Creative Writing News

Creativity Pushed Forward: Alumna Anna Wulfson

Creativity Pushed Forward: Alumna Anna Wulfson

Raised in Vermont, alumna Anna Wulfson graduated summa cum laude in May 2020 with a B.A. in Communications and a minor in Creative Writing. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Visual Design at the Scuola Politecnica di Design in Milan.

Carson McCullers: A Centenary Collection – Edited by Prof. Carlos Dews

Carson McCullers: A Centenary Collection – Edited by Prof. Carlos Dews

Carson McCullers in the World: A Centenary Conference, held at John Cabot University in July 2017, has led to the publication of a collection of essays on the American novelist. Carson McCullers: A Centenary Collection was edited by JCU's English Literature and Creative Writing Professor Carlos Dews, who is an authority on the life and work of the author.   

Easier Said than Done: Prof. Daniel Roy Connelly Directs 13 New Online Monologues

Easier Said than Done: Prof. Daniel Roy Connelly Directs 13 New Online Monologues

The English Theatre of Rome is proud to present 13 new original monologues directed by Professor Daniel Roy Connelly. The monologues will be featured on The English Theatre of Rome Youtube channel every Monday and Thursday at 9 pm from June  through mid-July.

Professor Grimaldi-Donahue to Participate in Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference

Professor Grimaldi-Donahue to Participate in Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference

Professor Allison Grimaldi-Donahue will be reading translations of new poems by Italian poet Marilena Renda as well as her own work during the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference online 2020 reading series with the New York-based translators' collective Us & Them on June 12th at 11pm Rome Time/ 5pm New York Time.

A Gift for Your Future Self: Alumna Vanessa Constantinidis

A Gift for Your Future Self: Alumna Vanessa Constantinidis

Born and raised in Philadelphia, alumna Vanessa Constantinidis holds an undergraduate degree in English and Italian, and a graduate degree in Writing Studies, both from Saint Joseph’s University. In 2011 Vanessa studied abroad at John Cabot University for a semester. 

Crack Me Up: A Talk by Arts Journalist Gabriella Coslovich

Crack Me Up: A Talk by Arts Journalist Gabriella Coslovich

"Crack Me Up" is the title of Gabriella Coslovich's latest book. It is an autobiographical collection of short scenes that explores the tensions related to gender expectations in Australian and Italian families.

Must Poets Hang with Murderers? A Conversation with George Elliott Clarke

Must Poets Hang with Murderers? A Conversation with George Elliott Clarke

JCU welcomed George Elliott Clarke for a talk called Must Poets Always “Hang” with Murderers?: A Meditation on Poetics and Justice.

The Lost Prince: Book Presentation with Author Michael Mewshaw

The Lost Prince: Book Presentation with Author Michael Mewshaw

John Cabot University welcomed author Michael Mewshaw to present his new book The Lost Prince: A Search for Pat Conroy on November 20, 2019.

Deep Thinkers Needed: English Professor Allison Grimaldi-Donahue

Deep Thinkers Needed: English Professor Allison Grimaldi-Donahue

Writer, translator, and editor, Professor Allison Grimaldi-Donahue joined JCU’s faculty in 2017. She teaches English Composition and Creative Writing.

Eightball: Professor Elizabeth Geoghegan Presents Her Latest Book

Eightball: Professor Elizabeth Geoghegan Presents Her Latest Book

The Department of English Language and Literature and the Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation welcomed Professor Elizabeth Geoghegan, who presented her latest book, Eightball.

Professors Della Ratta and Geoghegan Participate in Feminist Book Fortnight

Professors Della Ratta and Geoghegan Participate in Feminist Book Fortnight

JCU Professors Donatella Della Ratta and Elizabeth Geoghegan will participate in the Feminist Book Fortnight in Rome, which is taking place at the Otherwise Bookshop between May 4 and May 18.

Building a Home with Words: JCU Welcomes Author André Aciman

Building a Home with Words: JCU Welcomes Author André Aciman

John Cabot University welcomed the acclaimed author André Aciman for a conversation with Professor Deanna Lee on June 28th. The event was sponsored by the Department of English Language and Literature and the Harvard Club of Italy.

“Raising Questions:” Meet Dolen Perkins-Valdez, JCU’s Writer in Residence

“Raising Questions:” Meet Dolen Perkins-Valdez, JCU’s Writer in Residence

The JCU Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation welcomed 2018 Writer in Residence Dolen Perkins-Valdez for a reading from her best-selling novels Wench and Balm on June 18th.

Creative Writing Institute Presents Faculty Reading

Creative Writing Institute Presents Faculty Reading

The JCU community had a chance to listen to creative writing by a group of talented authors who teach in the University’s Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation.

Meet JCU’s Summer 2018 Visiting Professors

Meet JCU’s Summer 2018 Visiting Professors

Meet the distinguished visiting professors who will be teaching during the two Summer 2018 summer sessions.