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.
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. [...]
Sweet Briar will host its fourth annual Creative Writing Conference from March 22-25. Featuring public readings and craft talks by visiting writers, as well as workshops for participating undergraduate students from various states, it is distinct among writing conferences of its kind in the country. This year, Sweet Briar is expecting a total of 70 [...]
Since graduating from Sweet Briar five years ago with a degree in English and creative writing, Shavonne Wei-Ming Clarke ’07 has made quite a name for herself. Last fall, her short story “Third Wife” was published in the Bellevue Literary Review and nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Set in Singapore, the narrative pays homage to [...]
Iranian-born writer Jasmin Darznik will read from her book, “The Good Daughter: A Memoir of my Mother’s Hidden Life,” at 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 5, in the Browsing Room at Cochran Library. The reading is free and open to the public. Darznik, who lives in Charlottesville and teaches English and creative writing at Washington and [...]
Initiated in 2008, Sweet Briar’s Fringe Festival is all about bringing people together to appreciate the arts, from the traditional and serious to the offbeat and funny. This year’s lineup boasts a colorful mix of art exhibits and performances centered on the College’s unique “landscape for learning.” The Fringe Festival will be held Thursday, Feb. [...]
Sweet Briar College is taking applications for The Blue Ridge Summer Institute for Young Artists, known as BLUR, which will be held June 17 through July 8 on its Amherst County, Va., campus. Launched for the first time in June 2011, BLUR is a new kind of residential arts camp for high school students interested [...]