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Sign up for Vanderbilt’s Osher Lifelong Learning winter term

Nov. 16, 2017—African American pioneers in sports and entertainment, media in a time of fake news, and climate change and human health are among the winter offerings of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt.

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VICC launches creative writing class focused on cancer journey

Sep. 8, 2017—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) is offering an expressive writing course for cancer patients and others who have been affected by the disease. This year’s “Express Yourself: Fall Creative Writing Series” is provided to anyone interested in learning about expressive writing, and participants will have the opportunity to create original writing in a safe, supportive environment.

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Writers-in-residence impact, inspire first-year students

Apr. 29, 2016—The Writers-in-Residence program at The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons mixes students from Vanderbilt’s highly regarded MFA creative writing program with students from the university’s first-year living and learning community to explore fiction and poetry.

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Class of 2016: Rani Banjarian discovers America—and his voice as a writer

Apr. 20, 2016—For Rani Banjarian, the summer of 2006 was the defining moment of his young life. For a month that summer, artillery and airstrikes were a daily occurrence as the unrest between his home country of Lebanon and neighboring Israel grew into the July War.

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Creative writing class helps cope with cancer

Feb. 18, 2016—Receiving a cancer diagnosis and undergoing treatment can be an emotional experience for patients, and their families, friends and caregivers are also affected by the experience. Creative writing can provide an outlet to express and share those strong emotions.

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Poet Kate Daniels honored by Southern writers

Apr. 23, 2015—Poet and Professor of English Kate Daniels has been inducted into the Fellowship of Southern Writers, a distinguished group founded by Robert Penn Warren, James Dickey and other notable authors.

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National Endowment for the Arts awards fellowship to Vanderbilt MFA student

Dec. 5, 2014—Anders Carlson-Wee, a second-year Vanderbilt MFA student and former professional rollerblader, is the recipient of an NEA Creative Writing Fellowship in Poetry.

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Barnes & Noble to host poets and writers with Vanderbilt ties Oct. 3

Oct. 1, 2014—Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt will host three local writers with ties to Vanderbilt at Lyrical Brew: An Evening of Local Poetry, beginning at 7 p.m. Oct. 3.

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Writing workshops for health practitioners, those touched by cancer available

Sep. 29, 2014—Two writing workshops are scheduled to begin in October. Both are collaborations of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, the Vanderbilt Oncology Expressive Arts Committee and the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy at Vanderbilt.

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Acclaimed fiction writer and Vanderbilt faculty member Lorrie Moore to speak

Sep. 2, 2014—Distinguished American fiction writer Lorrie Moore will discuss her latest work Sept. 16 in the next installment of Vanderbilt’s Chancellor’s Lecture Series.

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Listen: Earley’s new stories bring the extraordinary to aging characters

Aug. 22, 2014—Tony Earley describes his new short story collection, "Mr. Tall," as "more grown up" than some of his previous writings.

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Biography of Sam Cooke is Guralnick’s fourth Blues Hall of Fame book

Feb. 19, 2014—A biography of singer-songwriter Sam Cooke will be the fourth book by Peter Guralnick to be declared “a classic in blues literature” by the Blues Hall of Fame.

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