Creative Writing News

JCU to Welcome Dolen Perkins-Valdez as Summer 2018 Writer in Residence

John Cabot University is pleased to announce that celebrated novelist Dolen Perkins-Valdez will be the 2018 Writer in Residence at the 9th Annual Summer Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation.

Italy Reads 2017 Welcomes Poet Billy Collins and Astronaut Paolo Nespoli

On Thursday, October 12, John Cabot University Italy Reads welcomed former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins for the Keynote Address on Emily Dickinson. The event kicked off with a greeting from outer space from Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli.

Writing for Videogames: Professor Mike Treanor

Mike Treanor is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the American University, Washington DC and a founding member of the American University Game Lab. His research is broadly aimed at finding new approaches for interpretation and expression within videogames and computational media. He's had work nominated for Technical [...]

JCU Creative Writing Institute Launches Diodata Literary Magazine

The JCU Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation is pleased to announce the launch of its first literary magazine, Diodata.

The Death of the Cockfighters: A BBC Documentary Featuring Prof. Carlos Dews

Carlos Dews, Professor of English and Director of the Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation at John Cabot University, recently discussed cockfighting in a BBC World Service documentary.

Italy Writes 2017 Announces Winners

On 6 June, JCU’s Italy Writes, a nation-wide English language creative writing competition for high school students whose primary language of instruction is not English celebrated young talent.

Creative Writing Institute Welcomes Rod Mengham

A writer, editor, and translator, Rod Mengham is member of the English Faculty at the University of Cambridge, Jesus College.

Carlo Boccadoro Presents “The Spider’s Web: Bach’s Influence on Contemporary Music”

The Department of History and Humanities hosted music composer and conductor Carlo Boccadoro for “The Spider's Web: Bach's Influence on Contemporary Music.”

Creative Writing Institute Presents: A Reading by Patrick Williamson

On Wednesday, March 8, 2017, the Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation welcomed British poet and translator Patrick Williamson.

JCU Hosts Screening of “Verano”

On January 25, 2017 the Department of Communications and the Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation hosted a screening of “Verano”, a short movie directed by JCU alumnus Alessandro Ceschi and based on Professor Carlos Dews’s short story “Recoleta”.

Italy Reads: Keynote Address by Professor Sarah Churchwell

On Wednesday, October 26, 2016, John Cabot University presented the Italy Reads Keynote Address by Professor Sarah Churchwell.

The Frohring Library Presents JCU Authors 2016

As part of the celebrations for the 10th anniversary of Dr. Franco Pavoncello's investiture as President of JCU, the Frohring Library has organized JCU Authors 2016, an exhibit showcasing the intellectual production of the university faculty.

The Albert Walker Fuller Prize 2016/2017

The Albert Walker Fuller Prize Committee invites students, alumni, faculty, and staff to apply for The Albert Walker Fuller Prize in Communication.

Professor Vanda Wilcox’s New Publication

John Cabot University professor Vanda Wilcox recently published Morale and the Italian Army during the First World War with Cambridge University Press.

A Conversation on the Craft of Writing: Susan Minot and Cynthia Zarin

On June 20, 2016, the Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation hosted a conversation on the craft of writing, featuring John Cabot's 2016 Writer in Residence Susan Minot and poet and journalist Cynthia Zarin.