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This summer, Emma Consoli ’20 is combining her interests in publishing with her passion for non-profit work as an intern with Kiwimbi International, a charity focused on supporting educational resources in rural Kenya. Both Janet Selover Wulster ’72 and former HWS Trustee Carol Ulmer ’72 serve on the organization’s board. While working remotely, Consoli’s main

The Likely World, the first novel by Professor of English Melanie Conroy-Goldman, is featured in the July/August 2020 issue of Vanity Fair magazine. In the magazine, Lysley Tenorio, author of the novel The Son of Good Fortune, recommends The Likely World, writing: “A woman’s addiction to a short-term-memory-erasing drug is at the center of Conroy-Goldman’s

Alan Snel ’83 describes himself as “a journalist on wheels.” For 37 years, he’s been exploring the United States from the seat of his bicycle, meeting people and taking notes. Now he’s collected more than 40 stories from his travels and published them in a book called Bicycle Man. While collecting stories has been Snel’s

Writer, teacher and community builder Carrie Lenarcic Firestone ’92 has agreed to host a virtual author talk for the Hobart and William Smith community. The general writing discussion will be followed by a 30-minute “ask me anything” conversation about writing and publishing. The date will be set shortly. Firestone is the author of the acclaimed young adult novels The

A new poem by Daniel Schonning ’16 will appear in the June issue of Poetry, the Poetry Foundation magazine that has featured work by renowned writers such as T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Carl Sandburg, Wallace Stevens and William Carlos Williams. Schonning’s poem is one of around 50 he has assembled into a collection for his

A new book from Etruscan Press puts the work of three poets, including Visiting Assistant Professor of Africana Studies James McCorkle ’76, in conversation with one another. In Triptych, which will be published May 5, McCorkle’s In Time appears alongside The Three-Legged World by Peter Grandbois and Orpheus & Echo by Robert Miltner. Each book, the publisher

While studying the political history of Vietnam, Tolulope Arasanyin ’21 focused her abroad experience on a project that allowed her to interview people who had experienced the move from colonialism to Communism. Her project “Humans of Hanoi: From Colonialism to Communism,” funded by a Student International Initiative Fund (SIIF) grant awarded by HWS’ Center for

Buffalo’s Lawley Insurance Company is the location for an ongoing mini-reunion of HWS alums, says Megan Rechin ’11, the agency’s creative marketing specialist. Rechin does not shy away from talking about her time at the Colleges—she still proudly carries her William Smith lanyard with her—so perhaps it’s not surprising that she discovered two other HWS

The 2019-20 Trias Writing Series kicked off on Sept. 17 with a reading by Writer in Residence Lidia Yuknavitch at Bartlett Theatre. Professor of English Melanie Conroy Goldman Hamilton introduced Yuknavitch to the crowd, which included students studying with Yuknavitch this semester. Hamilton noted that professional critics “come across collectively as dumbstruck, awed, overwhelmed” by

Award-winning poet Michael Hettich ’75 is out with a new collection of poetry called To Start an Orchard, published by Press 53. Poetry East editor and poet Richard Jones calls Hettich “one of our best and most necessary poets” and describes To Start an Orchard as “a call to arms, demanding consciousness, responsibility and love.”