The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) announced this week the selection of Shari Wagner, a 1980 Goshen College graduate, as the new Indiana State Poet Laureate.
Jeff Gundy ’75, a professor of English at Bluffton (Ohio) University, has been named 2014 Ohio Poet of the Year for his collection, “Somewhere Near Defiance,” published last year by Anhinga Press.
This summer, 18 Goshen College students are participating in the Maple Scholars Summer Research Program.
When we keep hearing about the plans of our peers, we may become worried about our own plans. Maybe we aren’t doing the right thing, or we worry that we’ll get stuck doing something we don’t love, or we compare ourselves to others.
Goshen College students involved with campus publications were recently honored for their work at the Indiana Collegiate Press Association (ICPA) competition for print media. ICPA presented awards at its annual conference on April 11 in Indianapolis. Among the winners were staff members of The Record, the student newspaper, and Red Cents, the student arts journal.
Helen Frost, an award-winning writer for young adults, will lead a writing workshop on Wednesday, April 29 from 4:30-5:45 p.m. in Goshen College’s Newcomer Center, Room 19. A book reading will follow at 7:30 p.m.
Goshen College’s Pinchpenny Press released four student chapbooks, an anthology of nonfiction essays and a creative arts magazine this month. Pinchpenny Press publishes chapbooks for students, faculty and friends of Goshen College. The program began in 1969 and has since produced 188 books.
Marta Brunner, head of collections, research and instructional services in the Charles E. Young Research Library at UCLA, has been named the new college librarian at Skidmore College.
Jeff Gundy, an award-winning writer on the cutting edge of poetry and creative nonfiction and a central figure in Mennonite literature, will give a presentation on “Poetry, the Sleeping King, and Creative Doubt” on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Goshen College Music Center’s Rieth Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception and book signing.
John Ruth will offer a lecture about his new memoir, “Branch,” in Goshen College’s Newcomer Center Room 17 on Thursday, April 24 at 7 p.m. A reception will follow the lecture, during which books will be available for purchase and signing. The event is free and open to the public.