creative writing

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 >>

Creative writing and social activism meet in upcoming lecture

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Author Corban Addison will give a public lecture at Randolph College on Monday, Dec. 1, from 7 – 8 p.m in Nichols Theatre.... READ MORE >>

Randolph professor has new books coming soon

Photo of Bunny Goodjohn

Bunny Goodjohn ’04, director of the Randolph College Writing Center and an English professor, will publish two books in the coming year—a prize-winning poetry collection and her second novel.... READ MORE >>

Kelley Swain ’07 publishes three books in 2014

Kelley Swain

Behind Randolph’s Red Brick Wall, Kelley Swain ’07 pushed pens and critiqued poetry with the writing group “the Quill Drivers.” Now across the Atlantic Ocean, she continues her prolific writing. In fact, the London author is publishing three books this year. photo credit: Marcos Avlonitis In March, Valley Press published Opera di Cera, a poetry... READ MORE >>

Randolph junior becomes poetry contest finalist, gets poem published

Hannah Cohen

During its 50-year history, december magazine has published the early works of authors like short story writer Raymond Carver, the novelist Rita Mae Brown, five United States poet laureates, and six Pulitzer Prize winners. Hannah Cohen ’15 is happy to find herself in such good company. “Filter,” a poem that Cohen wrote for a creative... READ MORE >>