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The HWS Update

Award-winning American memoirist and fiction writer Lidia Yuknavitch will give a reading of her work in the Bartlett Theatre on Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m. As the 2019-2020 Trias Writer in Residence at HWS, she will also teach an advanced writing workshop and curate a series of readings by esteemed authors on campus. Based in Oregon, where she

Among more than 12,000 attendees, five members of the HWS community participated in the biggest literary conference in North America this spring to showcase HWS’ Seneca Review. The annual Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference was held in Portland, Oregon, representing more than 800 international presses, journals and literary organizations focused on contemporary literature. “It

In a New York Times Op-Ed published this month, Jessica Knoll ’06 writes about her experience with the wellness industry and what she describes as its toxic culture. Knoll is the New York Times best-selling author of Luckiest Girl Alive and The Favorite Sister and is working on her third novel. The article, “Smash the

Justin Torres, assistant professor of English at UCLA, visited campus in March as the Trias Spring Weeklong Writer in Residence. His short fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Tin House, The Washington Post, and Glimmer Train. His novel, We the Animals, has been translated into 15 languages. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop,

Executive Editor of The New Yorker and former Hobart and William Smith Colleges Trustee Dorothy H. Wickenden ’76, L.H.D. ’14 will deliver the 2019 Commencement address. “During her distinguished career, Dorothy Wickenden has demonstrated a diligence and fearlessness in pursuing important news that reflects the Colleges’ values of intellectual rigor, integrity and citizenship,” says Interim President

With the last week of classes fast approaching, students are excited to take part in the Center for Teaching and Learning’s Writers’ Block Party on Sunday, Dec. 9 from noon to midnight. This annual event, which began in December of 2014, gives students the opportunity to workshop their writing assignments with faculty, staff and Writing Fellows.

During her internship as a media planner with New York City-based Merkley+Partners, Madison Maher ’19 caught a glimpse into the world of advertising, and helped solidify her future career plans. “This internship was a crucial step in my job search process and post-graduation plans,” says Maher, who worked on the media planning team for Mercedes

Jessica Ramtahal ’20 released her first formal publication, daffodils in the garden on Amazon in July. The self-published book of poems speaks of the trauma that Ramtahal has faced and how she used the upheaval in her life as an inspiration. “daffodils in the garden is about my journey through trauma and all that comes

As Lifespan of a Fact continues its Broadway run, writer John D’Agata ’95 joins the HWS community for a pre-show reception on Friday, Nov. 16. A New York Times “Critic’s Pick,” the stage adaptation of the D’Agata’s 2012 book stars Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones and Bobby Cannavale. The play, which opened in October, dramatizes the

This fall, Hobart and William Smith Colleges welcome the 2018-19 Trias Writer-in-Residence, acclaimed professor, poet, award-winning translator and essayist Donald Revell. The author or translator of more than 20 books, Revell most recently wrote The English Boat and Drought-Adapted Vine. He will lead an advanced writing workshop and serve as a guide and mentor to