Seth Clabough wasn’t thrilled when he realized the hero of his novel was completely obsessed with quantum physics. It meant he had to do a bunch of research.
Sweet Briar students and other fans of Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Jane Smiley glimpsed the spirit of a writer yesterday evening in the College’s Memorial Chapel — along with sneak previews of not one but two of her forthcoming novels.
Martha Woodroof will be on campus Oct. 9 for a reading and book signing — one of a dozen upcoming events that include lectures, musical performances, arts shows, a 19th-century cooking demonstration, and the ever-popular annual Cardboard Boat Regatta brought to you by the students of ENG 110 — Designing Our World.
The author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “A Thousand Acres” will appear at Sweet Briar College at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, in Memorial Chapel.
Seth Clabough, director of Sweet Briar’s Academic Resource Center and an assistant professor of English, will travel to Nuremberg, Germany, in May to present his paper “Quantum Novels: Theoretical Physics and the Art of Writing” at a first-of-its-kind conference.
Sweet Briar will host its sixth annual Creative Writing Conference for undergraduate students April 3-6 in the College’s Elston Inn Conference Center.