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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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From the Archives: Bringing HWS History to Life

In 2014, students in the 200-level Writer's Seminar looked back at the past 100 years of social history through stories and photographs uncovered in the Hobart and William Smith archives. The resulting projects -- combining visual and textual elements -- reveal a vividly textured portrait of the 20th century and how the Colleges changed with (and changed) the times. Susan Hess, the Writing and Te...
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Begg '15 to Present on National Writing Project

This March, Chelsea Begg '15 will present her research, "Inside the National Writing Project: The Philosophy of Teaching Learning" at the 2015 Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) in Tampa, Fla. The Conference on College Composition and Communication supports and promotes the teaching and study of college composition and communication. Begg's research builds on her experienc...
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