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Poet Erika Meitner to Give Poetry Reading at W&L

Erika Meitner

Author and poet Erika Meitner will be reading from her work at Washington and Lee University on Sept. 28 at 4:30 p.m. in the Hillel House Multipurpose Room (room 101).

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Nigel Smith, Princeton Literature Professor to Speak about John Milton at W&L

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Nigel Smith, the William and Annie S. Paton Foundation Professor of Ancient and Modern Literature at Princeton University, will give a lecture at Washington and Lee University on Sept. 22 at 5 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.

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Charles R. Johnson to Address Washington and Lee’s Opening Convocation

Dr. Charles Johnson (Photo credit: Zorn B. Taylor)

Charles R. Johnson, award-winning philosopher, novelist, essayist, short story writer, and scholar of black American literature and Buddhism, will address Washington and Lee University’s 2016 Fall Convocation at 5:30pm on Wednesday, September 7.

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W&L Student and Faculty Member Recognized at ODK National Convention

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Paqui Toscano, a member of Washington and Lee University’s class of 2017, has been named a national leader of the year by Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK), the national leadership honor society.

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Shenandoah Announces 2016 Prize Winners

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Shenandoah: the Washington and Lee University Literary Review has announced its annual prize winners for 2016. The volume 65 winner of the $1,000 James Boatwright Poetry Prize is David Wojahn, who teaches at Virginia Commonwealth University, for his poem “A Briefe Historie of the Noose in the Colonie of Virginia.”

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Ciao to Prizewinning Author Matthew Neill Null ’06

Matthew Null '06. Photo by Rebecca Gayle Howell.

Matthew Neill Null, a member of Washington and Lee University’s Class of 2006, will soon be practicing his craft — fiction writing — in Rome. Last month he won the Joseph Brodsky Rome Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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Shenandoah Announces Winner of 2016 Graybeal-Gowen Prize for Virginia Poets

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Jess Quinlan of Staunton, Virginia, is the winner of the annual Graybeal-Gowen Prize for Virginia Poets offered by Shenandoah: The Washington and Lee University Review for the best poem entered by a Virginia poet.

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Author and Musician Clyde Edgerton to Perform at Washington and Lee University

Clyde Edgerton

Author Clyde Edgerton, the Thomas S. Kenan III Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, will give a presentation at Washington and Lee University on May 12, at 4:30 p.m. in Northen Auditorium.

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Leyburn Library Presents Photographic Exhibit and Reception about “Ginsberg and Beat Fellows”

Poets Philip Whalen (left) and Allen Ginsberg at Ball's apartment, August 1971, San Francisco. Soon Allen would leave for Bangladesh, where he'd write "September on Jessore Road."

"Ginsberg and Beat Fellows: Photographs 1969-1997,” an exhibit of photographs taken by Gordon Ball, visiting associate professor of English, will be on display from May 4–July 13 in Leyburn Library’s Main Floor Exhibit Space at Washington and Lee University.

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Spotlight on Native American Writers

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Deborah Miranda, the John Lucian Smith Term Professor of English at Washington and Lee University, will moderate a discussion on Native American literature at the Library of Congress Poetry and Literature Center, in Washington, D.C., on May 10.

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