has been postponed until Fall 2019.

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Save the Dates: Readings in the 2019 to 2020 Academic Year

Jun. 19, 2018—All readings at 7pm unless otherwise noted. Fall readings will be held in Buttrick Hall, Room 101 Sign up for the mailing list for the most up-to-date information.

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“Why Lorrie Moore Writes” in The New Republic

Jun. 19, 2018—  Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English Lorrie Moore, the author of three novels and four collections of short stories, published a new collection of essays and reviews this April from Penguin Random House. The collection, See What Can Be Done, is Moore’s first book of nonfiction. Click here to read the article.

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April 20: Graduating MFA Student Reading

Apr. 20, 2018—7:00 p.m., April 20, Buttrick Hall 101 Join us for a reading by five members of the MFA class of 2018. Poets: Stephanie Davis, Cydnee Devereaux, and Sophia Stid. Fiction writers: Carla Diaz and Alina Grabowski. Sponsored by the Department of English

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Lorrie Moore publishes new book of nonfiction

Mar. 29, 2018—Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English Lorrie Moore, the author of three novels and four collections of short stories, published a new collection of essays and reviews coming on April 3, from Penguin Random House. The collection, See What Can Be Done, is Moore’s first book of nonfiction. Moore has received several honors for her work,...

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Save the Dates: Readings in the 2017 to 2018 Academic Year

Aug. 19, 2017—      Gertrude & Harold S. Vanderbilt Visiting Writers Series Vanderbilt Creative Writing Program All readings at 7 pm unless otherwise indicated   FALL 2017 September 14: Kevin Brockmeier, fiction October 19: Kirstin Valdez Quade, fiction November 9: Camille Dungy, poetry November 14: Molly McCully Brown, poetry SPRING 2018 January 25: Joy Castro, nonfiction January 30: Daniel Alarcón...

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Mark Jarman has published a new collection of poetry, The Heronry

Mar. 1, 2017—Poet Mark Jarman has published a new book, The Heronry, with Sarabande Books, described by the publisher as “a collection which presents a series of spiritual encounters in the form of praise poems, lyric portraiture, and meditations on faith and belief.” Jarman is Centennial Professor of English at Vanderbilt.

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Undergrads Yeatts-Lonske and Davis scoop up 2 of 10 places in Bucknell Seminar

Mar. 1, 2017—Congratulations to senior Creative Writing major Ariana Yeatts-Lonske and senior English major Marissa Davis, whose work earned each of them a position at this summer’s Bucknell Seminar for Undergraduate Poets, a highly competitive three-week conference for “the twelve most stellar and distinctive undergraduate poets . . . from around the United States”! For an article...

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