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Habitually successful writer shares insights

Habitually successful writer shares insights

| September 18, 2014

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.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist to speak at Sweet Briar

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist to speak at Sweet Briar

| September 5, 2014

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.

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Clabough crosses borders and boundaries at ELINAS

Clabough crosses borders and boundaries at ELINAS

| May 27, 2014

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.

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Lee Piepho, longtime English professor, dies

Lee Piepho, longtime English professor, dies

| December 20, 2013

Sweet Briar College is mourning the loss of a beloved community member, Edward Lee Piepho, who died Dec. 18, 2013, at his home. He was 71.

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Students get a glimpse of film history

Students get a glimpse of film history

| October 21, 2013

The lights of the giant chandelier dimmed as the Mighty Wurlitzer’s eerie tremor flooded the hall and the organist at its console rose from beneath the stage. The performance was a special concert for Marcia Robertson and Bradley Reichek’s honors class at Richmond’s Byrd Theatre Friday afternoon.

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A young talent to watch

A young talent to watch

| September 30, 2013

Sweet Briar’s 2013-2014 Writers Series will continue with a reading by Leslie Jamison at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, in the Browsing Room at Mary Helen Cochran Library.

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Boeschenstein kicks off Writers Series

Boeschenstein kicks off Writers Series

| September 10, 2013

The 2013-2014 Writers Series at Sweet Briar College will open with a reading by visiting assistant professor of creative writing Nell Boeschenstein at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, in the Browsing Room in Mary Helen Cochran Library.

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Scholarship not all work and no swordplay

Scholarship not all work and no swordplay

| July 25, 2013

Sweet Briar’s Anne Gary Pannell Merit Scholarship lets exceptional first-year students spend their sophomore year exploring something that really interests them — something beyond their normal academic responsibilities, just because they want to know about it.

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Arts boom as UVa’s Young Writers take residence

Arts boom as UVa’s Young Writers take residence

| June 14, 2013

Sweet Briar College will welcome back the University of Virginia’s renowned Young Writers Workshop for its second year in residence on campus this summer.

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Griffith named Mullin Scholar

Griffith named Mullin Scholar

| June 4, 2013

The Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies at the University of Southern California has selected Sweet Briar assistant professor of English David Griffith as a Generations in Dialogue, or GID, scholar. He is one of six young academics chosen from among 121 applicants.

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