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|

Author Emily St. John Mandel to discuss first-year book at Centre

Every year, the incoming class of new Centre College students reads a common book over the summer, which they then discuss with their faculty advisers and peers during the annual first-year orientation. This year, Centre students will also have the opportunity to discuss the first-year book—“Station Eleven”—with its author, Emily St. John Mandel. Mandel will

By |2018-07-27T18:47:52+00:00September 19th, 2016|Convocation, Creative Writing, News|

"Nature poet" Lia Purpura to speak, April 21

With Green Week in full swing and Earth Day forthcoming, it is an especially good time to hear acclaimed creative non-fiction writer and poet Lia Purpura read from her works on Thursday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. in Centre College's Vahlkamp Theatre. Purpura is the author of three books of poems, three books of essays

By |2018-08-16T18:30:08+00:00April 20th, 2016|Creative Writing, News, Sustainable Centre|

Centre College named Communicator of the Year by National Speech and Debate Association

The Kentucky District of the National Speech and Debate Association (KYNSDA) has named Centre College its 2016 Communicator of the Year. “It is a great honor for Centre to receive this distinction, as it recognizes the College as a place where important conversations take place,” says Assistant Dean for Advising Mary Gulley, who accepted the award on Centre’s

By |2016-04-12T16:27:57+00:00April 12th, 2016|Academics, Creative Writing, English, News, Politics|

Centre College to host reading with Affrilachian Writer Crystal Wilkinson

Centre College’s Creative Writing program will host contemporary fiction writer Crystal Wilkinson for a reading on Tuesday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m. in Vahlkamp Theatre. The Kentucky author is acclaimed for her fictional works, in addition to her passion for promoting the creative work of African-Americans in Appalachia through her organization Affrilachian Poets, which she co-founded with Kentucky Poet Laureate Frank X

By |2018-08-17T14:46:35+00:00March 8th, 2016|Creative Writing, News|
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