English

Accomplished fiction/non-fiction writer joins M.F.A. core faculty

Anjali Sachdeva (Photo by Becky Thurner Braddock)

Anjali Sachdeva is the newest addition to Randolph College’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program. Her first collection of stories, All the Names They Used for God, was named a must-read book for 2018 by Elle and AM New York.... READ MORE >>

Next Visiting Writers series event to feature Randolph’s creative writing faculty

Gary Dop and Laura-Gray Street

English and creative writing professors, Gary Dop and Laura-Gray Street will read from their latest works at 8 p.m. in the Alice Ashley Jack Room inside Smith Memorial Building.... READ MORE >>

Ukuleles and a bearded dragon are essential to the creative process

English professor Laura-Gray Street, Celina Matthews '19, and Elsker look through some of the submitted poetry and artwork for their project.

If you walk up to the fourth floor of Smith Hall this summer, you might hear the sound of music coming from English professor Laura-Gray Street’s office. And if you enter, you’ll probably find Street and Celina Matthews ’19 strumming ukuleles while a bearded dragon named Elsker watches intently from her perch on Matthews’s shoulder.... READ MORE >>

Randolph presents 2018 Academic and Leadership Awards

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Randolph College presented numerous  students on Wednesday with academic and leadership awards. The annual Academic and Leadership Awards ceremony honors students who excelled in their academic performance as well as demonstrated leadership at the College. Academic Awards Art and Art History Rachel Trexler Ellis ’44 Art Prize for Excellence: Morgan Osburn and Stacey Samuels Best... READ MORE >>

Code Girls Declassified: Dorothy Braden Bruce ’42 can finally reveal her secrets as a WWII codebreaker

Dorothy Braden Bruce ‘42 holds a copy of the recently released book that details her previously top secret experiences as a WWII codebreaker for the U.S. Army.

Alumna’s role in top secret military program finally revealed Dorothy Braden Bruce ’42 was one of the first to learn that the Japanese had surrendered and World War II was over—she even knew before President Harry Truman. But for 70 years, she and the rest of a top secret group of women recruited by the... READ MORE >>

Randolph English major wins second place for essays at national convention

Miranda Hudson '18

Miranda Hudson ’18 recently won second place in the creative nonfiction category for her essays at the 2018 Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society Convention, held in Cincinnati, Ohio. Hudson’s award-winning piece, “Orokomono,” was a moving essay about her journey to uncover stories of her Taiwanese grandmother. It sprung from the death of her... READ MORE >>

Randolph student spends spring break studying original works by Hemingway

Alison Hyler '18 goes through the archives at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.

Alison Hyler ’18 used her spring break to visit Boston, Massachusetts and research one of history’s most famous authors in the archives of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. An English literature major and aspiring English teacher, Hyler is writing a paper that details her pedagogy plan, which explains how she would teach... READ MORE >>

Pulitzer Prize winner to kick off Randolph’s first M.F.A. residency

Gregory Pardlo

Randolph’s new M.F.A. in creative writing program will celebrate the beginning of its inaugural residency this summer with a Pulitzer Prize winning author. Gregory Pardlo will meet with M.F.A. students this summer. Pardlo’s poetry collection, Digest, won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. He has also been selected for fellowships with the Guggenheim Foundation, the... READ MORE >>

Professor Laura-Gray Street publishes chapbook of poems

Laura-Gray Street

Randolph English professor Laura-Gray Street recently published a collection of poems in the chapbook, Shift Work. Printed by Red bird Chapbooks, the publication explores the often overlooked role of women and femininity in the historical struggle for dignity in work. In addition to her writing accomplishments, last fall Street received Randolph’s Kathryn Graves Davidson Service... READ MORE >>

MFA program adds New York Times best-selling author to faculty

Erika L. Sánchez (Photo by Robyn Lindemann)

Randolph College’s new M.F.A. in creative writing program has added yet another nationally recognized and multi-genre author to its faculty. Erika L. Sánchez, a renowned and bestselling poet, novelist, and essayist from Chicago, joins the already stellar lineup. Sánchez’s debut poetry collection, Lessons on Expulsion, was published by Graywolf Press in July 2017, and her... READ MORE >>