Writing

Faculty member's first novel named a must-read by Oprah Magazine

The book by Caitlin Horrocks is a historical fiction novel based on an eccentric French composer.

Jul 16, 2019


Faculty member's poem selected for national website

Award-winning author Amorak Huey, associate professor of writing, was selected for Poem of the Day by the Academy of American Poets. 

Mar 25, 2019


Acclaimed authors to discuss their craft during GVSU Writers Series winter events

Two Grand Valley State University writing faculty members will discuss the inner-workings of their creativity and craft during the annual Grand Valley Writers Series. Chris Haven, associate professor of writing, and Gale Thompson, visiting professor, will present a faculty reading on February 5. Haven teaches courses in intermediate and advanced fiction, beginning creative writing, style and techniques, and composition among other topics. Thompson is the author of two chapbooks and the founding editor of Jellyfish Magazine.

Feb 4, 2019


Award-winning poets to discuss their work, inspirations during Fall Arts Celebration

Two unique poetic voices will share their work and discuss their inspirations with the West Michigan community during Fall Arts Celebration at Grand Valley State University. "An Evening of Poetry and Conversation with Ada Limón and Carl Phillips" will take place October 18 on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus. A reception and book signing will take place after both authors read samples from their work.

Oct 11, 2018


Alumni to share Laker Effect stories, professional experiences during multiple presentations

A mathematician who works for Disney and the investigative reporter who broke the Larry Nassar sex abuse story will be among 10 alumni from Grand Valley's College of Liberal Arts of Sciences who will return to campus to speak about their professional experiences. The CLAS Distinguished Alumni-in-Residence will participate in presentations, lectures, Q&A sessions and meet-and-greet opportunities on the Allendale Campus October 1-5.

Sep 28, 2018


Acclaimed authors to discuss their craft during annual Writers Series

The Grand Valley Writers Series has a long history of enlisting distinguished and emerging writers to visit the campuses of Grand Valley State University to read from their work for the community, visit classes to interact with students and discuss their career paths. This year's Writers Series will feature eight acclaimed authors, two of which are Grand Valley faculty members, during multiple events between September 17, 2018 and April 9, 2019.

Sep 12, 2018


Faculty authors to discuss their craft and careers during annual Writers Series

Two Grand Valley State University writing professors will discuss the inner-workings of their creativity and craft during the annual Grand Valley Writers Series. Patricia Clark and Roger Gilles will present a faculty reading on Wednesday, February 7, from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Cook-DeWitt Center. Readings will be followed by a book signing.

Jan 31, 2018


Students earn national awards for excellence in writing

Poetry crafted by two Grand Valley students has received national recognition for excellence in writing. Paige Leland and Maria McKee earned "Intro Awards" from the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) competition. The competition aims to spotlight the best new works by students enrolled in the AWP member program.

Nov 20, 2017


The extraordinary in the ordinary to be explored during Fall Arts Celebration poetry night

One of the wonders of poetry is the potential for the intricacies of ordinary life to be described in extraordinary ways. Patricia Clark, event coordinator and professor of writing, said this is exactly what audiences can expect to hear during this year's Fall Arts Celebration poetry night with acclaimed authors Jane Hirshfield and Dan Gerber. "An Evening of Poetry and Conversation with Jane Hirshfield and Dan Gerber" will take place October 26. The reading will be followed by a reception and book signing.

Oct 18, 2017


Fall Arts Celebration to offer free events of art, music, dance, poetry and more

Acrobatic dancers flying through the air, reflections on resegregation, holiday music from France, a collection of Middle Eastern artifacts 50 years in making, and much more will dazzle audiences during this year's Fall Arts Celebration. For the past 13 years, audiences have experienced a series of six free events each fall, including an art exhibition, academic lecture, holiday celebration and showcases of dance, music and poetry. These events are meant as gifts to the West Michigan community, which has supported the growth

Aug 15, 2017