creative writing

Randolph English professor disconnects as part of alumna-sponsored fellowship

Laura-Gray Street

A two-week creative writing fellowship recently sent a Randolph English professor off the grid. Laura-Gray Street was recently awarded a Garland Distinguished Fellowship, which allowed her to attend a two-week creative writing retreat at the Hambidge Creative Residency Center in rural Georgia. Street, who is on sabbatical, said the experience helped her find inspiration for... READ MORE >>

Five Randolph students selected to present writing at Sigma Tau Delta International Conference

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Five Randolph College students have been selected to present their writing at the annual conference of Sigma Tau Delta, the world’s largest English honor society. The conference, which takes place in March 2016, is typically attended by colleges much larger than Randolph, and in many cases, Randolph had more students accepted to present their work,... READ MORE >>

Students prepare for National Novel Writing Month

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On Sunday, several Randolph students will brew large pots of coffee, grab their laptops, and begin the ambitious project of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 p.m. on November 31. The creative writing students are participating in National Novel Writing Month (also called NaNoWriMo), which is held by a nonprofit of the same name. NaNoWriMo... READ MORE >>

College writing community celebrates launch of The Jack’s 2015 issue

Celebrate The Jack - October 27, 2015

Randolph students and faculty gathered Tuesday evening to celebrate the launch of the College’s literary magazine, The Jack. The event, held at the student-run Red Door Café, featured special awards as well as plenty of hot drinks and sweet, locally made treats. Published annually since 2010, The Jack showcases Randolph’s award-winning papers and lists students... READ MORE >>

Randolph English professor discusses writing in different stages of life at Bay Path University

Bunny Goodjohn

Randolph English professor Bunny Goodjohn was a panel speaker at Bay Path University’s Writers’ Day, where she spoke about the shift from writing as a “hobby” to a serious endeavor between different stages in her life. She weighed in on current literary culture and its inclusion (or lack thereof) of “late life” writers—particularly women. Goodjohn... READ MORE >>

Randolph to celebrate National Novel Writing Month with Creative Writing Café

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Randolph’s Creative Writing Club and Writing Lab are partnering to host a workshop October 23 designed to teach and enhance novel writing and storytelling skills. In celebration of National Novel Writing Month, the Creative Writing Café will consist of five workshop sessions focused on the various aspects of writing a novel. The workshops are: Plot,... READ MORE >>

Gary Dop has poems published in [Pank]

Gary Dop

Three poems written by a Randolph English professor will be published in [Pank], a magazine produced by a nonprofit literary arts collective that strives to publish the “brightest and most promising writers for the most adventurous readers.” Gary Dop’s work includes one poem, “Microfiche,” which was written in Lipscomb Library at the end of the... READ MORE >>

Professor reads from first book of poetry, Father, Child, Water

Gary Dop

When Gary Dop finally saw the cover of his first book, Father, Child, Water, he felt an immediate sense of relief. Dop , a Randolph English professor, remembers standing frozen in his office, looked at the beautiful illustration that had just popped up on the screen. “I felt like it’s finally complete,” he said. Father,... READ MORE >>

Visiting writer to read poetry at Maier Museum

Ted and Anne Deppe

Anne Spencer Visiting Writer Ted Deppe will conduct a poetry reading at the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College on Wednesday, March 25, at 8 p.m. His wife, Anne Depp is also a poet and will present her work at the reading. The event will include both old and new works crafted by the... READ MORE >>

Randolph students selected to present writing at English honor society convention

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Six Randolph College students will present their writing in March at the annual convention of Sigma Tau Delta, the world’s largest English honor society.... READ MORE >>