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Visiting writer tries to reconcile Mormonism, personal history

Geoffrey Leach

November 13, 2014

On Thursday, Nov. 13, Shawn Vestal will give a talk as part of Whitman's Visiting Writers Reading Series. Vestal will talk about his writing which includes a collection of short stories named "Godforsaken Idaho" and his memoir "A.K.A. Charles Abbott." According to Vestal, his upbringing in the Mormon...

Acclaimed Writer Barry Lopez Shares Stories with Whitman

Acclaimed Writer Barry Lopez Shares Stories with Whitman

Hannah Bartman

September 19, 2013

"It's wicked bad out there," said writer Barry Lopez last Thursday night, Sept. 12, in Maxey Auditorium. "All people are coming into one fate because of climate change and the melting of ice caps. We know that stuff is there, but as students you need to do your work, and when you're ready you can step...

Brenda Shaughnessy Lights Up Kimball Theatre

Brenda Shaughnessy Lights Up Kimball Theatre

Mallory Martin

October 31, 2012

On Thursday, Oct. 25, Whitman's Visiting Writers Reading Series welcomed poet and Rutgers University professor Brenda Shaughnessy to Kimball Theatre to a small but lively audience. Shaughnessy lit up the room with an incandescent smile and a sense of affability that translated into her reading, even...

Visiting Writers Reading Series welcomes pair of celebrated poets to campus

Alex Hagen

April 12, 2012

On Thursday, April 12, the next installment of Whitman's Visiting Writers Reading Series will take place at 7:00 p.m. in Kimball Auditorium. The event will feature readings from Suzanne Buffam and Srikanth Reddy, both of whom teach at the University of Chicago in addition to writing and publishing poetry...

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