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Hurrah “For the Scribe”!

Congratulations to David Wojahn for his latest book, For the Scribe, published by the University of Pittsburgh Press just last week. David’s ninth collection of poetry continues his explorations of the interstices between the public and the private, the historical and the personal. Poems of recollection and elegy commingle and conjoin with poems which address…

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Write on Site Announces Expanded Spring Schedule

Working closely with Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs Kathy Bassard and Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence Director Enoch Hale, English faculty member Cristina Stanciu developed Write on Site, an interdisciplinary program that provides space and time for VCU faculty members to research and write in a distraction-free environment. Write on Site has added new…

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The English Faculty Symposium: A Forum for Ideas on Research, Teaching, and Writing

The English Faculty Symposium is a new lecture series that will showcase the research of the faculty of the VCU Department of English. The series carries on the collegial tradition – across ranks, subfields, and communities – of First Friday, the department’s previous lecture series, which was curated by Professor Bryant Mangum for many years….

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English Alum Cory MacLauchlin’s Biography to Become Feature Film

A Butterfly in the Typewriter, Cory MacLauchin’s biography of John Kennedy Toole, Pulitzer prize-winning author of A Confederacy of Dunces, will be made into a feature film starring Susan Sarandon and Nick Offerman. The movie, shot entirely in the New Orleans area, is targeted for a 2018 release. Toole unsuccessfully sought publication of his novel, finally…

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Kirkus Reviews Lists Ladies Night at the Dreamland in Best of 2016

Sonja Livingston’s book, Ladies Night at the Dreamland, has been selected as a Best Book of 2016 (Nonfiction) by Kirkus Reviews. The “radiant” essays, inspired by “slivers and bits” of real women’s lives, are based on The Dreamland, “…a real dance club that burned down in 1923 and a dreamscape, where Livingston reunites women as…

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