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Conrey Leads Food Drive Competition

This Thanksgiving season, the Writing and Rhetoric Department as well as the Department of English will coordinate a Food Drive culminating with a reading by HWS faculty and students. In the week leading up to the reading, classes across campus will be asked to compete to collect food with the winning class receiving pizza delivered to their classroom.

“HWS Colleges are always looking for ways to collaborate with the community to better serve those in need,” says Assistant Professor of Writing and Rhetoric Sean M. Conrey. “I have done similar projects at other schools with great success, and it seemed the time was right to try it here at HWS.”

The food drive will conclude on Tuesday, Nov. 17, with the reading taking place at 7:30 p.m. in the Geneva Room of the Warren Hunting Smith Library.  Faculty members participating in the reading include Assistant Professor of English Lauren Alleyne and Assistant Professors of Writing and Rhetoric Cheryl Forbes.  Students Evan Phail ‘13 and Sarah Canavan ‘12 will also do a reading.

“I’d like to see us collect 1,000 pounds of food and $500 or more. I’d also hope to see the Geneva Room packed to standing room only on the night of the reading,” notes Conrey.

The reading itself will have an eight non-perishable/canned good or $4 admission fee. If interested in entering the food drive competition please contact Conrey at