Writing and Rhetoric NEWS

Piazza Returns to Read from New Novel

Award-winning writer Tom Piazza, who was selected as the first resident of the Peter Trias Residency for Writers in 2011-12, will return to campus to read from his new novel, "A Free State," on Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the Hirshson Ballroom. Piazza is the author of the novels "City of Refuge" and "My Cold War," the post-Katrina manifesto "Why New Orleans Matters," the essay collection...
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2015-16 Trias Writer-In-Residence: Mary Ruefle

Poet, essayist, and erasure artist Mary Ruefle joins the Hobart and William Smith Colleges community as the 2015-16 Trias Writer-in-Residence, leading workshops and mentoring the Colleges' most dedicated and driven student writers. "Mary Ruefle is an extraordinarily talented poet, artist, and teacher," says Kathryn Cowles, assistant professor of English and Comparative Literature and director of ...
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"Luckiest Girl Alive": Knoll '06 Pens Best-Seller

"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"). A New York Times best-seller for nine weeks an...
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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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