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Paramount Buys Rights to VanderMeer’s Novel

"Borne" - the new novel by Jeff VanderMeer, the 2016-17 Trias Writer in Residence -is slated for publication in May of 2017, but the film rights have already been purchased by Paramount Pictures. On Tuesday, Oct. 18, Variety reported that Scott Rudin and Eli Bush, "who are producing the big screen adaptation of VanderMeer's [previous novel] ‘Annihilation' for Paramount, will produce the new film....
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Poetry Reading Celebrates Tall's Final Book

This fall, Hobart and William Smith Colleges celebrate the publication of "Afterings," the final collection of poems by the late Professor of English Deborah Tall. Tall came to HWS in 1982, teaching literature and writing and, as editor of the Colleges' national literary journal, Seneca Review from 1982 to 2006, defined the literary form the lyric essay. With her student John D'Agata '95, next ye...
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Brauchitsch '18 Interns with Spoon

Monika von Brauchitsch '18 recently worked as an editorial intern for the corporate office of Spoon University, a media company that gives college students the opportunity to write about various food trends happening in their communities. During her summer internship, von Brauchitsch was responsible for producing two to five articles per week for Spoon University's website. In addition, she did c...
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Samayoa '19 Interns with Posse

This summer, William Samayoa '19 interned at the Posse Foundation's corporate headquarters in Los Angeles, helping to advance its mission of connecting deserving students with extraordinary leadership abilities to four-year college opportunities with full-tuition scholarships. As a development department summer intern, Samayoa attended Posse career events geared toward student recruitment that w...
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Technical Communication in Boston

Although she was a technical writing intern with Sea Street Technologies this summer, the writing duties were only the beginning for Dominique DeRubeis '18. Her first task at the Boston, Mass., office was to make minor changes to the company's website, but over the course of the internship she went on to assist with the development of "an entirely new look and feel" for the site while "maintainin...
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