Nov. 21, 2017—Lee Conell, MFA’15, is not the sort of writer who cultivates a high profile. While she’s excited about the upcoming launch of her first story collection, Subcortical, she finds the public role of author far removed from the drive that compels her to write. “Writing for me is an intensely private thing,” Conell says. “I...
Mar. 14, 2016—The Gertrude and Harold Vanderbilt Visiting Writers Series will host two alumni who are award-winning poets. Anders Carlson-Wee and Nate Marshall will give public readings the week of March 14-18.
Feb. 29, 2016—What’s remarkable about the M.F.A. program at Vanderbilt is that, although it’s among the best in the nation, it's not cutthroat like other highly regarded programs. In fact, Vanderbilt has adopted a model that seems the very opposite—one that fosters a tight-knit community based on feelings of cooperation and unity.
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.
Jan. 23, 2015—Beth Bachman's latest poetry collection focuses on the effect of traumatic memories on soldiers and others affected by war.
Dec. 23, 2014—Tony Earley, the Samuel Milton Fleming Professor of English, describes his latest book as “much more grown up and calm” than his previous story collection published in 1994.
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.
Oct. 8, 2014—The Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities will co-sponsor a special track of veteran-focused readings, discussions and performances at this year's Southern Festival of Books, which also features appearances by Vanderbilt faculty, staff, students and alumni.
Sep. 26, 2014—Bruce decided to start his own series of field guides, called Wildsam, in 2012. The books are “packed with local lore, interviews, memoir, hand-drawn maps, personal essays and more,” according to the Wildsam website.
Aug. 22, 2014—Tony Earley describes his new short story collection, "Mr. Tall," as "more grown up" than some of his previous writings.
Oct. 9, 2013—Vanderbilt’s MFA Program in Creative Writing moved up one notch to ninth in the United States in a survey conducted by "Poets & Writers" magazine and reported in its September/October issue.
Jan. 18, 2013—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.