Pulitzer recipient to read prize-winning poetry collection

Class and convocation collide as Centre College hosts the 2017 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for poetry, Tyehimba Jess. The event arrives as many spring humanities classes read his winning collection, Olio, offering students the opportunity to see the poet perform his work live on Thursday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church

By |2018-05-24T19:46:47+00:00April 25th, 2018|Convocation, Creative Writing, Humanities, News|

Campus competition conducted by Jeanette Burke ’18

Jeanette Burke ’18 is serving this semester as Centre College's sustainability intern, a new position directed by John C. Walkup Professor of Chemistry Preston Miles. One of the projects the English major from Temecula, California, has undertaken is the Energy Competition, which reviews energy use in certain campus buildings in an effort to educate occupants

By |2018-05-29T15:46:28+00:00March 20th, 2018|Creative Writing, English, Internships, Sustainable Centre|

Centre to host Affrilachian poetry celebration

As part of the Creative Common series, Centre College will host an Affrilachian Poetry Celebration & Workshop featuring Danni Quintos, Bernard Clay and Dorian Hairston. The trio will present an evening of poetry on the theme of “Identity and Place," on Monday, March 26, from 8-10 p.m. in Vahlkamp Theater in Crounse Hall. Danville native

By |2018-05-29T17:08:03+00:00March 16th, 2018|Convocation, Creative Writing, Events, News|

Governor’s School for the Arts nurtures potential of young artists in fourth year at Centre

A total of 256 student artists, representing 100 high schools in 47 counties, are on Centre College’s campus for the 2017 Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA). This is the fourth year Centre has hosted GSA, a statewide education program, managed by the Kentucky Center, that brings talented rising high school sophomores and

Governor’s School for the Arts nurtures potential of young artists in fourth year at Centre

A total of 256 student artists, representing 100 high schools in 47 counties, will arrive on Centre College’s campus on June 18 for the 2017 Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA). This is the fourth year Centre has hosted GSA, a statewide education program managed by the Kentucky Center that brings talented rising

Courtney Lucas ’17 focuses John C. Young research on Appalachia

The phrase “write what you know” is inspiration for many writers—including Centre College student and Appalachian native Courtney Lucas. The English major and creative writing minor spent her senior year composing a series of stories about the region, titled "Redbud Winter," as part of her yearlong project as a John C. Young (JCY) Scholar. Centre’s JCY program,

By |2018-06-13T19:16:19+00:00May 11th, 2017|Creative Writing, English, John C. Young Program, News|

Centre College to host Safiya Sinclair poetry reading April 21

The Centre College English and creative writing programs will host a poetry reading by award-winning poet Safina Sinclair on April 21 at 4:30 p.m. at the Vahlkamp Theater. Safiya Sinclair was born and raised in Montego Bay, Jamaica. She received her MFA in poetry writing from the University of Virginia and is currently pursuing her PhD in literature

By |2018-06-18T14:41:46+00:00April 20th, 2017|Creative Writing, English, Events, News|

Poet Frank X Walker gives Founders Day Address

Frank X Walker, an award-winning poet and teacher born and raised in Danville, gave the annual Founders Day address at Centre College on Jan. 18, 2017. As part of the Founders Day ceremony, Centre awarded him the honorary degree Doctor of Humane Letters. Centre received its charter from the Kentucky legislature 198 years ago on

By |2018-07-03T15:09:29+00:00January 20th, 2017|Convocation, Creative Writing, News|

PODCAST: Special episode of Centre Point features Milton Reigelman talking with Wendell Berry

Special episode of Centre Point features Milton Reigelman talking with Wendell Berry Subscribe to Centre Point on iTunes and SoundCloud. In this special episode of the Centre Point podcast, Milton Reigelman, director of the Center for Global Citizenship and longtime member of the Centre College English department, talks with legendary writer Wendell Berry, who gave

Renowned writer Wendell Berry to speak at Centre as Humana Scholar, Nov. 14

Renowned and beloved writer and activist Wendell Berry comes to Centre College in November as a Humana/Grace Doherty Library scholar. Berry will give a convocation address and read from his work on Monday, Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Newlin Hall in the Norton Center for the Arts. The convocation is free and open to

By |2018-07-26T18:28:21+00:00October 31st, 2016|Convocation, Creative Writing, English, News|
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