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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

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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

Deborah Miranda

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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Richmond Dance Festival Features Work Choreography by Davies, Inspired by Keen

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A dance choreographed by Jenefer Davies, associate professor of dance/theater, will be performed at the Richmond Dance Festival (RDF) this weekend and will include two W&L student dancers.

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Pasquale Toscano Awarded Beinecke Scholarship for Graduate Study

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Pasquale S. Toscano, of Kettering, Ohio, an English and classics double major at Washington and Lee University, has been awarded a Beinecke Scholarship for graduate study.

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Staniar Gallery Presents “Shakespeare's England”

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To commemorate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, Washington and Lee University’s Staniar Gallery, in conjunction with the Departments of English, History, and Art and Art History, will present an exhibition of original prints and reproductions from the collection of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington.

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