Daily Archives: June 3, 2009

Playwriting Award

More good news: I’ve just learned that Stephen Barkhimer (GRS ’07) has won the National John Cauble Short Play Award, from the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, for his play Hard Rain. Just so there’s no doubt in anyone’s mind, this is a huge deal.  In addition to being an excellent playwright, Stephen is also a […]

Charles Simic

Here’s a link to the Charles Simic reading at the Robert Lowell Memorial Lecture back in February. Video of the Faculty Reading should be available shortly. [View video]

Vacation Envy

Our intrepid Playwrights’ Theatre Artistic Director, and Professor, Kate Snodgrass just returned from Italy, and forwarded me these pictures. It’s okay if you’re jealous, or if you cried out “I want to go to there!” Italy will do that to a person.

Prize Winners

We’re happy to announce the winners of several awards: Nikki Bazar is this year’s winner of the Florence Engel Randall Prize in Fiction. Caroline Sterne is the recipient of the Paul T. Hurley Prize in poetry for 2009. Shilpi Suneja is the recipient of the Saul Bellow Award for fiction for 2009. And Renee Emerson’s […]

Tiananmen Square, 20 Years Later

As some of you may know Rachel DeWoskin (GRS ’00 and mentioned in the previous post) spent a large part of her life living in China. She’s just written a piece for NPR, looking back on the Tiananmen Square massacre, and its historical significance. You can read the full text of her article on the NPR website. (Photo […]