Writer Rebecca Skloot spent time answering questions for a roomful of students, faculty and staff at Sweet Briar on Monday afternoon, just a few hours ahead of her scheduled public lecture in Murchison Lane Auditorium on Nov. 8. She is the author of the best-selling “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.”
Sweet Briar College students Sarah Strapp and Laura Dietrich were recognized recently as winners of the College’s annual Nicole Basbanes Student Book Collecting Contest.
Sweet Briar College’s International Writers Series concludes Thursday, April 23 with Bulgarian writer Dimiter Kenarov.
Sweet Briar College’s International Writers Series continues with Indian novelist Manil Suri. Suri will lecture on Wednesday, April 15 and read from his work on Thursday, April 16.
In his 1981 book, “Shock Value: A Tasteful Book about Bad Taste,” Baltimore filmmaker John Waters writes, “To me, bad taste is what entertainment is all about. If someone vomits watching one of my films, it’s like getting a standing ovation.”
Sweet Briar College’s inaugural undergraduate Creative Writing Conference will be held Thursday through Sunday, March 5 through 8 at the Florence Elston Inn & Conference Center.
Sweet Briar College’s International Writers Series continues with Chinese poet Zhang Er. Er will lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 11 and read from her work on Thursday, Feb. 12. Both events begin at 8 p.m. in Memorial Chapel and admission is free. Er is the author of several books of poetry, including “Seen, Unseen,” “Water Words” and “Because of the Mountain.” She also has six chapbooks in English translation: “Winter Garden,” “Verses on Bird,” “The Autumn of Gu Yao,” “Pick Lotus,” “Carved Water” and “Sight Progress.”
David Griffith, assistant professor of English at Sweet Briar College, will read from his book, “A Good War is Hard to Find: The Art of Violence in America” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11 at the Firehouse Art Gallery in Lynchburg. Griffith also will lecture on the potential for collaboration between writers and visual artists [...]
Sweet Briar College’s International Writers Series continues Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 8 and 9 with Yiyun Li, author of the award-winning short story collection “A Thousand Years of Good Prayers.” Li, who won the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, the PEN/Hemingway Award, the Guardian First Book Award and the California Book Award for first fiction, will lecture on Oct. 8 and read from her most recent work on Oct. 9. Both events begin at 8 p.m. in Memorial Chapel and admission is free.
The Sweet Briar community was saddened to learn of the death of Karl Tamburr on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008. Tamburr, 60, was a professor of English at the College for 33 years. He died after a brief illness.