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Creative Writing Program

Tue, 02/15/2022 - 10:54am
Eidson Distinguished Professor at the University of Georgia LeAnne Howe will be honored at the University of Oklahoma on Thursday, March 10th from 7-8:30 p.m.  This event, sponsored by The University Library, The Western History Collection, and the Mark Allen Evertte Poetry Series, is to commemorate and celebrate the research accessibility of the LeAnne Howe Collection at the Western History Collections. In August of 2019, Howe was the first…
Mon, 02/14/2022 - 4:09pm
The University of Mississippi Press has published Conversations With LeAnne Howe, the first collection of interviews with the Eidson Distinguished Professor at the University of Georgia and groundbreaking Choctaw author, whose genre-bending works take place in the US Southeast, Oklahoma, and beyond our national borders to bring Native American characters and themes to the global stage. Spanning the period from 2002 to 2020, the interviews in…
Fri, 12/10/2021 - 2:48pm
Creative Writing Ph.D. studuent Laura Theobald has published a new book of poetry.  Salad Days is now available for purchase from Maudlin House. From the publisher's website: "A portrait of the artist at the brink of self-actualization, Salad Days is a vulnerable and evocative study of identity. Its seven sections of thirteen poems each—“Waves of Confusion,” “Moon Unit,” “Art for the Afterlife,” “Future Moods,” “Double Fantasy,” “Infinite…
Thu, 12/09/2021 - 9:05am
A 56-minute documentary co-written and co-produced by the University of Georgia Eidson Distinguished Professor in American Literature, LeAnne Howe, (Choctaw Nation) premiered nationally Nov. 1 on PBS. Searching for Sequoyah is the first documentary to chronicle the legendary accomplishments and mysterious death of the famed 19th-century Cherokee visionary, Sequoyah. Matthew Kliewer, Ph.D. candidate in English at the University of Georgia, on…
Fri, 10/22/2021 - 11:16am
Eidson Chair in American Literature has helped launch the website for In-Na-Po, Indigenous Nations Poets.  She is also a board member of the organization. From the website: "Founded in 2020, In-Na-Po—Indigenous Nations Poets—is a national Indigenous poetry community committed to mentoring emerging writers, nurturing the growth of Indigenous poetic practices, and raising the visibility of all Native Writers past, present, and future. In-Na-Po…
Thu, 10/14/2021 - 1:28pm
Dr. Andrew Zawacki was named a Distinguished Research Professor in 2021.  He has gained distinction as a poet, translator, editor and critic. He has published five celebrated books of poetry, numerous chapbooks and limited-edition books, and critical essays in prestigious literary journals. Hear him discuss the importance of poetry here.
Wed, 10/13/2021 - 6:47pm
Eidson Chair in American Literature LeAnne Howe’s documentary SEARCHING FOR SEQUOYAH will start airing nationwide on PBS stations on November 1st. Georgia viewers can view the local PBS schedule here. Professor Howe (Choctaw Nation), with Producer/Director James M. Fortier (Ojibway) and Producer/Host-narrator Joshua B. Nelson (Cherokee Nation) worked on documentary SEARCHING FOR SEQUOYAH for six years. The documentary chronicles the life and…
Thu, 09/16/2021 - 8:52am
The University Press of Mississippi will publish CONVERSATIONS WITH LEANNE HOWE, a collection of interviews with Edison Chair in American Literature LeAnne Howe.  Howe is known as an innovative and critically acclaimed Choctaw writer who has published books, plays, and poetry depicting the Native American experience.  The collection is edited by Kirstin L. Squint, Whichard Visiting Distinguished Professor in the Humanities at East Carolina…
Fri, 09/10/2021 - 1:50pm
Searching for Sequoyah is a 56 minute documentary film co-produced by Eidson Chair of American Literature LeAnne Howe (Choctaw) and Canadian Ojibway filmmaker James M. Fortier. Professor Howe was also was the lead writer with assistance from Fortier and co-producer/host/narrator Joshua Nelson (Cherokee Nation).  The film will premiere nationally on PBS stations in November, 2021. Searching for Sequoya chronicles the life and accomplishments of…
Wed, 09/08/2021 - 2:24pm
Ph.D. student in English and Creative Writing Nneoma Ike-Njoku has won the Society of Authors Betty Trask Award for her book The Water House. Betty Trask left a bequest to the Society of Authors in 1983 to fund prizes for first novels written by authors under the age of 35 in a traditional or romantic, but not experimental, style.

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