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.

Igniting Change through Literature: Adriana DeNoble

Adriana DeNoble is an English Literature and Creative Writing student from New Jersey. She recently published a piece in Thought Catalog titled "The Reality of Racism in America."

Carson McCullers in the World: a Centenary Conference on the American Novelist

Carson McCullers (1917-1967) is one of the great authors of American southern literature. The conference celebrated the hundredth anniversary of her birth.

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.

Literature Club Launches JCU’s First Literary Magazine Ex Animo

John Cabot University’s Literature Club recently launched JCU’s first-ever literary magazine, Ex Animo.

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.

A Degree Earned in Full: Communications Major Lydia Smith

Hailing from Sacramento, California, Lydia Smith is a graduating senior at John Cabot University. Majoring in Communications, with a minor in Creative Writing, she has been very active in campus life. She is the Vice President of Theatre Society, Managing Editor of 'The Matthew' newspaper, and Secretary of The Fashion Club.

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.

Truth and Accountability: Journalist and Alumna Francesca Mirabile

Francesca Mirabile, class of 2015, is a JCU alumna from Locorotondo, Puglia. During her time at JCU, Francesca was Vice President and Editor-in-Chief of The Matthew and webmaster for the Women's Leadership Initiative. After earning her B.A., Francesca moved on to graduate from the prestigious Columbia University School of Journalism.

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”.

From Page to Screen: Professor Dews’s Story Adapted into Short Film

Carlos Dews is a member of John Cabot University’s faculty since 2008. He is Chair of the JCU Department of English Language and Literature and Director of the JCU Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation.