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Tabula Poetica Continues on Oct. 28 with Bin Ramke

October 10, 2014 by | News

Tabula Poetica’s Annual Poetry Reading Series continues on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 with poet Bin Ramke, (his first collection of poems, The Difference Between Night and Day, won the Yale Younger Poets Prize). Ramke’s talk will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the Wilkinson Chapel, Fish Interfaith Center, followed by a poetry reading at 4 p.m.

Making a Change, Being Involved: Life beyond the Campus, Nov. 3

October 10, 2014 by | News

Attention research students! On Monday, November 3, 2014 you’re invited to the first BURN workshop of the fall, Making a Change, Being Involved: Life beyond the Campus, at 12-1 p.m. in the Laura Scudder Conference Room, Roosevelt Hal 127 with Professors Jan Osborn and Morgan Read-Davidson. One of the life skills we gain at a

WordTheatre’s 2014 Fall Series Presents Authors Marisa Silver & Sarah Shun-lien Bynum

October 9, 2014 by | News

WordTheatre’s 2014 fall series at Chapman University brings America’s finest short story writers to Orange for celebrity and student performances.On Monday, October 27, Hollywood actors – Jason George and Catherine Dent, will bring to life acclaimed short stories by authors Marisa Silver (best known for her novel, Mary Coin, a New York Times Bestseller, published in 2013)

An Evening on the Rails: Oct. 13

October 6, 2014 by | News

Chapman Leatherby Libraries and the Department of English invite you to, An Evening on the Rails, featuring Professors Richard Bausch and Tom Zoellner on Monday, October 13, 2014 at 4 p.m. in Henley Reading Room, Leatherby Libraries, Second Floor. These two professors published books this year which described a particular stretch of rail in New

Fowles Center Presents: Lan Cao, Oct. 13

September 30, 2014 by | News

The John Fowles Literary Series launches this Fall with author Lan Cao on October 13, 2014 in Argyros Forum, 209 A at 7 p.m. John Fowles serves to promote and advance the discipline of creative writing in all its aspects: fiction, poetry, drama, creative non-fiction and film. About the Author: Professor Cao joins Fowler School

Professor Axelrod Publishes New Book

September 17, 2014 by | News

Mark Axelrod, Ph.D., professor of English and creative writing, has published his latest book, “No Symbols Where None Intended: Literary Essays from Laclos to Beckett” (Palgrave Pivot/MacMillan, August 2014). The essays use Nabokov’s stylistic approach to well-known texts (fiction, drama and criticism) as a point of departure. Notions of style and structure link the three

Upsetting Composition Commonplaces

September 15, 2014 by | English

My latest book, Upsetting Composition Commonplaces, was published this month by Utah State University Press. In the book, I try to “upset” some common misconceptions about student writing and about the teaching of college composition. For instance, I take on the cliche that effective student writing should be “clear”–not only is “clarity” rather meaningless (nearly

WordTheatre’s 2014 Fall Series Presents … Allan Gurganus

September 4, 2014 by | News

WordTheatre’s 2014 fall series at Chapman University brings America’s finest short story writers to Orange for celebrity and student performances. On Monday, September 22, Hollywood actors – Bruce Vilanch, Stephen Tobolowsky, Gethin Anthony and Chapman Theater Major, Morgan Lauff (’15), will bring to life acclaimed short stories by author Allan Gurganus (best known for his

Tabula Poetica Presents … Author Tess Taylor, Oct. 7

September 3, 2014 by | News

Anyone in the mood for some poetry? Tabula Poetica’s Annual Poetry Reading Series begins Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014 with Tess Taylor, author of Forage House. Tess’ talk will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the Wilkinson Chapel, Fish Interfaith Center, followed by a poetry reading at 4 p.m. in the Henley Reading Room. About the author:

Excellence in Journalism Day set Sept. 6

July 29, 2014 by | Events

Thirteen Pulitzer Prize winners, two Emmy-winning broadcasters, two New York Time best-selling nonfiction authors and a MacArthur “genius” grant recipient will provide inspiration and share their skills during a day of workshops hosted by the Chapman Journalism Program and Orange County Press Club. The conference is open to everyone. Fees are $25 for students and those