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DeFelice '73 Publishes New Book

Renowned children's author Cynthia DeFelice '73 recently published her new children's book, "Fort." The book was released in May 2015 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. "Fort" is a story about friendship and revenge, as it tells the tale of 11-year-old Wyatt and his friend Augie, two funny and very real young heroes. Amidst the best summer of the boys' lives, two older kids ruin the fort Wyatt and Aug...
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Mayshle Publishes Flash Fiction

Assistant Professor of Writing and Rhetoric Peter Mayshle’s flash fiction piece, "Engkanto," was recently published in the new anthology, Flash Fiction International: Very Short Stories from Around the World released by WW Norton and Co. in April 2015. Flash Fiction International is a collection of 86 of the "most beautiful, provocative, and moving" narratives by authors from six continents. Flas...
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Knoll '06 Publishes "Luckiest Girl Alive"

"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"). Named one of the Huffington Post's "18 Brillia...
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Trias Welcomes Brenda Sieczkowski

Noted poet and writer Brenda Sieczkowski will join the Trias Residency for Writers on Thursday, April 30, as the final reader of the spring Trias-in-Residency Reading Series. Sieczkowski will read at 7:30 p.m. in the Blackwell Room in Demarest Hall. Sieczkowski arrives at HWS from Omaha, Neb., where she lives, works and writes. She has written for numerous print and online journals, including The...
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Writing Colleagues Celebrate New Cohort

This semester, several faculty, staff, and current and former participants gathered in the Seneca Room for a late afternoon reception to honor students entering the Writing Colleagues Program at Hobart and William Smith. As the name suggests, a Writing Colleague is a partner in learning through writing. Ben Ristow, assistant professor of writing and rhetoric and director of...
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