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Creative Writing Director Daniel Torday Interviewed on Philly.com

Posted March 21, 2013

Bryn Mawr Director of Creative Writing Daniel Torday recently discussed his award-winning book, The Sensualist, in the “Art Attack” column on Philly.com. Torday’s novella, a coming-of-age story about a Baltimore teenager, won a 2012 National Jewish Book Award — the 2012 Foundation for Jewish Culture’s Goldberg Prize for Outstanding Debut Fiction. From Philly.com: A big […]

Daniel Torday Wins National Jewish Book Award

Posted January 24, 2013
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Bryn Mawr Director of Creative Writing Daniel Torday received the 2012 Foundation for Jewish Culture’s Goldberg Prize for Outstanding Debut Fiction for his novella, The Sensualist. The Goldberg Prize is one of several awards given as part of the National Jewish Book Awards. In addition to Torday, this year’s NJBA winners include Nobel Laureate Eric […]

Creative Writing Program’s Daniel Torday Interviewed on NPR’s WYPR

Posted December 6, 2012

Creative Writing Program Director Daniel Torday interviewed with WYPR’s “Maryland Morning,” an NPR affiliate, about his new novella, The Sensualist. During the interview, Torday discusses his connection to Baltimore, the setting of the novella. The entire interview, as well as several outtakes, can be found on the WYPR website. For more information about Torday’s The […]

Creative Writing’s Elizabeth Mosier ’84 Writes About Caring for Aging Parents in The Philadelphia Inquirer

Posted August 14, 2012
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In the August 13 Philadelphia Inquirer article “Rethinking Life’s Priorities,” Elizabeth Mosier ’84 writes about the unexpected aspects of her role as “a fulcrum between developing kids and declining parents.” From the article: “Maybe because my grandparents died when my parents (and I) were young, I didn’t know how a longer life curve could change […]

Creative Writing Program Director Dan Torday Pens Piece for The New York Times

Posted August 1, 2012
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In The Song Remains the Same, Creative Writing Program Director Dan Torday writes about how words of wisdom given to him as a struggling young bluegrass musician by “Tattooed Guitarist” came back to help him years later as he tried to soothe his infant daughter to sleep. From the article: “Suddenly I was just playing, […]

Creative Writing Program Director Daniel Torday’s Novella The Sensualist Published to Glowing Praise: Reading and Book Signing on Wednesday, April 25

Posted April 19, 2012
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Creative Writing Program Director Daniel Torday’s novella The Sensualist was published earlier this month to great praise. On the website fwriction.com, novelist Andrew Ervin writes about The Sensualist : “One passage in particular has lodged itself in my brain and I’d like to quote it here at length; it’s, I think, the most profound and […]

Creative Writing Program Director Daniel Torday Among Writers Marking Sept. 11 in Kenyon Review

Posted September 15, 2011
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In his introductory blog post to a special web feature from the Kenyon Review marking the 10th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks, Director of the Bryn Mawr College Creative Writing Program Daniel Torday writes: “The morning the planes flew into the towers, the US president was reading ‘The Pet Goat’ to a group of second-graders […]

Creative Writing Program Director and Professor of the Arts Karl Kirchwey Featured in Wall Street Journal

Posted July 15, 2011
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Creative Writing Program Director and Professor of the Arts Karl Kirchwey, who is currently serving as the American Academy in Rome’s Andrew Heiskell Arts Director, is featured in this Wall Street Journal article about the difficulty of translating works of poetry. The article focuses on Kirchwey’s recent translation of Paul Verlaine’s Poems Under Saturn. From […]

Bryn Mawr Junior Katherine Lewis Wins Sylvia Plath Poetry Contest

Posted February 24, 2011
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Katherine Lewis ’12, a philosophy major and English minor from Dallas, Texas, recently won first prize for her poem “October” in the Lydia Pinkham Memorial Foundation’s Sylvia Plath poetry contest (read the poem or listen to Lewis reading it below). The contest, now in its sixth year, is open to students at Bryn Mawr, Wellesley, […]

Creative Writing Program Director Karl Kirchwey to Serve as Andrew Heiskell Arts Director at the American Academy in Rome

Posted April 27, 2010
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Associate Professor of the Arts and Director of the Creative Writing Program Karl Kirchwey has been named the fifth Andrew Heiskell Arts Director at the American Academy in Rome, a position he will hold for a three-year term beginning July 1 until he returns to Bryn Mawr for the fall 2013 semester. Visiting Assistant Professor […]

Bestselling Author Lorrie Moore Opens Stellar Reading Series

Posted September 10, 2009
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A reading by best-selling author Lorrie Moore from her new novel A Gate at the Stairs opens Bryn Mawr College’s yearlong Creative Writing Program Reading Series. This year’s series also features Dominican-American poet, fiction, and nonfiction writer Julia Alvarez; playwright Suzan-Lori Parks, the first African-American woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize in Drama; The Paris […]

Musician Gillian Grassie ’09 wins Watson Fellowship

Posted March 27, 2009
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Ask your average record-company executive about the market for a pop musician who plays the harp, and a blank stare is probably as much enthusiasm as you can expect. Luckily for singer-songwriter Gillian Grassie ’09, musicians are no longer dependent on record-company executives to introduce them to their audiences. During her years at Bryn Mawr, […]

Amy Hempel, master of short fiction, to read Nov. 13

Posted November 10, 2008

Award-winning short-story writer Amy Hempel will give a reading at Bryn Mawr on Thursday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ely Room at Wyndham Alumnae House. Hempel’s The Collected Stories, which gathers her four previous short-story collections in a single volume, won the Ambassador Book Award for fiction and was one of The New […]

National Book Award finalist Jim Shepard to read

Posted October 20, 2008

Author Jim Shepard, whose short story collection Like You’d Understand, Anyway has recently become available in paperback, will give a reading  on Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ely Room at the Wyndham Alumnae House. Free and open to the public, Shepard’s appearance is part of the College’s yearlong Creative Writing Program Reading […]

Bryn Mawr in the Media: The Huffington Post

Posted July 22, 2008

Lecturer in Creative Writing Daniel Torday penned Confessions of a Self-Googler, which was posted in the Kenyon Review Online before it appeared in The Huffington Post.

Bryn Mawr in the Media: The New Yorker

Posted June 30, 2008

“Propofol,” a poem by Bryn Mawr Creative Writing Program Director Karl Kirchwey, appeared in the June 30 issue of The New Yorker.

Around the Bi-Co this weekend: Tenure, the movie; Choosing sides: GLBT people of color; Jumping Off Bridges screening and discussion; Berlioz Requiem; Creative Writing faculty reads

Posted April 10, 2008
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Tenure, the movie: Throughout the next week, Bryn Mawr will be playing the role of Grey College in Tenure, a film scripted and directed by Mike Million. Joining the Bryn Mawr campus on the cast are Luke Wilson, David Koechner, Gretchen Mol, Sasha Alexander, and nearby Rosemont College. A number of Bryn Mawr students are […]

“Young Lion” Olga Grushin to Read Fiction

Posted January 31, 2008
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Author Olga Grushin, who was chosen as one of Granta magazine’s “21 Best American Fiction Writers Under 35” last year and received the 2007 New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award, will give a reading at Bryn Mawr College on Thursday, Feb. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ely Room of the Wyndham Alumnae […]