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Sweet Briar Creative Writing Conference kicks off March 21

Sweet Briar Creative Writing Conference kicks off March 21

| March 14, 2013

Participants are in for a special treat as Sweet Briar College hosts its fifth annual Creative Writing Conference for undergraduate students, March 21-24. The conference coincides with the College’s Julia B. Waxter Environmental Forum, which will host a reading and conversation with bestselling novelist Barbara Kingsolver Thursday night.

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BLUR adds music and technical theater

BLUR adds music and technical theater

| February 6, 2013

Sweet Briar College is taking applications for the third annual Blue Ridge Summer Institute for Young Artists, known as BLUR, which will be held June 16 through July 7 on its campus. For the first time, the camp will offer music and technical theater, in addition to theater, creative writing and visual arts.

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Award-winning author shares ‘Binocular Vision’

Award-winning author shares ‘Binocular Vision’

| February 6, 2013

Acclaimed short story writer Edith Pearlman will read from her latest book, “Binocular Vision: New and Selected Stories,” at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, in Pannell Gallery at Sweet Briar College.

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Science too cool not to share

Science too cool not to share

| December 7, 2012

Have you ever wondered where the bubbles in your pancakes come from? Or what makes apple cider go “bad”? Answers to these and other fun science questions can be found on Ashley Baker’s blog “Chemistry for Everyone.”

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College recognizes faculty accomplishments

College recognizes faculty accomplishments

| November 15, 2012

Sweet Briar professors are often praised for their excellence in teaching, but their commitment goes well beyond the classroom: They are also fully engaged in their disciplines as researchers, writers and artists.

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Poet returns to Sweet Briar

Poet returns to Sweet Briar

| October 15, 2012

Sweet Briar College will host a poetry reading by 2004 graduate CM Burroughs at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22 in Pannell Gallery. Her debut collection, “The Vital System,” was released in September.

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Reality poetry finds audience

Reality poetry finds audience

| October 9, 2012

Sweet Briar last reported on 2010 graduate Carina Finn when she was nominated for a 2012 Pushcart Prize. Now her first book of poetry, “My Life Is a Movie,” has sold out of its first run and gone into additional printings since its release in June.

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Award-winning poet visits Sweet Briar

Award-winning poet visits Sweet Briar

| September 20, 2012

Sweet Briar College will host a reading by nationally acclaimed poet Traci Brimhall at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26. in Pannell Gallery. The reading is free and open to the public.

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A young artists’ mecca in the making

A young artists’ mecca in the making

| June 4, 2012

Several arts camps are set to convene at Sweet Briar College in June and July as the Blue Ridge Summer Theatre Festival celebrates its fifth season. For the first time, the University of Virginia will hold its renowned Young Writers Workshop on Sweet Briar’s campus.

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Sweet Briar Celebrates 26th Annual Arts Day

Sweet Briar Celebrates 26th Annual Arts Day

| April 17, 2012

The 26th annual Arts Day will be held at Sweet Briar College on the morning of Friday, April 20. Shelbie Filson, who is organizing this year’s event, says the College is expecting 314 Amherst County fifth-grade students. Before attending workshops across campus, the students will eat breakfast in Prothro Dining Hall beginning at 9:15 a.m. [...]

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