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Creative Writing Program Reading Series Hosts Panel of Short Story Authors

Posted October 28, 2011

POST UPDATED NOV 3 Five of the most important short-fiction writers working today—Frank O’Connor Award finalist Robin Black and four of the New Yorker’s “20 Under 40” honorees, Chris Adrian, David Bezmozgis, Rivka Galchen and Karen Russell—discussed the place of the short story in America, as well as their work and influences, at Bryn Mawr […]

Swamplandia! Author Karen Russell Opens Emily Balch Speaker Series, Joins Students at Swamp-Themed Dessert

Posted October 20, 2011
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Celebrated author Karen Russell inaugurated the Emily Balch Speaker Series for first-year students on Wednesday, Oct. 19, with a lively presentation about her work, noting how valuable her undergraduate liberal-arts education has been to her career as a writer.

Play by Creative Writing Program Lecturer Amy Herzog Gets Rave Review from The New York Times

Posted November 16, 2010

A play by Amy Herzog, who teaches playwriting in the Bryn Mawr College Creative Writing Program, has earned an enthusiastic review from The New York Times‘ Charles Isherwood. After the Revolution, the chronicle of a proud family of Marxists that faces new revelations about its revered patriarch, is a “smart, engrossing play,” in Isherwood’s estimation. “Just […]

Creative Writing Program Director Karl Kirchwey Reviews Derek Walcott’s Newest Collection for The New York Times

Posted April 29, 2010

Associate Professor of the Arts and Director of the Creative Writing Program Karl Kirchwey reviews Derek Walcott’s newest collection of poems for The New York Times’ Sunday Book Review.

Former U.S. Poet Laureate Mark Strand to Give Free Reading at Bryn Mawr College

Posted March 17, 2010
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Former Poet Laureate of the United States and Pulitzer Prize winner Mark Strand will read from his work on Thursday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ely Room of the Wyndham Alumnae House at Bryn Mawr College. Part of Bryn Mawr’s Creative Writing Program Reading Series, the event is free and open to the […]

Pulitzer Prize-winning Playwright Suzan-Lori Parks to Perform From her Work in Goodhart

Posted October 13, 2009
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Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks will perform her work at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 20, in Bryn Mawr College’s Goodhart Theater as part of the 2009-10 Creative Writing Program Reading Series. The Creative Writing Program’s Reading Series is free and open to the public. Named one of TIME magazine’s “100 Innovators for the Next […]

Junior Nicole Gervasio wins Beinecke Scholarship to fund graduate study

Posted May 13, 2009
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Nicole Gervasio ’10, a native of Trenton, N.J., who plans to pursue a Ph.D. in literary studies after completing her bachelor’s degree at Bryn Mawr, is one of 21 students nationwide who have been awarded the 2009 Beinecke Scholarship. The scholarship, which is given to “young men and women of exceptional promise” to encourage and […]