Creative Writing Program
Oct. 11, 2019—Vanderbilt faculty, staff and alumni will be part of this weekend’s free Southern Festival of Books downtown at War Memorial Plaza and the Nashville Public Library.
Sep. 5, 2019—"A Short History of Anger," centering on the devastating and lasting impact of state-sponsored ethnic cleansing and forced migration, will be performed Sept. 14 at the Blair School of Music.
Jan. 17, 2019—A documentary on Robert Penn Warren—a distinguished writer, critic and Vanderbilt alumnus—will be screened on campus Jan. 23, followed by a Q&A with Tom Thurman, the film director.
Oct. 11, 2018—Vanderbilt faculty and alumni are featured at the free Southern Festival of Books, happening this weekend at War Memorial Plaza and the downtown Nashville Public Library.
Apr. 28, 2017—Distinguished fiction writer and professor Lorrie Moore has been awarded a prestigious fellowship at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library.
Mar. 24, 2017—Two senior undergraduate creative writers have been awarded prestigious fellowships to the Bucknell Seminar for Undergraduate Poets.
Jan. 9, 2017—Author Ann Patchett will read and discuss her latest novel, "Commonwealth," at the Central Library Jan. 26 as part of the Vanderbilt Visiting Writers Series.
Oct. 18, 2016—A summit of three of the most prominent music writers in the country will take place at Vanderbilt Oct. 27.
How are big health issues being handled in the U.S. South? Leaders to discuss Affordable Care Act, gun control, income differences, more
Feb. 17, 2016—The complex and often under-addressed political issues facing health and health care in the United States will be tackled March 17-18 during a major interdisciplinary conference at Vanderbilt University, "The Politics of Health in the U.S. South." The conference is free and open to the public.
Jan. 23, 2015—Beth Bachman's latest poetry collection focuses on the effect of traumatic memories on soldiers and others affected by war.
Dec. 15, 2014—MyVU asked a handful of Vanderbilt faculty members to name the book that left a lasting impression on them this year. Their diverse recommendations span fiction, nonfiction, history, thriller, biography, memoir and more.
Feb. 4, 2013—A documentary about soul singer Solomon Burke will be screened at the Country Music Hall of Fame Saturday, Feb. 9, with remarks by Peter Guralnick, a Vanderbilt University writer-in-residence.