Creative Writing News

Creative Writing Institute Presents: A Reading by Patrick Williamson

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”

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

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

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 2016/2017

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

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

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.

JCU Institute for Creative Writing Welcomes Novelist Susan Minot

JCU Institute for Creative Writing Welcomes Novelist Susan Minot

On June 15, 2016, the Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation presented a reading by Susan Minot, 2016 Writer in Residence at John Cabot. Minot read from her latest work, Thirty Girls, a novel about a group of Ugandan young girls abducted by the guerrilla group and cult Lord's Resistance Army.

Italy Writes 2016 Announces Winners

Italy Writes 2016 Announces Winners

On June 16, 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.

Poetry Reading: Aidan Fadden & Daniel Roy Connelly

Poetry Reading: Aidan Fadden & Daniel Roy Connelly

Aidan Fadden is a freelance editor, translator, and literary reviewer. A widely published poet and playwright, Daniel Roy Connelly lived in India, Bangladesh, the USA, Scotland, and China, before starting to teach at JCU.

Women Writers and the Short Story: Tribute to Lucia Berlin

Women Writers and the Short Story: Tribute to Lucia Berlin

On May 30, 2016 the Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation presented a tribute to late American writer Lucia Berlin.

On Carson McCullers: Professor Carlos Dews Interviewed by BBC Radio 4

On Carson McCullers: Professor Carlos Dews Interviewed by BBC Radio 4

Professor Dews is the Chair of John Cabot University’s Department of English Language and Literature and Director of JCU’s Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation.

Dacia Maraini Presents her Book “Extravagance and Three Other Plays”

Dacia Maraini Presents her Book “Extravagance and Three Other Plays”

On February 2, 2016 the Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation together with the Department of Modern Languages and Literature welcomed celebrated Italian author Dacia Maraini to present her book Extravagance and Three Other Plays, recently published by JCU Press.

Professor Dews to Edit Carson McCullers’s Work for Library of America

Professor Dews to Edit Carson McCullers’s Work for Library of America

Professor Dews, a leading expert on the life and work of the American novelist, previously edited the collected novels of Carson McCullers for the Library of America (2001).

Author Jhumpa Lahiri, JCU 2013 Writer in Residence, to Receive National Humanities Medal

Author Jhumpa Lahiri, JCU 2013 Writer in Residence, to Receive National Humanities Medal

The award ceremony will take place on Thursday, September 10, and will be conferred by President Barack Obama.

Congratulations Winners of Italy Writes 2015

Congratulations Winners of Italy Writes 2015

John Cabot University and the Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation, together with the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, are honored to present the winners of the 4th Annual Italy Writes Creative Writing Competition. We thank all high school students and their teachers for their participation.