Writing and Rhetoric News

2016-17 Trias Writer-in-Residence: Jeff VanderMeer

Described by the New Yorker as "the weird Thoreau" who shows readers "scenes that you won't find elsewhere," best-selling author Jeff VanderMeer will join the Trias Residency for Writers for the 2016-17 academic year. Winner of the Shirley Jackson Award, the Nebula Award, and three-time winner of the World Fantasy Award, VanderMeer is the author of more than 20 books, including the NYT-bestsellin...
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Row Kicks Off Spring Trias Lineup

Writer and novelist Jess Row will kick off the spring 2016 Trias Residency Reading Series for Poetry and Creative Writing. He will join the Colleges for a weeklong residency beginning on Monday, Feb. 15, when Row will read from a selection of his work at 7:30 p.m. in Hirshson Ballroom. Row is the author of two collections of short stories, including: "The Train to Lo Wu" (Dial Press, 2006) and "N...
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Inside L.A. Careers

Over three days this January, a group of Hobart and William Smith students traveled to the Los Angeles area to network with more than 20 members of the Colleges' Career Network who work in the entertainment and media industries. One of eight "career treks" organized by the Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experiential Education during the 2015-16 winter break, the "Behind the Scenes"...
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Chase '17 Interns with Cape Cod Baseball League

Courtney Chase '17 was able to gain invaluable professional experience and a taste of a career in marketing before her junior year at Hobart and William Smith thanks to an internship with the Cape Cod Baseball League (Cape League), the famed summer baseball program that's seen more than 1,100 former players go on to Major League Baseball (MLB). During her experience, Chase worked for the league's...
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Bloom '66, Blue Öyster Cult Featured in New J.K. Rowling's Novel

Featuring Eric Bloom '66 and his band Blue Öyster Cult, J.K. Rowling's latest book, "Career of Evil," trades Muggles and magic for music and mystery. Best known as the author of the Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling has made Bloom and his legendary rock band pivotal in understanding the intentions of the novel's characters. Rowling's third novel written under the pen-name Robert Galbraith, "Caree...
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