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Jonathan Brown, Professor of Biology The National Science Foundation has funded, "Evolution of Color Variation in Hawaiian Damselflies: Causal Links for an Ecological Selection Hypothesis," as part of its Facilitating Research at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions program (DEB...

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Three Grinnell College students have been chosen as Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellows (MMUF): Alexandra Odom ’16, Jermaine Stewart-Webb ’16, and Connie Wang ’16. They are the sixth MMUF cohort from Grinnell. “Mellon is such an incredible opportunity and it’s so life-changing,”...
The winners of this year’s creative writing contests are: Nick Adams Short Story Nelson Ogbuagu ’16, winner — $1000 for “Playing It Safe” Grace Lloyd ’16, honorable mention — for “Crush” James Norman Hall '10 Aspiring Writer Award Alejandra Rodriguez Wheelock ’17 — $2000 for “...
Jack Shuler will present a free public lecture, “The Thirteenth Turn:  A History of the Noose,” at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, in ARH Room 102 - Kallaus Lecture Hall. Shuler is an associate professor & John and Christine Warner Professor of English and the author of a new...
Award-winning poet and playwright Dan O'Brien's second visit to Grinnell College this semester features a reading of the first act of his award-winning play, The Body of an American, at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 17. In March, O’Brien taught an English and theatre short intensive...
Award-winning poet and playwright Dan O’Brien will be in residence March 1–7 and April 16–19, sponsored by Writers@Grinnell and Artists@Grinnell. O’Brien is giving a free public works in progress talk about his creative process at 4:15 p.m. Thursday, March 5, in Faulconer...
In the first grant announcement of its 50th anniversary year, the National Endowment for the Arts has awarded individual creative writing fellowships of $25,000 each to 37 fiction and creative nonfiction writers including Dean Bakopoulos, writer-in-residence at Grinnell College...
Roxane Gay's visit to Grinnell on April 7, 2016 has been cancelled.  Bestselling author and feminist scholar Roxane Gay will read from her work and discuss writing on Thursday, April 7, as part of the Writers@Grinnell series and Scholars’ Convocation at Grinnell College. The...
Nelson Ogbuagu ’16 has been named the winner of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest 2016 Nick Adams Short Story Contest. His story, "Playing it Safe," was selected from the 32 stories submitted by students from ACM colleges. Author Bill Hillman, who served as the final judge...
Most students have to worry about finishing 20- or 30-page research papers or equally long essays in their final semester of college. Emily Mesev ’15 will hand in a 300-page novel. Originally from Northern Ireland, Mesev considered attending a university in the United Kingdom...
Professor of English Ralph Savarese’s nonfiction essay, "River of Words, Raft of Our Conjoined Neurologies," was selected as a Notable Essay in Best American Essays 2013. The essay — which originally appeared in the journal Fourth Genre Spring 2012 — is about reading The...
Silvia Elena Foster-Frau ’15 has received the Hearst Journalism Fellowship, a two-year digital media journalism fellowship awarded to four to six aspiring journalists each year. For the first year of her fellowship, Foster-Frau will be reporting for the Hearst Connecticut Media...
*/ Grinnell alumni return to campus for a two-day symposium on written communication Friday and Saturday, Feb. 19 and 20, 2016. The free, public symposium features informational panels, writing challenges, an internship and information fair, and plenty of opportunities to talk...
Antonya Nelson, the upcoming author in Writers@Grinnell will be on campus for two events on Thursday, October 29: Reading at 8 p.m. in Rosenfield Center, Room 101 Roundtable at 4:15 p.m. in Rosenfield Center, Room 209 Antonya Nelson is the author of nine books of fiction (three...
Award-winning author Alissa Nutting will read from her work and discuss writing on Friday, April 22nd as part of the Writers@Grinnell series at Grinnell College. The free, public event will start at 4:15 p.m. in the Burling Library Lounge. Alissa Nutting authored the short story...
Writers@Grinnell brings poet and memoirist Brian Turner to campus for two free public events on Thursday, March 12 in the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center. Roundtable: 4:15 p.m. Thursday, March 12, in Rosenfield Center, Room 209. Reading: 8 p.m. Thursday, March 12, in Rosenfield Center...
Award-winning poet, Chris Martin, will read from his work and discuss writing on Thursday, September 15 as part of the Writers@Grinnell series at Grinnell College. The event, which is free and open to the public, will start at 8 p.m in the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center, Room 101. In...
Novelist and short story writer Daphne Kalotay visits campus for Writers@Grinnell. She’ll present two free public events on Thursday, April 16, 2015, in the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center. Roundtable: 4:15 p.m., Rosenfield Center Room 209 Reading: 8 p.m., Rosenfield Center Room 101...
Celebrated poet Edward Hirsch ’72 will join Professor of English Ralph Savarese in a conversation about poetry and parenting at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, in the Faulconer Gallery.  “‘If the Music is Too Loud You’re Too Old:’ A Conversation with Edward Hirsch ’72 about Poetry,...
Haitian American best selling author and social activist Edwidge Danticat will read from her work and discuss writing on Thursday, Feb. 25 as part of the Writers@Grinnell series at Grinnell College.  The event, which is free and open to the public, will start at 8 p.m. in the...
Award-winning poet, translator, and scholar, Hai-Dang Phan ’03, along with award-winning poet Rick Barot, will read from their work and discuss writing on Thursday, Sept. 1 as part of the Writers@Grinnell series at Grinnell College. The event, which is free and open to the...
Jami Attenberg, the next author in Writers@Grinnell will be on campus for two events on Tuesday, Sept. 22: Reading at 8 p.m. in Rosenfield Center, Room 101 Roundtable at 4:15 p.m. in Rosenfield Center, Room 209 Attenberg has written about sex, technology, design, books,...
Award-winning poet Jeffrey Harrison will read from his work and discuss writing on Thursday, Nov. 19, as part of the Writers@Grinnell series at Grinnell College. The event, which is free and open to the public, will start at 8 p.m. in Joe Rosenfield '25 Center, Room 101. In...
Kiese Laymon, the second author in this year’s Writers @Grinnell series, will present two events on Thursday, Sept. 17: Roundtable at 4:15 p.m. in Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center, Room 209 Reading at 8 p.m. in Rosenfield Center, Room 101 Laymon is an African-American southern writer,...
Photo Credit: Brigitte Sire Writers@Grinnell brings Nami Mun, author of Miles from Nowhere, to campus for two free public events on Thursday, Feb. 19 in the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center. Roundtable: 4:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, in Rosenfield Center 209 Reading: 8 p.m. Thursday,...
Pulitzer-Prize winning novelist Richard Russo, the upcoming author in Writers@Grinnell, will be on campus for two events on Thursday, November 12: Reading at 8 p.m. in Rosenfield Center, Room 101 Roundtable at 4:15 p.m. in Rosenfield Center, Room 209 Russo received the Pulitzer...
Award winning author, Rob Spillman, will read from his work and discuss writing on Monday, April 18 at 8:00 p.m. in ARH 302. In addition, Spillman will lead a roundtable discussion which is free and open to the public, at 4:15 p.m. April 18 in JRC 209. Rob Spillman is Editor and...
Stephanie Ford '95 is next in Writers@Grinnell series. Stephanie Ford will read from her work and discuss writing on Thursday, March 3 as part of the Writers@Grinnell series at Grinnell College.  The event, which is free and open to the public, will start at 8 p.m. in the...
Picture books that beg to be reread dozens of times are a unique and challenging art form. Molly Beth Griffin ’05 has published two picture books so far, Loon Baby and Rhoda’s Rock Hunt, which was recently released. She has a dozen manuscripts in various stages of preparation...
Dean Bakopoulos, writer-in-residence and assistant professor of English at Grinnell College, took a break from editing his third novel, Summerlong, to talk about writing, teaching, and James Franco. Here’s what he had to say: Summerlong Summerlong is about four main characters...