The 2017 Carroll College Literary Festival welcomes novelist and short story writer Fiona McFarland, all the way from Australia! The festival includes an off-campus community reading, student panels and readings, a flash-fiction workshop, and a poetry slam, culminating in a keynote reading by Fiona. November 8 at Hub Coffee. November 9 on campus.
ARC Director Kevin Hadduck's book of poetry, Hymnody of the Blue Heron, appears on WordTech Communications, Cherry Grove Imprint.
Alum Virginia Reeves ('00) has recently published her novel Work Like Any Other on Simon and Schuster (March 2016). The novel was long-listed for the 2016 Man Booker Prize. Also an alum of the prestigious James A. Michner Center for Writers at the University of Texas, she was the keynote speaker at the 2016 Carroll College Undergraduate Literary Festival. Past speakers have included Ann Pancake, Michael Garriga, and John Reimringer.
Dr. Debra Bernardi presented a paper at the international conference of the Society for the Study of American Women Writers, in Philadelphia, November 4-8. The paper is titled, "'Bichromatism Was Prevalent throughout Tuscany': Resisting Boundaries in Mary McCarthy's "The Stones of Florence" and is part of a book project on Italy and the American female imagination.