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Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Tess Gallagher inspires creativity and resilience in writing

Kaitlin Cho , A&E Reporter October 9, 2019

On Thursday, Oct. 3, poet Tess Gallagher came onto the Kimball Theatre stage to read numerous poems from her most recent book, "Is, Is Not", and speak about her inspirations, travels and personal stories.  “It...

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.

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...

Photos by Allie Felt.

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...

Award-winning writer Camille Dungy visits campus

Mallory Martin February 9, 2012

On Thursday, Feb. 7, acclaimed author Camille T. Dungy will be visiting Kimball Auditorium in the fourth installment of this year's Visiting Writers Series. "It is a tremendous event that the campus...

Credit: Allie Felt

David Chariandy brings powerful cultural perspectives to campus

Kyle Howe September 15, 2011

On Monday, Whitman students had a chance to hear acclaimed Canadian writer David Chariandy read the first chapter of his novel, "Soucouyant." Chariandy, who teaches at Simon Fraser University, was nominated...

Credit: Hubanks

Visiting writer Lydia Davis comes to Whitman

caitlinhardee November 2, 2009

As the Visiting Writers series began its second event this year, English department students and faculty alike awaited the arrival of literary figure Lydia Davis. Renowned for her short stories, the...

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