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  • Writing Now, Right Now, Together

    We often think of writing as a solitary pursuit—a lonely habit isolating us from others. Perhaps that is why writers are experts at procrastination. That is certainly my reason: I became a historian out of a curiosity about people, and I often put off my writing in favor of immediate human connection. But recently I […] More »
  • Honors Thesis Pizza Revising Workshop. What's Wrong with this Headline?

    Honors Thesis Workshop: Pizza Served. Honors Thesis Revising Workshop and Pizza Party. Revising the Honors Thesis and Eating Pizza.  You get the idea. On Tuesday, February 28, from 5-6 in the Greenaway Room of Wallace Library, Professors Connie Campana and Lisa Lebduska will offer a workshop for Honors Thesis writers on editing and revising the […] More »
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    Summer Writing: The Six-Word Memoir by You

    Writing Program tutors and faculty brought writing to Welcome to Wheaton Day via Visiting Assistant Professor Ruth Foley's Poems on Demand and the Six Word Memoir. More »
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    International Students Go Big in Chase Small

    What is college in Italy like? Should people call you by a nickname that they find easier to pronounce than your given name? What kinds of questions are appropriate to ask about you and your country? More »
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    Inspiring philanthropy

    Students in Professor of English Lisa Lebduska’s “Writing in Professional Contexts” class explored this art—but with purpose—when they developed crowdfunding projects. More »
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    Honors Thesis Editing & Revising Workshop

    What do pizza and writing have in common? Everything, if you're attending the February 25 Editing and Revising Honors Thesis Workshop offered by Professors Connie Campana and Lisa Lebduska. Held in the library's Woolley Electronic Classroom from 5-6, this workshop will help writers from all majors approach the revising and editing of their theses. The […] More »
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    Writing Fellow Publishes on Immigration

    Wheaton-Emerson Writing Fellow Claudia Ward-de Leon's short story "Outside the KFC" was published in the literary journal Bird's Thumb this fall. Part of Ward-de Leon's thesis at Emerson, the story explores an encounter between migrant farm workers and a woman who tries to help them following a car accident. Like the main character, Ward-de Leon […] More »
  • Rising Senior Lands Competitive Writing Internship

    When friends ask Monica Vendituoli (’15) what she did last summer, she’ll be able to tell them they can read all about it. Vendituoli, an economics major who chaired Wheaton’s Hearing Board during her junior year, landed a paid summer internship at the Students section of The Chronicle of Higher Education. Since she began in […] More »
  • Professor Foley Unites Poets July 28-Aug 2

    For the fourth consecutive summer, Professor Ruth Foley is organizing and participating in the Connecticut River Advanced Conference on Poetry and Poetics in Chester, CT (usually simply called "Chester"). Born from a desire to grow as poets and educators, and based on the pedagogical underpinnings of The Frost Place, which emphasizes  our poetic roots through […] More »
  • Faculty Lunch: Creating a Process

    Wheaton-Emerson Writing Fellow Molly McGillicuddy kicks off this year's faculty brown bag lunch series on March 20 in PDR 1, from 12:30-200 with "Writing Research as Process: Designing Assignments to Enhance Exploration and Critical Thought." Molly will talk to faculty about ways of sequencing writing assignments so that students can identify questions and explore ideas […] More »