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Creative Writing Program

Tue, 05/12/2020 - 3:14pm
The English Department and Creative Writing Program are pleased to announce that three graduate students have been awarded Willson Center Shelter Project micro-fellowships.  Congratulations to Nathan Dixon, Hannah V. Warren, and Christina Wood Martinez! The Shelter Projects program awards $500 fellowships to support the creation of shareable reflections of the current pandemic through the arts and humanities. The funded projects were selected by…
Mon, 05/11/2020 - 12:10pm
In the article "US Native tribes and Ireland’s 170-year-old connection is renewed in the pandemic," Vox reports, "When members of the Choctaw Nation heard about the struggles of the Irish in the Great Famine in 1847, the tribe gathered up about $170 — $5,000 in today’s dollars — to send overseas for “the relief of the starving poor of Ireland.” That 170-year-old act is being remembered, and, in some ways, returned, during the coronavirus…
Tue, 04/28/2020 - 10:05am
The Red & Black asked English Department faculty and students to recommend poets and poetry books to celebrate the end of National Poetry Month.  Read their recommendations here.
Mon, 04/27/2020 - 1:08pm
Stillpoint Literary Magazine is proud to release its 51st volume on their website! This is the largest volume to date featuring the most talented and passionate of UGA’s literary and artistic community. The print edition of the magazine will be available this upcoming fall semester and distributed at the annual launch party. Those looking to become involved with Stillpoint can look out for a call for staff applications in early August or submit…
Fri, 04/24/2020 - 11:46am
Professor Aruni Kashyap has accepted an invitation to serve as one of the jurors of the JCB Prize for Literature, which is India's most coveted literary award offered by the JCB Foundation. More information about the panel: the panel will be chaired by Leela Samson, Bharatanatyam dancer, former chairperson of Sangeet Natak Akademi, and author, and consists of: Aruni Kashyap, writer and translator; Tejaswini Niranjana, professor, cultural…
Wed, 04/01/2020 - 9:23am
Political power, money, legitimate representation: all of these are predicated on what comes of the U.S. census. The Georgia Review's Spring 2020 issue—coinciding with Census Day—presents authors’ and artists’ explorations in various genres of what it means to attempt representation of the diverse communities that comprise the United States. One of the issue’s special features—“Un-Redacted: A Census of Native Land”—presents readers with a…
Tue, 03/31/2020 - 12:32pm
Eidson Distinguished Professor in American Literature LeAnne Howe spoke to the Red & Black about her upcoming book project. From the article: "Howe and her colleague, Dean Rader, an English professor from the University of San Francisco, have been friends for 20 years. After connecting over shared interests, such as their home state of Oklahoma and Native American literature and writing, they started collaborating. They have been working on…
Mon, 03/02/2020 - 3:42pm
University of Georgia English Department and Creative Writing Professor Aruni Kashyap's latest book, His Father's Disease: Stories (CONTEXT 2019) was reviewed in The Telegraph. From the article: "When an author writes from a restive part of India — say, Kashmir or, in the present case, Assam — readers often expect him to focus on questions of violence or identity. This can unwittingly infringe on the author’s right to express himself freely, and…
Tue, 02/18/2020 - 4:43pm
Members of the Indigenous Aboriginal American Writers Caucus will honor University of Georgia Eidson Distinguished Professor in American Literature LeAnne Howe during an event at the Association of Writers & Writing Programs conference in San Antonio, Texas.  Titled "Singing Still: A Tribute to LeAnne Howe," the event will take place on Saturday, March 7th at 1:45 p.m. in Room 210B, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level.…
Fri, 01/31/2020 - 4:36pm
English Department faculty member Professor Aruni Kashyap discusses how he captures the complexity of India, his home state of Assam, and identity, through his fiction and poetry on Asia Art Tours' "The Arts of Travel Podcast."  Hear the full interview here.

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