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Congratulations 2011 VCU Graduates!

Spring 2011 Commencement Ceremonies will be held on Saturday, May 21.  For more on all things commencement, see the Commencement Website. The College of Humanities and Sciences will host a reception (cookies and punch) for our graduates from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM in the University Student Commons, Virginia Rooms, 2nd Floor. College of Humanities and […]

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Visiting Writers Series: Robert Olen Butler to Read April 7

Award-winning fiction writer Robert Olen Butler will read on Thursday, April 7.  The reading, part of the VCU Visiting Writers Series, will take place at 8 pm in the Richmond Salons, University Student Commons. Butler has published eleven novels: The Alleys of Eden, Sun Dogs, Countrymen of Bones, On Distant Ground, Wabash, The Deuce, They Whisper, […]

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2nd Annual Southern Film Festival presents “Screening Southern Literature”

The Southern Film Festival will take place on Friday and Saturday, February 25 and 26, at the Grace Street Theater at 934 W. Grace Street. Six films will be screened: Wise Blood (1979) In This Our Life (1942) The Story of Temple Drake (1933) The Color Purple (1985) A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) To Kill […]

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Visiting Writers Series: Acclaimed Poets Jean Valentine & Kathleen Graber Read at VCU January 27

Award-winning poets Jean Valentine and Kathleen Graber will give a reading at VCU on Thursday, January 27, at 8 pm in the Harris Hall Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. Jean Valentine won the Yale Younger Poets Award for her first book, Dream Barker, in 1965. Her eleventh book of poetry is Break […]

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VCU Cabell First Novelist Festival Honors 2010 Winner Victor Lodato

This year’s VCU Cabell First Novelist Festival takes place today, with a question & answer session at 2 pm in Cabell Library’s fourth floor Cabell Room, followed by a reading and panel discussion with Lodato, his agent and his editor this evening. The reading and panel discussion takes place tonight in the Singleton Center at 7 […]

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Graber named National Book Award Finalist

From the VCU News Service: Kathleen Graber, an assistant professor in English who teaches in the creative writing program at VCU, has enjoyed a remarkable rise in her chosen pursuit. She has received an M.F.A. from New York University, held prestigious fellowships, seen her work published in the New Yorker and the American Poetry Review, […]

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Three-Day Poetry Celebration Honors Larry Levis

The Grace Street Theatre was crowded for three nights running with people who wanted to hear poetry.  An average of 183 people came to each evening event, including a standing-room only crowd to hear  a keynote reading by Philip Levine, Larry Levis’s literary friend and former teacher. Honoring the life and writing of poet Larry […]

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MATX PhD program hoods its first graduate

Norah Lind will be the first graduate of VCU’s Media, Art, and Text program when she receives her PhD on Saturday, May 22.  She is a member of the first MATX PhD class who started their coursework in August 2006. Designed to meet the practical, intellectual, and theoretical challenges posed by today’s multimedia environment., the […]

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Blackbird story featured in Best of Web anthology

Blackbird is an award-winning online journal published as a joint effort between the VCU Department of English and the New Virginia Review.  Two issues of outstanding creative writing, art and new media work are “published” each year, as well as periodic special features. Recently author Christine Schutt‘s story “The Girl Needs to be Kissed” was selected […]

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