Creative Writing News

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

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.

Literature Club Launches JCU’s First Literary Magazine Ex Animo

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

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

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

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

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”

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

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.

Professor Daniel R. Connelly Publishes New Poetry Collection

Professor Daniel R. Connelly Publishes New Poetry Collection

Professor Daniel Roy Connelly's latest book, Extravagant Stranger: a Memoir in Prose PoetryExtravagant Stranger by Daniel Roy Connelly, will be published in June 2017 by Little Island Press.

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.

JCU Institute of Entrepreneurship Welcomes CEO “Fairbooks”

JCU Institute of Entrepreneurship Welcomes CEO “Fairbooks”

On Monday September 19, 2016 Professor Daniele Pica’s BUS/CMS 361 class and the Institute of Entrepreneurship welcomed Diego Banovaz, a young entrepreneur from Trieste, Italy.

Faculty Development Funds Support JCU’s Outstanding Professors

Faculty Development Funds Support JCU’s Outstanding Professors

JCU Vice President and Academic Dean Mary Merva is pleased to announce the JCU Faculty Development Funds (FDC) awarded for the academic year 2015-2016.

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.