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Jo Pitkin K ’78 Next Generation Indie Book Awards Finalist

Jo Pitkin, Kirkland class of 1978, has received recognition for her anthology Lost Orchard: Prose and Poetry from the Kirkland College Community. The Next Generation Indie Book Awards committee has selected Pitkin’s work as a finalist in the 2014 Anthology category. As the editor, Pitkin has selected and curated many poems, short stories, novel excerpts, creative nonfiction essays, and one-act plays by Kirkland College alumnae, faculty, and administration.  More ...

Jo Pitkin K'78 and Circus and the City

On January 31, Hamilton and Kirkland alumni gathered for a guided tour of exhibition "Circus and the City: New York, 1793-2010." This was followed by a poetry reading by Jo Pitkin K'78 from her new book Cradle of the American Circus.  More ...

Raye Leith K'78
Raye Leith K'78 Celebrates New Studio with Open House

Raye Leith K'78 celebrated the opening of her new studio in Washington D.C. on March 24.  More ...

Kate Emlen
Kate Emlen K'72 at Boston Gallery

Kate Emlen K'72 was the featured artist at a gallery in Boston. She was one of four Vermont artists featured in the exhibit.  More ...

Nina Bogin K'74 Publishes Third Poetry Book

Alison Brackenbury of the Poetry Review comments on the achievement of Bogin's most recent work, "Nina Bogin writes beautiful, spare, exemplary poems from which everything unnecessary is quietly stripped away. (…) Her poetry, clear and direct, is never narrowly personal. The 'lost hare' is 'bedded down in the thoughts/ and dreams I hoarded there.'  Each listener can add experience to that hoard. Nina Bogin's poetry is its own place, but her particular patch of poetic earth can also become her readers' country."  More ...

Gina Werfel K'73 Talk and Art Show in Chelsea

Alumni and friends gathered at the Prince Street Gallery in Chelsea for an art show and talk by Gina Werfel K’73, Professor of Art, University of California, Davis. Gina, majored in art at Kirkland College then earned an MFA from Columbia University.  More ...

Susan Hartman K'74 Displays Work in Solace on the Line Exhibition

The Bronx Museum celebrates the opening of Solace on the Line, a multi-media exhibit, with text by Susan Hartman K'74, and photos and video by Todd Heisler, based on their New York Times photo essay.  The Exhibition opens on Apr. 19 from 7:00-9:00 pm and will run from Apr. 19-Sept. 8, 2013.  More ...

Breaking Open the Box by Nancy Dafoe K'74, P'04
Nancy Dafoe K'74, P'04 to Publish Book on Creative Thinking in Academic Writing

Nancy Dafoe K'74, P'04 will be releasing Breaking Open the Box: A Guide for Creative Techniques to Improve Academic Writing and General Creative Thinking with Rowman & Littlefield Education this March. The educational textbook explores the ways in which students are gradually taught to incorporate creativity in writing specifically structured essays.  Teaching students to use creative techniques and make creative decisions about rhetorical structures fosters critical thinking skills and improves writing, according to the author.  More ...