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Michael Chabon speaks at Hamilton.
Chabon Stresses Importance of Writer's Beginnings, Creative Process in Tolles Lecture

Hamilton welcomed Michael Chabon, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, for a reading sponsored by the English and Creative Writing department. In addition to Kavalier and Clay, Chabon is also the author of numerous novels, as well as two collections of short stories, A Model World and Other Stories and Werewolves In Their Youth. Chabon’s presentation at Hamilton was a reading with commentary, touching on a number of his works, as well as the broader topics of the creative process and the importance of a writer’s beginnings.  More ...

Michael Chabon
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Michael Chabon to Give Tolles Lecture

Michael Chabon, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, will speak at Hamilton as part of the Tolles Lecture series on Wednesday, April 1, at 8 p.m., in the Chapel. The lecture, “An Evening With Michael Chabon,” is free and open to the public. It will be followed by a book-signing and reception in Dwight Lounge, Bristol Campus Center.  More ...

Andrew Rippeon
Rippeon Publishes Poems in Limited Edition Artist's Book

Visiting Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing Andrew Rippeon has published a sequence of poems with Delete Press. Delete Press publishes work by established and emerging poets, and Rippeon's book is the tenth volume released by the organization.  More ...

Guttman Publishes Book of Poetry

Professor of English and Creative Writing Naomi Guttman is the author of a new book of poetry, The Banquet of Donny & Ari: Scenes from the Opera, published this month by Brick Books.  More ...

Austin Briggs
Briggs Invited Speaker at Conference

Austin Briggs, the Hamilton B. Tompkins Professor of English emeritus, delivered a paper titled “Thinking about Molly Bloom – and Marilyn Monroe and Mrs. Robinson and Mrs. Robinson” at a conference held Feb. 26-27 at the University of Florida (UF).  More ...

Patrick Lawler
Poet Patrick Lawler to Read From Work

A reading by poet Patrick Lawler, writer-in-residence at LeMoyne College, has been rescheduled for Monday, March 9, at 8 p.m., in Dwight Lounge, Bristol Center. The reading, which is free and open to the public, is part of the English and Creative Writing Spring 2015 Reading Series. Lawler’s appearance in February was postponed due to inclement weather.  More ...

Philip Murphy
Former U.S. Ambassador to Germany to Give Commencement Address

American businessman Philip Murphy, the former United States Ambassador to Germany, will deliver the Hamilton College Commencement address on Sunday, May 24, at 10:30 a.m., in the Margaret Bundy Scott Field House.  More ...

D.T. Max
New Yorker Writer, Author D.T. Max, Visits Classes, Gives Lecture

D.T. Max, a staff writer for The New Yorker, recently visited Hamilton to discuss his most recent work, a biography of David Foster Wallace. Calling his book “a biography” here is sort of disingenuous: Max’s work, titled Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace, remains the only full-length biography of the writer since Wallace’s unfortunate death in 2008.   More ...

Panelists Valzhyna Mort, Chris Abani, Vijay Seshadri and moderator professor Doran Larson.
International Writers Explore Freedom of Speech in Panel Discussion

Hamilton hosted a panel of three internationally acclaimed poets Saturday for a discussion of recent issues surrounding freedom of speech, both within the USA and abroad.  Part of the International Writers Festival, the panel was sponsored by the Department of English and Creative Writing and included Chris Abani, Vijay Seshadri and Valzhyna Mort.  More ...

D.T. Max
Lecture by New Yorker Writer D.T. Max Rescheduled

A lecture by D.T. Max, an author and staff writer at The New Yorker, has been rescheduled for Monday, March 2, at 4:10 p.m., in Dwight Lounge, Bristol Center. The lecture, titled “Consider the Writer: The Life of David Foster Wallace,” is free and open to the public. His previously scheduled visit in February was cancelled due to weather.  More ...

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