Seniors Read Creative Writing Pieces After Four Years of Devotion to the Art

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By Jack Despeaux  Student Life Editor Every fall, bright-eyed freshman creative writers go to the Rose O’Neill Literary House and read their original poems, fiction, and nonfiction as a way of introducing themselves to the English Department. Their dreams are set with hopes of winning the Sophie Kerr Prize and making a name for themselves as […]

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Enoch Pratt Library: Contest Provides Opportunity for Poets

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By Jack Despeaux Student Life Editor Picture yourself standing at a podium: an audience of sophisticated poetry lovers sit before you, an undergraduate with high aspirations. Your name is published in a national journal, and there’s a full window display of you and your work. To get all of this, you think, and it didn’t even cost […]

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Natalie Diaz Reads, Creates With WC

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By Abby Wargo News Editor Dr. James Allen Hall, associate professor of English and director of the Rose O’Neill Literary House, described Natalie Diaz’s 2012 poetry collection, “When My Brother Was an Aztec” as a book that is, “forging a future I want to live in.” On Thursday, Feb. 1 at 4:30 p.m., Diaz came to […]

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First-Years Read Works

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By Abby Wargo Student Life Editor The Rose O’Neill Literary House’s penultimate event of the fall semester, the First Year Reading, serves as a kind of debutante ball for young writers emerging in the Washington College literary scene. “This is a tradition at WC that invites students in English 103 Intro to Creative Writing [to read […]

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Transgender Lives Honored by College and Community

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By Molly Igoe News Editor The number 325 was repeated throughout this year’s Transgender Day of Remembrance. It represents the number of reported murders of transgender and gender-diverse people as of September. “This number, 325, doesn’t include suicides, it doesn’t include deaths that occurred from natural causes like heart attacks; these were murders, these were […]

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Celebrating the Life of Eastern Shore’s Mary Wood

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By Molly Igoe and Abby Wargo News Editor and Student Life Editor Mary Wood didn’t want a funeral; she wanted a party. Her granddaughter Maria Wood, who was also involved in planning the celebration of Mary Wood’s life on Saturday, Nov. 4, said, “She wanted us to have wine. Lots and lots of wine. And to […]

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Purpura Visits Literary House, Talks “Scream”

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By Mary Sprague Elm Staff Writer The porch of the Rose O’Neill Literary House was full — faculty, staff, students, and members of the Chestertown community came out for the release of Lia Purpura’s lyrical essay, “Scream (or never minding)” on Thursday, Oct. 19. “Scream” went on to win a Pushcart Prize in 2016. Purpura […]

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