CD Wright to receive Presidential Faculty Award in Fall 2013

At the monthly faculty meeting Tuesday, April 2, President Christina Paxson announced the Brown University Presidential Faculty Award inaugural recipients: Poet C.D. Wright (fall 2013) and Charles Larmore, professor of philosophy (spring 2014). Recipients will receive a research stipend and will present their work to faculty colleagues in other disciplines.

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(Distributed April 8, 2013)

Spring 2013 Prizes Announced

The Department of Literary Arts is pleased to announce the selected writings for the 2013 Prizes in Literary Arts.  Thank you to all who entered their work, and congratulations to the selected writers.  

To view the list of selected writing, click Literary Arts Prizes.


(Distributed April 5, 2013)

IWP Fellow Nihad Sirees Interviewed on CNN

This year's International Writers Project fellow, Nihad Sirees, whose new book, The Silence and the Roar, bears witness to a fictionalized version of his native country, Syria. While in London for the launch of the book, Nihad Sirees was interviewed by CNN -- see an edited version of that interview at  Exiled Syrian Writer:  Why I Fled

(Distributed February 22, 2013)

IWP Fellow, Nihad Sirees, Receives PEN Award

Syrian novelist Nihad Sirees, Brown University’s 2012-13 International Writers Project Fellow, has been named as the recipient of an English PEN Award for outstanding writing in translation for his novel, The Silence and the Roar.

(Distributed November 29, 2012)

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)

Honors Applications

Applications for Undergraduate Honors Program in Creative Writing by

25th September, at 11:59 p.m. 

The online application can be found at Honors Application on the Literary Arts homepage.

Application review will take from 3-4 weeks and notification will be via campus mail.

(Distributed September 16, 2011)
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