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VWRS Fiction Writer Juan Martinez Visits Campus

Writer and former Whitman Professor, Jaun Martinez, reads exceprts of his book

Cy Burchenal, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2018

New and experienced writers alike had much to learn from the latest Visiting Writers Reading Series talk, featuring fiction writer Juan Martinez in Kimball Theatre on Thursday, Feb. 1. Martinez, the author of award-winning short fiction collections and an upcoming novel, read selections from his s...

Creative Voices of Whitman

Sarah Cornett

May 13, 2013

It is no secret that the Whitman community is one full of passionate people. As a prospective student, I decided to come to Whitman for that reason. Whitties are all really interested in something and they pursue these interests passionately and humbly. Whether meeting environmental activists, artists,...

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, after a slight setback and postponement from last month. Currently...

Thinking like a writer yields more fulfilling life

Sam Chapman

April 5, 2012

When I was a junior in high school, I acted in a production of "Our Town," Thornton Wilder's classic play, in which a layer of sweet Americana conceals a core of pure human misery. In a key scene, the protagonist asks the omniscient narrator if anybody "realizes life while they live it." "No," replies...

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