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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
As a writer traveling abroad, Masha Hamilton sees people’s needs. As a conscientious person, she does something about them, even if it’s not what she set out to do. Two non-profit organizations, the Camel Book Drive and the Afghan Women’s Writing Project, have resulted from this tendency of hers to act. The former supplies books [...]
Kelly Mosher says she developed a passion for teaching during high school when she volunteered at a local children’s museum and coached a youth cheerleading squad. Now a senior liberal studies major with a concentration in English and creative writing, she plans to earn her Master of Arts in Teaching from Sweet Briar in 2013. [...]