Creative Writing program receives $10,000 gift from the family of Betty Jo Beeson Fitzpatrick

The family of Betty Jo Beeson Fitzpatrick ’50 recently gave $10,000 to the Wake Forest University English Department in support of the Dillon Johnston Writers Reading Series and the department’s Creative Writing program. This generous gift honors Betty Jo Beeson Fitzpatrick’s lifelong love of literature and learning. After graduating from… Continue Reading: Creative Writing program receives $10,000 gift from the family of Betty Jo Beeson Fitzpatrick

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Professor Susan Harlan wins 2017 Mark Twain House & Museum Royal Nonesuch Humor Writing Contest

Professor Susan Harlan won first prize for the 2017 Mark Twain House & Museum Royal Nonesuch Humor Writing Contest for her series of literary humor pieces entitled “Great House Therapy,” currently available on The Toast. Sponsored by the Mark Twain House and Museum, the annual contest specializes in humor writing. An expanded series… Continue Reading: Professor Susan Harlan wins 2017 Mark Twain House & Museum Royal Nonesuch Humor Writing Contest

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Professor Sarah Hogan gives invited lecture at Matters of Invention symposium in Nicosia, Cyprus

In late September, Professor of Literature Sarah Hogan gave an invited lecture at the Matters of Invention symposium, sponsored by the University of Cyprus. This small, two-day conference in Nicosia, Cyprus, brought together international scholars devoted to the study of utopian literature and early modernity.  Her talk, “Narrating the Novum: Utopia and… Continue Reading: Professor Sarah Hogan gives invited lecture at Matters of Invention symposium in Nicosia, Cyprus

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