Upcoming Events For Spring 2018
In residence March 21-23, 2018
In residence April 18-20, 2018
Louis A. & Mary Wagner-Berger Memorial Prize Scholarship
Since 1987 the Wagner-Berger Prize has encouraged creative writing at the College of Saint Benedict. Patricia and Leonard Porcello endowed this prize to honor Patricia's parents, Louis and Mary Wagner Berger, and to support college women who are interested in writing short stories and novels. Since then, Patricia Porcello has passed away, but thanks to this generous gift, many aspiring writers have received the prize and the honor of having their stories published in Studio One.
Available to any full-time CSB student.
Send Submissions to Lori Moe at [email protected] or Quad 355A
Due: February 5, 2018
Sharif’s Look is a powerful, innovative exploration of the language of war by a new poet of passion and conscience. It was a finalist for the 2016 National Book Award for Poetry, named one of The New York Times Book Review's 100 Notable Books of 2016, a A Publisher's Weekly Best Book of 2016, a Washington Post Best Poetry Collection of 2016, one of The New Yorker's “Books We Loved” in 2016, and one of the San Francisco Chronicle's 100 Recommended Books of 2016. Visit the Literary Arts Institute for more information.
Danticat's The Art of Death: Writing the Final Story is a Sister Mariella Gable Award-winning book. Danticat has received numerous awards and honors, including the National Book Critics Circle Award for autobiography, the American Book Award, a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, and was twice a finalist for the National Book Award in fiction. Visit the Literary Arts Institute for more information.
Matthew Batt's fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Tin house, Mid-American Review, The Isthmus, and elsewhere. The English Department welcomed author Matt Batt to our student reading April 4 with a reading from Matt as well as student performances of their personal writings.
Acclaimed poet Eamonn Wall is the author of seven collections of poetry, his most recent being Junction City: New and Selected Poems 1990-2015 (2015). Eamonn joined us for a conversation honoring Sr. Colman O'Connell, OSB. This event was presented by SJU pottery artist-in-residence, Richard Bresnahan, and SJU University Chair in Critical Thinking, Nick Hayes.
Susan Stewart - Sister Mariella Gable Award Winner 2016
National Book Critics Circle Award Winner, Susan Stewart is the poet behind the books Red Rover (2008), The Forest (1995), and Columbarium (2003). Ann Hamilton is an internationally renowned visual artist known for the sensory surrounds of her large-scale multimedia installations. Both artists joined us in a collaborative performance of their pieces, "Channel" and "Mirror."
There was also a viewing of Michael Mercil's film Covenant and a discussion with the three artists about collaboration among artists of different mediums.
Susan Stewart, 2016 Sister Mariella Gable winner, also participated in a public reading of her various works at the College of Saint Benedict.