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Professor of English Melanie Conroy-Goldman’s short story “De Domum” appears in the online literary magazine The Normal School. “De Domum” is “obliquely a lockdown story — written for people who just want to get out of the house and away from their domestic responsibilities,” says award-winning author and Professor of English Melanie Conroy-Goldman. “I know

Through a 48-hour giving challenge, the HWS community showed up to support writing enrichment and peer writing mentorship. The Give Write Now Challenge, a 48-hour fundraising challenge to support the Writing Colleagues Program, was a breakout success. Through the generosity of the HWS community, $28,043 was donated to support writing excellence at the Colleges. “The

A 48-hour giving challenge will support the Writing Colleagues Program. The Colleges’ signature peer-to-peer writing mentorship program has prepared hundreds of graduates to become skilled writers, editors and communicators, and helped even more students refine their big ideas. Now, alums and families can give back to the Writing Colleagues Program during a 48-hour challenge that

This semester, 18 students were inducted to the Writing Colleagues Program. Founded by Professor of Writing and Rhetoric Cheryl Forbes in 1994, the Writing Colleagues Program is a curriculum-based, peer-tutoring program that trains and embeds peer tutors in courses across many disciplines. At the March induction ceremony for the 2022 cohort, 18 new members were

Fiction Writer Robert Glick to read from his work Two Californias. As part of the Trias Writers series and Writers Reading, award-winning fiction writer Robert Glick will give a reading from his collection of short stories Two Californias on Thursday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Blackwell Room. Two Californias tells the “intricately woven

Living is also about your unconscious experiences, Jillian Crocetta ’21 explains about her nonfiction work “Salamander Literature.” “How you live is not only about your conscious experience, but your subconscious and unconscious experiences,” says Jillian Crocetta ’21, who explores this and other themes in “Salamander Literature,” which was published in the fall edition of Guesthouse

Trustee Bill Whitaker ’73, L.H.D. ’97 is the recipient of the Founders Award for Excellence in Journalism from the International Center for Journalists. Whitaker, an Emmy Award-winning correspondent on “60 Minutes,” received the ICFJ Founders Award for Excellence in Journalism for a lifetime commitment to the highest professional standards. The award honors a journalist who

Associate Professor of English Kathryn Cowles’ forthcoming manuscript is a 2021 Poetry Society of America award winner. Associate Professor of English Kathryn Cowles’ newest manuscript, a collection of poems titled Notes on the Imminent Art Show is the 2021 recipient of Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award from the Poetry Society of America. The Alice Fay Di

In Sins of the Fathers, the second in a planned trilogy of historical novels by Honorary Trustee Hebert J. Stern ’58, P’03, LL.D. ’74, Stern and co-author Alan A. Winter continue the story of Adolf Hitler’s political rise and the road to World War II. Bill Boyd reviews the new thriller below. Sins of the

In his new memoir, Peter Karp ’54 offers “an absorbing and moving account” of his wife’s unexpected battle with lung cancer. Mona Karp was a 57-year-old wife and mother of two when she was suddenly stricken with lung cancer. Her husband, Peter Karp ’54, has written a memoir dedicated to Mona’s memory and her struggle