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Randolph student wins best fiction writing award at international convention

Attending the Sigma Tau Delta International Conference were (from left) Elizabeth Dean '16, Lindsay Brents '16, Nikolas Oliver '16, Katy Boyer '16, Miranda Stumpf '16, and English professor Gary Dop.

A Randolph College senior received the top fiction writing award at the Sigma Tau Delta 2016 International Convention earlier this month. Lindsay Brents ’16 received first place in the convention’s fiction category and a cash prize of $600 for her entry, “Two Meditations on Motherhood.” One section of the piece is called “Contre Les Hommes,”... READ MORE >>

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 >>

Randolph announces recipients of 2016 National Gallery, London internships

Travis Byram '18 and Katya Schwab '17 will be interns at the National Gallery, London this summer.

Randolph College is pleased to announce that Katya Schwab ’17 and Travis Byram ’18 have been selected for internships this summer at the National Gallery, London. This prestigious opportunity is made possible through an academic partnership between the College and the National Gallery, London. Created in 2014, this partnership is the first of its kind... READ MORE >>

Randolph student selected for Phi Beta Kappa internship

Amelia Harrington '17

Amelia Harrington ’17 is one of 15 students from across the country who were selected for a spring internship with Phi Beta Kappa, one of the nation’s oldest and most recognized academic honor societies. As an intern for Phi Beta Kappa Society’s national office in Washington, D.C., Harrington will spend the next four months writing... 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 >>

Randolph English professor’s poem published in Blackbird magazine

Gary Dop

Randolph English professor Gary Dop’s new poem, “What Is It Like to Get Punched in the Face?” is featured in the fall 2015 edition of Virginia Commonwealth University’s award-winning literary and arts magazine, Blackbird. Dop has also recently been published in the Great Plains Quarterly, for which he wrote a review of Deep Map Country:... 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 >>