Literary Arts Welcomes 2012-13 IWP Fellow Nihad Sirees

Literary Arts and the International Writers Project are pleased to welcome to Brown Syrian novelist Nihad Sirees, recipient of the 2012 – 2013 International Writers Project Fellowship.    The IWP Fellowship provides a stipend and working space to writers who have been subjected to political harassment, imprisonment, or death threats in their homeland. 

(Distributed October 3, 2012)

Writing Samples are due 25 January 2012


Writing samples for LITR 210, 1010 & 1110 classes are due in Literary Arts by 4:00 p.m. on 25 January 2012.  Bins will be placed in the front entrance.

(Distributed January 17, 2012)

John Edgar Wideman receives Award

From NPR:  September 15, 2011.

John Edgar Wideman is the 2011 Lifetime Achievement winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, which recognizes works that have made important contributions to understanding racism and appreciating diversity. Wideman has written 13 novels, six collections of short stories and two memoirs.  

To listen to the story and read the transcript, log on to NPR.

(Distributed September 19, 2011)

Class Lists posted Monday, 12 September

Class Lists for  LITR 210, 1010 & 1110 will be posted in Literary Arts at 68.5 Brown Street on Monday, 12 Sept. Due to technical issues, we will not be posting class lists on-line.

Writing samples for LITR 1150 sections are due at the first class meeting (at the appropriate classroom location).

(Distributed September 7, 2011)

CD Wright featured on PBS NewsHour

Professor CD Wright weaves oral histories, news reports and interviews into her poetry. Her latest volume, "One With Others," looks back at the civil rights era in her native Arkansas.  To view video and transcript log-on to PBS NewsHour

(Distributed August 17, 2011)

Forrest Gander Awarded Witter Bynner Award

In April 2011, Forrest Gander was one of two poets to receive the Witter Bynner Award at a ceremony which took place at the Library of Congress. The Witter Bynner fellowships are used to support the writing of poetry.

See the formal announcement from Library of Congress.

(Distributed May 30, 2011)


The Literary Arts Program presents "Keithstrasse: Celebrating Keith Waldrop," a two-day event honoring poet, publisher and Brown University professor Keith Waldrop, who will be retiring this year after 43 years at Brown. The Keithstrasse event will include four afternoon and evening readings featuring C.D. Wright, Forrest Gander, Susan Howe, Cole Swenson, and many others who have been published by Burning Deck Press, the iconic literary press run by Waldrop and his wife, the poet Rosmarie Waldrop.

(Distributed May 10, 2011)
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