Creative Writing News

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.

The Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation Hosts Author Matthew Kneale

The Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation Hosts Author Matthew Kneale

On Wednesday, June 3, the JCU Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation was pleased to host author Matthew Kneale for a reading of excerpts from several of his works, including ‘An Atheist’s History of Belief, and ‘English Passengers.’

Institute for Creative Writing Welcomes Australian Poet Kevin Brophy

Institute for Creative Writing Welcomes Australian Poet Kevin Brophy

On Tuesday, May 26 the John Cabot Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation hosted the first event of Kevin Brophythe sixth-annual Summer Institute that will be held through the month of June at the University.

JCU Professor Shannon Russell Contributes to BBC Radio 4 Program “The Ghetto Inglese”

JCU Professor Shannon Russell Contributes to BBC Radio 4 Program “The Ghetto Inglese”

The area around the Spanish Steps got its name because it was a favorite meeting place for English artists and writers, as well as Grand Tourists and later nineteenth century travelers.

John Cabot University Celebrates 2015 Student Award Ceremony

John Cabot University Celebrates 2015 Student Award Ceremony

President Franco Pavoncello, Vice President and Dean Mary Merva, and Vice President Andrea Giummarra praised this year's group of winners, not just for their impressive academic achievements, but also for the many ways in which they have contributed to the growth of John Cabot University.

The Institute of Creative Writing and Literary Translation Welcomes Poet Marianne Boruch

The Institute of Creative Writing and Literary Translation Welcomes Poet Marianne Boruch

On March 17, the JCU Institute of Creative Writing and Literary Translation hosted a poetry reading by Marianne Boruch.

Professor Elizabeth Geoghegan Wins Two Solas Awards for Best Travel Writing

Professor Elizabeth Geoghegan Wins Two Solas Awards for Best Travel Writing

Professor Elizabeth Geoghegan Wins Two Solas Awards for Best Travel Writing.

Professor Daniel Roy Connelly Selected as Finalist for the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award

Professor Daniel Roy Connelly Selected as Finalist for the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award

English Language and Literature and Theater Professor Daniel Roy Connelly has been selected as one of 60 finalists in the international Aesthetica Creative Writing Award that attracted thousands of entries from writers across the world.

Professor Elizabeth Geoghegan and Editor Paula Derrow Give Joint Reading and Presentation on Women in Digital Publishing

Professor Elizabeth Geoghegan and Editor Paula Derrow Give Joint Reading and Presentation on Women in Digital Publishing

On February 17, the JCU Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation presented a joint reading and presentation by Creative Writing Professor Elizabeth Geoghegan and Shebooks Editor Paula Derrow.

The Creative Writing Institute Welcomes Author Annamaria Alfieri

The Creative Writing Institute Welcomes Author Annamaria Alfieri

Alfieri is an acclaimed mystery author who lives in New York City but spends much of her time in Florence.