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Vol. CLIV, Issue 5
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A gift and a burden: Students discuss creativity

Anna Shimkus, Feature Writer October 5, 2022

“I wish you always love and grief, because don’t you think that’s what drives your creative process?” — "Dialog" by Tigran Suchyan, Armenian singer-songwriter; courtesy of Marina Balasanyan In...

Approaching artistic advocacy: An hour with Aisha Fukushima ’09

Alexa Grechishkin, Campus Life Reporter March 3, 2022

Thirteen years after graduating from Whitman College and being involved in Power and Privilege as a student, Aisha Fukushima returned to campus to kick off this year's Power and Privilege Symposium. Fukushima’s...

Ana Maria Spagna Provides Evening of Nonfiction Reading

Alex Lupton, Staff Reporter October 21, 2017

Professor Ana Maria Spagna’s stories visibly enraptured audience members as she read aloud selections from her works in Kimball Auditorium on Thursday, Oct. 19. This reading was part of Whitman’s...

Alex Dimitrov reading at the Visiting Writers Series event at the end of September. Photo by Lone Fullerton.

Visiting Writers, Lasting Lessons

Megan Hearst, Staff Writer October 7, 2015
The upcoming VWRS events will span many different disciplines.
Illustration by Marlee Raible

Students to Teach Creative Writing at the Washington State Penitentiary

Dylan Tull April 11, 2013
A group of 15 students will begin teaching creative writing at the Washington State Penitentiary in a few weeks. They hope to increase dialogue between inmates and community members by publishing a literary journal of the inmates' work.

Visiting Writer Matt Bondurant Offers Advice, Sheds Light on Hollywood

Mallory Martin November 15, 2012
In the latest edition of the Visiting Writers Reading Series, novelist Matt Bondurant spoke about his writing process and his experience having his novel "The Wettest Country in the World" adapted to the big screen.

Acclaimed writer George Saunders visits campus

Mallory Martin April 26, 2012
Whitman’s Visiting Writers Reading Series welcomes its seventh and final speaker for the year to campus on Thursday, April 26. New York Times bestselling author and columnist George Saunders will share his work for the ultimate reading.
Credit: Binta Loos-Diallo

Students in the arts face contemporary MFA debate

Kate Robinette April 25, 2011
Professors weigh in on the MFA experience for students interested in or uncertain of pursuing a career in the arts.

‘NaNoWriMo’ encourages almost everyone’s inner novelist

Blair Hanley Frank November 11, 2009
Focus of National Novel Writing Month should be on the writing. Leave the editing for National Novel Editing Month in March.
Dena Popova: Whitman student, published author

Dena Popova: Whitman student, published author

merrettkrahn October 14, 2009
"Aren't you going to ask me about my book?" asked senior Dena Popova, an international student from Bulgaria, at the wrap-up of a conversation concerning her latest film script entry in the NISI MASA International Screenwriting Competition.
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