Offering literary study and creative writing

Literature

 Since we cannot separate language or literature from their cultural and intellectual contexts, the literature component of the English major at Franklin & Marshall offers a substantial historical base, with core courses on topics in the traditional periods of British and American literature.

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Creative Writing

 The track in creative writing joins the passion for language and imaginative writing with the study of literature. It is built upon the premise that reading widely and deeply in literature, including contemporary literature, is essential to becoming a skilled creative writer: in other words, that the best writers are also avid, engaged readers.

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The Pulse

 
September 05
event 9/5/2017

Writers House Welcome Back Party & Open Mic

Writers House Reading Room

Celebrate the beginning of a new school year with lots of food, friendship, and an Open Mic! 

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September 13
event 9/13/2017

Q & A with Emily St. John Mandel

Writers House Reading Room

Emily St. John Mandel is the author of four novels, most recently Station Eleven, which was a...

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September 20
event 9/20/2017

Writers House September Community Meeting

Writers House Reading Room

Commune meetings at the Writers House bring students, staff and faculty together to imagine and...

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September 27
event 9/27/2017

Craft Talk with Phoebe Lapine

Writers House Reading Room

Phoebe Lapine is a food and health writer, gluten-free chef, wellness personality, culinary...

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October 18
event 10/18/2017

Writers House October Community Meeting

Writers House Reading Room

Commune meetings at the Writers House bring students, staff and faculty together to imagine and...

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October 19
event 10/19/2017

Craft Workshop with Kimberly Dark

Writers House Reading Room

Kimberly Dark is a writer, storyteller and speaker who helps audiences discover that we are...

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Story 6/23/2017

Off-Campus Study: Teresa Chappell '18

Creative Writing, French double major and Chinese minor studies in Hangzhou, China.

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Story 5/2/2017

Senior Spotlight: Embracing the Importance of Community

"My most memorable time at F&M was when I had the honor of bringing Mark Charles to campus to speak at Common Hour. " As they prepare for their May 13 Commencement Ceremony, Franklin & Marshall...

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Story 4/20/2017

2017 William Uhler Hensel Senior Prize

The 2017 William Uhler Hensel Senior Prize winner is Lucy Kirkman '17.  Her winning essay is titled "The Entangled Self in Henry James's 'The Portrait of a Lady' and 'The Golden Bowl'".

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Story 4/20/2017

The 2017 Academy of American Poets Poetry Prize

The 2017 Academy of American Poets Poetry Prize winner is Terrence Dalton '18. His winning poem is titled "Day 1:". 

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Story 4/19/2017

The 2017 Jerome Irving Bank Memorial Short Story Prize

The 2017 Jerome Irving Bank Memorial Short Story Prize winner is Clarissa Grunwald '17.  Teresa Norman '19 and Shristi Uprety '17 were selected as runners-up.  

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Story 4/19/2017

2017 Alice and Ray Drum British Isles Summer Travel Award

The 2017 Alice and Ray Drum British Isles Summer Travel Award winner is Alison Shockley '19.  The title of Alison's project is "Immersion into the Poetry of Yeats:; A Journey in Ireland". 

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Story 4/18/2017

A break for book-making

In late March, Professor Goldberg's Literary Theory class took a break from reading books, discussing books, and analyzing books. Instead, they spent an hour at Shad-Fac library making books. 

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Story 4/4/2017

Four New Faces, and One Familiar One at 2017 Emerging...

In a typical year, the Emerging Writers Festival (EWF) welcomes five fresh faces to the Franklin & Marshall College campus for three days of dialogue about the art and craft of writing. This year is...

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Story 2/9/2017

Editor Discusses Literary Translation at Writers House Craft...

Ann Goldstein, editor for The New Yorker magazine and celebrated Italian translator, met with students Feb. 8 at Franklin & Marshall College’s Philadelphia Alumni Writers House for an afternoon...

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Story 11/2/2016

Novelist Chang-rae Lee Nurtures Heart in the Darkness

Novelist Chang-rae Lee, the 2016–17 Hausman Lecturer, visits Franklin & Marshall College Nov. 9 to talk about his novels and the process that drives his writing.

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