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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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Creative Writers Gather at Sweet Briar for Annual Conference

Creative Writers Gather at Sweet Briar for Annual Conference

| March 14, 2012

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 [...]

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‘A Writer’s Gotta Have Nerve’

‘A Writer’s Gotta Have Nerve’

| March 13, 2012

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 [...]

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Iranian Writer Shares Bestselling Memoir at SBC

Iranian Writer Shares Bestselling Memoir at SBC

| February 28, 2012

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 [...]

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A Writer’s Gift Speaks Volumes

A Writer’s Gift Speaks Volumes

| October 25, 2011

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 [...]

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Teaching in Fiji

Teaching in Fiji

| September 7, 2011

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. [...]

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Young Artists Set to Wrap BLUR Debut

Young Artists Set to Wrap BLUR Debut

| July 7, 2011

On July 9, 26 high school students representing 13 states will say goodbye after spending three weeks together — three intensive weeks among kindred spirits at Sweet Briar College’s first Blue Ridge Summer Institute for Young Artists. The residential program was held on the College’s 3,250-acre campus, where in their free time participants could take [...]

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Junior is Indonesia Bound for Summer Internship

Junior is Indonesia Bound for Summer Internship

| April 29, 2011

Sweet Briar College junior Corinne Adams of Acton, Mass., is preparing to spend her summer helping to prevent domestic violence as an intern at a women’s crisis center in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Adams, who is majoring in English and creative writing with a minor in government, won the competitive grant from the Freeman Indonesian Non-profit Internship [...]

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Community Hits the Hardwoods for Habitat

| April 15, 2011

On Sunday, April 3, students in Sweet Briar’s business management lab hosted the Hoops for Habitat 3v3 Basketball Tournament at the College’s Fitness and Athletics Center to raise money for Amherst County Habitat for Humanity. Many hours went into planning the tournament, which raised $672. Fifteen teams of either three or four people participated and [...]

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Students spend time with best-selling author for Q&A

Students spend time with best-selling author for Q&A

| November 9, 2010

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.”

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