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  • Portrait of Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
    The editors of the New York Times Book Review have announced their 100 Notable Books list for 2018, and, unsurprisingly, it is filled with National Book Award winners, Pulitzer Prize finalists, and many other renowned writers — including one who is familiar to the Colgate community. Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, dubbed by the Times as “a new […]
    December 11, 2018
  • Patti Smith performs in the Colgate Memorial Chapel during Living Writers 2018 and Bicentennial Kickoff Weekend
    Colgate community members preparing for the university’s Bicentennial kickoff enjoyed a legendary opening act on September 20. Patti Smith, award-winning singer-songwriter and author, launched the weekend with music and readings through the Living Writers series.
    October 2, 2018
  • Author Viet Thanh Nguyen with members of the Colgate community following his 2018 Living Writers presentation
    When Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen kicked off Colgate’s 2018 Living Writers series on Sept. 13, his talk in Memorial Chapel focused less on the specifics of his award-winning short story collection, The Refugees, and more on its implications.
    September 20, 2018
  • Peter Balakian teaches an advanced writing class at Colgate.
    Living Writers — one of Colgate’s most popular courses, both on campus and in the wider Colgate community — featured Pulitzer Prize-winning professor Peter Balakian as part of inauguration week festivities at Colgate. Balakian, the Donald M. and Constance H. Rebar Professor in humanities, professor of English, and director of creative writing at Colgate, won the […]
    September 30, 2016
  • Assorted books
    Living Writers — one of Colgate’s most popular courses, both on campus and in the wider Colgate community — will return with a new focus next week. Led by English professor Jennifer Brice, the class will feature conversations with authors from a wide range of genres, including journalism and poetry, cartoons and novels, as well as memoirs and short stories. Online, […]
    August 30, 2016
  • Jonathan Franzen at Colgate University
    Our class starts the same way it does on any other Thursday, except this week English professors Jennifer Brice and Jane Pinchin walk in with renowned author Jonathan Franzen. They introduce him and say, “He knows the drill,” which we all know means we get to spend the next 75 minutes asking him any questions […]
    October 30, 2014
  • Twenty-five years ago, professor Frederick Busch designed Living Writers as a way to bring students together with famous writers. Today, professors Jane Pinchin and Jennifer Brice continue to teach Living Writers, which they revamped in 2009 for a new generation of undergraduates, and a new generation of online book lovers. [youtube=”http://youtu.be/KFBnNHtOoA0″]
    August 17, 2014