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...  More >>

Inside the News: Covering Hurricane Matthew

As The Weather Channel's producer for meteorologist Jim Cantore, Steve Petyerak '93 spent nearly a week between Wednesday, Oct. 5 and Monday, Oct. 10 tracking Hurricane Matthew through Florida and North Carolina. The Category 5 storm caused upwards of $6.5 billion in damage and been linked to more than 1,000 fatalities. Here, Petyerak reflects on navigating the storm while keeping the crew safe a...  More >>

Emmys Wins for Shows from Falchuk '93, L.H.D.'14

At the 2016 Primetime Emmys ceremony this month, "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story" won the Emmy for Outstanding Limited Series, as well as for eight of its 21 other nominations. Brad Falchuk '93, L.H.D.'14 -- perhaps best known as co-creator of the Emmy-winning show "American Horror Story" -- is an executive producer of "The People v. O.J. Simpson," which is the first season for ...  More >>

Blacklock '79 Hosts Screening of "The Congressman"

During Homecoming and Family Weekend 2016, actress and comedian Kim Blacklock '79 returns to Geneva with former U. S. Congressman Robert Mrazek for a screening of "The Congressman," the new independent film written, co-directed, and produced by Mrazek. Nancy Zises P'92, P'93 is executive producer of the film. Blacklock -- who plays Matty Pierce, a female lobster boat captain in "The Congressman" ...  More >>

Trias Writer-in-Residence: Jeff VanderMeer

New York Times-Bestselling writer Jeff VanderMeer joins the Hobart and William Smith community as the 2016-17 Trias Writer-in Residence. VanderMeer is the author of the award-winning "Southern Reach" trilogy ("Annihilation," "Authority," and "Acceptance"), released in 2014 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. As this year's Trias resident, VanderMeer will teach workshops and mentor students who have sho...  More >>

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