Natasha Trethewey has been named a 2013 member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences,
one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious honorary societies and a center for independent policy research.
SPRING 2013 ENGLISH DEPARTMENT
AND CREATIVE WRITING WRITING
CONTESTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
SPECIAL TOPICS COURSE FOR FALL 2013
ENGCW 379W 00P
THE ART OF MEMOIR: WHEN WRITING FROM LIFE BECOMES REAL
Instructor: Lynna Williams
2:30-5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays
This is a permission-only class. Please come to the Creative Writing Program office in N209 Callaway to fill out an application form.
No writing sample required. No pre-requisite.
Memoir derives its energy, its narrative drive, from an exploration of the past. In this workshop, students will mine their own pasts, shaping their personal experiences into compelling essays that explore what it is take something as particular as childhood and family and shape it into something that speaks to a larger human experience. The question of what material to use in what genre—what makes something good material for an essay as opposed to fiction?—will be explored, as well as the uses of fictional techniques—scene, dialogue and characterization among them—in nonfiction. Students will write and revise about 60 pages of memoir, and read some exciting examples of the genre, but the primary focus of the class will be student work.
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CREATIVE WRITING COURSES
Paul Simon events at Emory postponed
The highly anticipated Richard Ellmann Lectures in Modern Literature by Paul Simon,
set for Feb. 10-12 at Emory University, have been postponed due to illness. Simon's representatives report
he has the flu. Emory anticipates being able to reschedule the lectures at a later time, to be announced.
People interested in attending the Ellmann Lectures will have to re-register for complimentary tickets
when the new dates are announced. Owing to scheduling uncertainties at this time, existing tickets
will not be honored for the new dates.
The latest information and updates will be available at: http://www.emory.edu/ellmann
Kevin Young's book The Grey Album has been shortlisted
for the National Book Critics Circle award in the "Criticism" category.
National Book Critics Circle Announcement
As the new US poet laureate, professor Natasha Trethewey
hopes to illuminate histories ‘lost or forgotten’
By Mary Loftus
Creative Writing Spring 2013 course information now available
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Many courses still open!
Late applications will be accepted through the end of add-drop in the Spring
The Hungry Ear: Poems of Food & Drink
edited by Kevin Young
The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton 1965-2010
edited by Kevin Young and Michael Glaser
Natasha Trethewey's new collection of poetry
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