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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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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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Professor maps NYC landscape for honors course

Professor maps NYC landscape for honors course

| January 11, 2013

Cheryl Mares, Sara Shallenberger Brown Professor of English, spent the past week in New York City to prepare for a special honors class this spring.

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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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Love of liberal arts drives professors’ donation

Love of liberal arts drives professors’ donation

| May 17, 2012

Retired Sweet Briar professors Sue and Lee Piepho recently committed to a bequest of $1.5 million to the College. The endowed fund will support programs and facilities that have been part of the Piephos’ lives here for more than 40 years.

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Nine Honors Summer Research Fellows Named

| May 7, 2012

The Sweet Briar Honors Program has announced the 2012 Honors Summer Research fellows.

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Fairy Tale Expert to Speak on Hunger Games

| April 24, 2012

Sweet Briar College will present “From Hunger Narratives to Hunger Games: Fairy-tale Tricksters,” a talk by renowned fairy tale scholar Maria Tatar, at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 26, in the Boxwood Room at the Elston Inn Conference Center. The event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by Sweet Briar’s Lectures and [...]

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Lecture Features ‘Shakespeare’s Sisters’

Lecture Features ‘Shakespeare’s Sisters’

| April 11, 2012

Sweet Briar alumna Diana Maury Robin ’57 will present this year’s Gerhard Masur Memorial Lecture at 8 p.m. Friday, April 13, in the Wailes Center. “Shakespeare’s Sisters: Voices of Italian Women Writers in England, 1500-1820” is sponsored by Sweet Briar College Friends of the Library. The talk is free and open to the public. Robin [...]

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