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Raul Palma, assistant professor in the Department of Writing, examines letters of advice written by Cuban writers that he received prior to his trip.

Q&A: Cuban American professor presents on 2017 Cuba trip

By Brontë Cook October 23, 2019
In the summer of 2017, Raul Palma, assistant professor in the Department of Writing, was one of 10 Cuban American writers invited to Havana.
Q&A: Student conducts research on prominent playwrite

Q&A: Student conducts research on prominent playwrite

By Brontë Cook September 18, 2019
Senior acting major Erin Lockett spent the summer researching Lorraine Hansberry, the first black female author to have a play performed on Broadway.
Jessica Pratt bears it all with her heartfelt album Quiet Signs. The album is combination of many genres and comes together as a truly unique listening experience.

Review: “Quiet Signs” is an intimate look into singer’s universe

By Sean Murphy February 11, 2019

It’s easy to listen to Jessica Pratt and forget the world around you. The folk singer-songwriter released her much-anticipated album, “Quiet Signs,” on Feb. 8. “Quiet Signs” comes after Pratt’s...

Eleanor Hendersons second novel, The Twelve Mile Straight, focuses on themes of race and family in the Jim Crow south.

Ithaca professor Eleanor Henderson releases historical novel

By Jake Leary, Life and Culture Editor September 20, 2017
It was just a magical night for me — huge crowd of friends and supporters, and I just felt so much love from the Ithaca community.
Ada Limon (pictured), award-winning author of ‘“Bright Dead Things,” will speak at the Dinguished Visiting Writer Workshop and review the writing of Ithaca College students.

IC’s Visiting Writers Series Workshop welcomes poet Ada Limon

By Silas White, Staff Writer September 14, 2016
The Distinguished Visiting Writer Workshop is a one-credit course at the college that allows students to attend readings by three distinguished authors: one poet, one nonfiction writer, which will be Kiese Laymon and one fiction writer, which will be Dana Spiotta. Students also get the opportunity to study under and conference individually with one writer in the area of their choosing. For example, students interested in poetry will submit poem samples and conference with Limón. Each author also teaches two 90-minute classes throughout the semester that all students attend regardless of their concentration. Limón is the author of four books of poetry, including “Bright Dead Things,” which was a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award in Poetry, a finalist for the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award and one of the Top Ten Poetry Books of the Year, according to The New York Times. Her work explores issues of identity, relationships and language from both personal and worldly perspectives.
The four words that inspire the universe.

Why I Write (On Writing)

By Angel L. Zayas, Angel L. Zayas February 10, 2015
I told myself and members of my writing class that I would never write anything with this title. I mean, how can one write a remake of one of the greatest essays of all time? George Orwell, one of my biggest role models, as a writer. I wouldn’t be the first to say that remakes are never better than the original, and I am definitely no Orwell. Don’t compare me to him, though I know you may. I would rather not have that burden of a comparison. However, there are some things on my mind that need to be expressed, that I feel can only be expressed through what one may call “mind to paper” writing. So, let’s try this out. I have a lot to say.
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