The Living Writers series always strives to engage students with contemporary authors who grapple with modern issues. This year’s novels and essay collections have helped students discuss their own lived experiences after a summer marked by pandemic and race riots.
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 […]
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.
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.