Student Spotlight: Glynis Boyd Hughes

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Student Spotlight: Glynis Boyd Hughes

Glynis Boyd Hughes is an undergraduate student at VCU majoring in English and minoring in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies after pursuing a social work career that began in 1997. Her love of language, books, and her belief that the English language fosters communication and understanding are the key reasons she returned to VCU. A […]

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Levis Reading Prize

Monday, October 8 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. VCU Cabell Library Third Floor Lecture Hall The Levis Reading Prize is presented on behalf of VCU’s M.F.A. in Creative Writing Program. Sponsors include the VCU Department of English, the VCU Libraries, Barnes & Noble @ VCU and the VCU College of Humanities and Sciences, with additional […]

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Cabell First Novelist Award

Tuesday, November 6 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. VCU Cabell Library Third Floor Lecture Hall The Cabell First Novelist Award is presented on behalf of VCU’s M.F.A. in Creative Writing Program. Sponsors include the James Branch Cabell Library Associates, VCU Libraries, the VCU Department of English, Barnes & Noble @ VCU and the VCU College […]

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‘Writing Your Way Out’ Graduation Ceremony

Thursday, December 6, 2018 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Academic Learning Center, Room 2201 This is a very special graduation ceremony for people who were given a second chance: instead of incarceration, ten low-level offenders in Richmond were diverted to campus to join Writing Your Way Out: A Criminal Justice Diversion Program, a partnership between […]

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Book Collecting Contest Winners Honored

The Department of English’s inaugural Book Collecting Contest presented awards May 3 to two recipients. The contest recognizes VCU students who have developed a  thoughtful and purposeful collection of books, manuscripts or other material textual works. Honorees submitted a proposal that explained their collections. A panel of judges evaluated the concept, scope and rationale. The winner […]

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Calling All Student Book Collectors

Submissions Open for VCU’s Book Collecting Contest Are you a bookworm? A spine fondler? A page sniffer? Then you may just have what it takes to win a hundred dollars! VCU is hosting a Student Book Collecting Contest this year, sponsored by the Department of English, James Branch Cabell Library, and Black Swan Books. One […]

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Researched Creative Writing at VCU

Write What You Know, Research What You Don’t; How Researched Creative Writing is Taught and Practiced at VCU “A river, amber-tinted in the shadow of its banks, purled at the army’s feet; and at night, when the stream had become of a sorrowful blackness, one could see across it the red, eyelike gleam of hostile […]

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MATX Doctoral Program Emphasizes Innovative Interdisciplinary Research

Michael Means is a doctoral student in the Media, Art, and Text (MATX) doctoral program at VCU. His dissertation, Adaptive Acts: Queer Voices and Radical Adaptation in Ethnic American Literary and Visual Culture, examines adaptation as a method of cultural engagement. Means investigates literature-to-film and literature-to-stage adaptations of Native American, African American, and Asian American […]

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Historic Slave Manuscript Revived and Digitized

Fields Cook was born into slavery on a Virginia plantation in 1817, and though he died over a hundred years ago, his life and most intimate thoughts survive and were recently revived. A Scetch of My Own Life by Fields Cook is one of the few, if only, surviving manuscripts written by a slave before […]

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David Wojahn shares insights into his latest collection, ‘For the Scribe’

By Megan Schiffres David Wojahn, an award-winning poet who teaches poetry and writing as a professor in the Department of English, is the author of nine poetry collections, including his most recent work, “For the Scribe” (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2017), which continues Wojahn’s explorations of the interstices between the public and the private, the […]

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