Creative Writing

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    Zeppos reflects on first five years as chancellor

    The One Vanderbilt transformation continues as Nicholas S. Zeppos marks five years as chancellor. Read the story and watch video of Zeppos discussing the opportunities and challenges facing Vanderbilt today. Read More

    Mar. 1, 2013

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    Pulitzer Prize winner for poetry among spring Vanderbilt Visiting Writers

    Tracy K. Smith, winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for her collection "Life on Mars," will read from her work Feb. 14 at Vanderbilt University’s Sarratt Cinema. Read More

    Feb. 11, 2013

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    Author Lorrie Moore to join Vanderbilt English department

    Lorrie Moore, a distinguished American fiction writer whose acclaimed short-story collections include "Birds of America" and "Like Life," will teach at Vanderbilt University with an endowed chair starting fall 2013. Read More

    Jan. 18, 2013

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    VUCast: Sci-Fi Author

    This Week on VUCast: She’s juggling her studies and life as a sci-fi author! Meet writing phenom Kat Zhang. See the new and improved Sarratt/Rand. Which women are more at risk for heart attacks. [vucastblurb]… Read More

    Oct. 19, 2012

  • Creative writing submissions wanted for Identity Sculptures Project

    "A Bowl of Red Blooms," sculpture by Lori Anne Parker-Danley. The Identity Sculptures Project, a Curb Creative Campus initiative exploring the relationship between creativity and human identity, is seeking submissions from Vanderbilt faculty, staff and students that respond to the topic “creative identities.” Submissions may be in… Read More

    Sep. 28, 2012

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    Vanderbilt MFA Program in Creative Writing ranked among top 10

    Vanderbilt’s MFA Program in Creative Writing has been ranked among the top 10 programs in the country in a survey conducted by "Poets & Writers" magazine and reported in the September/October issue. Read More

    Sep. 11, 2012

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    Jarman’s ‘Bone Fires’ wins Balcones Poetry Prize

    'Bone Fires: New and Selected Poems' has earned Austin Community College's annual Balcones Poetry Prize. Read More

    Jun. 12, 2012

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    Ten Fulbright honorees named at Vanderbilt

    Nine Vanderbilt University students and graduates have been offered scholarships through Fulbright-sponsored programs for research, teaching and study abroad in 2012-13. Read More

    May. 7, 2012

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    Randall to sign new novel at area bookstores

    Alice Randall (Vanderbilt Photo/Daniel Dubois) Vanderbilt Writer in Residence Alice Randall will discuss her new novel, Ada’s Rules, at Parnassus Books in Nashville at 6:30 p.m. May 8,  and at Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt at 2 p.m. May 19. The book tells the… Read More

    May. 3, 2012

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    Listen: From barbecue to Burt, Southern lit conference covers the gamut

    Michael Kreyling (Steve Green/Vanderbilt) Approximately 150 professors and graduate students from across the nation with expertise in Southern writing and related topics will gather in Nashville March 29-31 for the Society for the Study of Southern Literature’s biannual conference. This year’s theme is anniversaries, according to Michael Kreyling,… Read More

    Mar. 23, 2012

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    From barbecue to Burt, Southern lit conference covers the gamut

    More than 150 professors and graduate students from across the nation with expertise in Southern writing and related topics will gather in Nashville March 29-31 for the Society for the Study of Southern Literature’s biannual conference. Read More

    Mar. 21, 2012

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    Fourth annual Undergraduate Writing Symposium March 25

    (Image courtesy of the Vanderbilt Writing Studio) Creativity and the written word will be celebrated at Vanderbilt’s fourth annual Undergraduate Writing Symposium. The event will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday, March 25, at The Commons Center. The symposium will feature Vanderbilt students presenting and… Read More

    Mar. 6, 2012

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    Symposium explores ties between sustainability and creative writing

    The Vanderbilt Creative Writing Spring Symposium will take place Thursday, Feb. 23 at Vanderbilt University's Buttrick Hall. Poets Alison Hawthorne Deming and John Lane will lead the discussion on sustainability as applied to creative writing. Read More

    Feb. 22, 2012

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    Writer Lorrie Moore to speak at Vanderbilt Jan. 19

    The Chancellor's Lecture Series will host Lorrie Moore Jan. 19 at the Central Library Community Room. Moore, the author of Like Life, Birds of America and A Gate at the Stairs, will discuss "Creative Writing and the Customer Survey." Read More

    Dec. 21, 2011

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    Poet-memoirist Nick Flynn to read at Vanderbilt University

    Writer Nick Flynn will read from his poetry Nov. 10 as part of Vanderbilt Creative Writing Program’s Visiting Writing Series. Read More

    Nov. 2, 2011

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    Faculty featured at Southern Festival of Books Oct. 14-16

    Several Vanderbilt faculty members will be featured at this year’s Southern Festival of Books, a celebration of authors, writing and reading. The annual three-day event takes place in downtown Nashville at Legislative Plaza and the Tennessee Capitol Building Oct. 14-16. The festival will feature dozens of authors, including novelists… Read More

    Oct. 11, 2011

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    Tracy Barrett (Vanderbilt) Tracy Barrett, senior lecturer in Italian, has written Dark of the Moon, a re-telling of the Theseus myth for young adult readers, published by Harcourt Children’s Books. Leonard Bickman, the Betts Chair and professor… Read More

    Oct. 3, 2011

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    National Book Award winners to read from work at Vanderbilt

    Terrance Hayes and Jaimy Gordon, who each won the National Book Award last spring, will read from their work Sept. 22 at Vanderbilt University as part of the Creative Writing Program’s Gertrude and Harold S. Vanderbilt Visiting Writers Series. Read More

    Sep. 6, 2011

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    In Conversation with Billy Collins

    The former U.S. poet laureate discusses his upcoming Vanderbilt residency and the importance of a poem’s ‘shape’ In the opinion of poet Billy Collins, poetry needs to be everywhere. “I think ambushing people with poems on billboards, buses,… Read More

    Sep. 1, 2011

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    Read about Vanderbilt faculty, staff, student and alumni's latest awards, appointments and achievements Read More

    Jun. 2, 2011