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Senior Research Projects

Kinesiology majors all complete a research project in their senior year.

 

Fiction Writer
Brock Clarke


reading
Wednesday
March 7, 2007
7:30 p.m.
Peeler Auditorium

Brockway Clarke, assistant professor of English at the University of Cincinnati and fiction editor of The Cincinnati Review, is the recipient of the 2004 Prairie Schooner Book Series Prize for Carrying the Torch, which was published by the University of Nebraska Press in 2005. He also published another short story collection, What We Won't Do, and a novel, The Ordinary White Boy. His fourth book, the novel entitled An Arsonists Guide to Writers' Homes in New England, will be published in September 2007.

 

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Playwright
Arthur Kopit

reading
Wednesday
March 21, 2007
7:30 p.m.
Peeler Auditorium

Author of over 30 plays, garnering international attention as one of America’s foremost playwrights, Arthur Kopit writes in ways that challenge societal norms with biting satire, theatrical innovation, and tragicomic plots, with an uncanny ability to comment with clarity on our time.

He is the author of: Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad; Indians (Tony Nominee, Finalist for Pulitzer Prize); Wings (Tony Nominee, Finalist for Pulitzer Prize); a new translation of Ibsen's Ghosts; the book for the musical Nine (Tony Award for Best Musical, 1982, Tony Award for Best Musical revival, 2003 - starring Antonio Banderas); End of the World with Symposium to Follow; the book for the musical Phantom; the book for the musical High Society; Road to Nirvana; BecauseHeCan (originally entitled Y2K); Chad Curtis, Lost Again, and numerous one acts. Currently, his musical, “Lewis and Clark” is in development, as is a film version of his play Y2K.

Kopit has taught playwriting at New York University, Yale Drama School, Yale College, Columbia University, Harvard, CCNY, Hunter College and Princeton and has led playwriting workshop around the country.

 

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The Putnam Count Library Author Series presents a conversation
with poet Kay Ryan, in cooperation with the Kelly Writers Series.

 

Poet
Kay Ryan

reading
Thursday
April 5, 2007
7:00 p.m.
Putnam County Library
Kiwanis Room

Kay Ryan has won such prestigious prizes as the Guggenheim Fellowship and the Ruth Lilly Prize. She teaches at the College of Marin in Kentfield, California, and her work has appeared in, among other places, The New Yorker, The Atlantic and Poetry.

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Fiction Writer & Novelist
Sara Pritchard

reading
Wednesday
April 11, 2007
7:30 p.m.
Peeler Auditorium

Sara Pritchard won the 2002 Katharine Bakeless Nason Literary Publication Prize in Fiction, sponsored by the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. Her winning novel, Crackpots, chosen by the contest judge, Ursula Hegi, was published by Houghton Mifflin and went on to become a New York Times Notable Book of the Year for 2003.

Sara lives in Morgantown, West Virginia, and divides her time between home and work at the West VirginiaUniversity Press.

 

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Creative Nonfiction Writer

J.D. Scrimgeour

Reading
Tuesday
April 17, 2007
7:30 p.m.
Peeler Auditorium

J.D. Scrimgeour, a former English instructor at DePauw, is currently the coordinator for the Creative Writing Program at Salem State College in Salem, Massachuetts. After publishing Spin Moves in 2000, his second book, Themes for English B won the 2005 AWP Award in Creative Nonfiction.