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Creative writer receives Fulbright to study Islamic feminism

Nora Salem, a master of fine arts student in creative writing, has won a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant to study Islamic feminism in Malaysia.

Virginia Tech celebrates Poem in Your Pocket Day

Virginia Tech’s Creative Writing program recently commemorated Poem in Your Pocket Day with a collection of poetry by the program’s faculty members and students.

Nikki Giovanni announces 2016 Steger Poetry Prize winners

“When we think of poetry, we think of the soul of humankind,” said world-renowned poet Nikki Giovanni. “Today, we have lifted that to the heavens.” Giovanni, University Distinguished Professor of English at Virginia Tech, uttered those words at a recent celebration of the winners of the 2016 Steger Poetry Prize.

Summer institute to focus on societal perceptions and self-views of veterans

What does it mean to be a military-service veteran in the United States? Virginia Tech’s College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences and University Libraries will join the National Endowment for the Humanities in hosting a summer institute to explore that question and, ideally, build a foundation for veterans studies as an academic field of inquiry.

2016 Steger Poetry Prize winners to be announced

Nikki Giovanni, world-renowned poet and University Distinguished Professor of English at Virginia Tech, will announce the winners of the 2016 Steger Poetry Prize on April 19 at 5 pm in the Holtzman Alumni Center. A reception will follow the ceremony.

Undergraduate Research and Writing Symposium to showcase student talent

The Department of English at Virginia Tech will hold its 11th annual Undergraduate Research and Writing Symposium on April 15.

Writing Center presents Tiffany Rousculp

Join us as the Virginia Tech Writing Center presents "The Paradox of Belonging and a Rhetoric of Respect," a talk by writing center scholar Tiffany Rousculp

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