Piazza Returns to Read from New Novel

Award-winning writer Tom Piazza, who was selected as the first resident of the Peter Trias Residency for Writers in 2011-12, will return to campus to read from his new novel, "A Free State," on Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the Hirshson Ballroom. Piazza is the author of the novels "City of Refuge" and "My Cold War," the post-Katrina manifesto "Why New Orleans Matters," the essay collection...  More >>

2015-16 Trias Writer-In-Residence: Mary Ruefle

Poet, essayist, and erasure artist Mary Ruefle joins the Hobart and William Smith Colleges community as the 2015-16 Trias Writer-in-Residence, leading workshops and mentoring the Colleges' most dedicated and driven student writers. "Mary Ruefle is an extraordinarily talented poet, artist, and teacher," says Kathryn Cowles, assistant professor of English and Comparative Literature and director of ...  More >>

Inside the Music Industry with Walker-Jacks ‘16

As a management intern for Roc Nation this summer, Christopher Walker-Jacks '16 worked directly with some of the biggest names in the music industry and their managers over the course of the two-month internship. From writing press releases to touring with the band Haim, the opening act on Taylor Swift's "1989 Tour," Walker-Jacks' was given a wide scope of responsibilities that allowed him to gai...  More >>

Honoring Faculty Teaching, Service and Scholarship

Members of the HWS faculty recently acknowledged the work and dedication of their peers by awarding faculty prizes. Recommended for the annual awards by their faculty colleagues to the Committee on Faculty Research and Honors, this year's recipients include, Associate Professor of Spanish and Hispanic Studies Edgar Paiewonsky-Conde, who received the faculty prize for teaching; Associate Professor...  More >>

"Luckiest Girl Alive": Knoll '06 Pens Best-Seller

"Luckiest Girl Alive," the instant New York Times bestselling debut novel by Jessica Knoll '06, is being hailed by critics as a "dark, twisty" thriller whose "razor-sharp writing" and "propulsive prose" (EW) has drawn comparisons to "Gone Girl" but stands apart with its "humor, cultural insight, and thematic heft" (Alissa Nutting, author of "Tampa"). A New York Times best-seller for nine weeks an...  More >>

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