Join us on Tuesday, February 7th, at 4:10 in the Murphy Seminar Room for a conversation on the craft of writing children’s books with author Britney Winn Lee. All are welcome, and there will be snacks!
Join us on Thursday, February 2 for our first Word Garden of the year! Annie Crouch, Elliot Jackson, Patty Logan, and Somi Matthews will read original works of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction at 8 p.m. in the Murphy Seminar Room. All are welcome!
Got an idea for a project that involves literature or language? Stop by our Proposal Help Session on Tues., 1/24 from 4:10-5 in the Murphy Seminar Room. All stages of project development are welcome—whether you’re needing to brainstorm or edit, we’re here to help.
Calling all first-year students! Murphy Scholar applications are now open. The application deadline is Friday, February 3. Curious about the program? Don’t miss our info session on Thursday, January 19 from 12:10-1:00 in the Murphy Seminar Room.
Submissions are open for this year's Student & Alumni Playwriting Contests! Cash prizes are awarded to 1st and 2nd place winners of each contest, and every entrant receives a written evaluation by the judge. Interested in submitting your work? www.hendrixmurphy.org/article/930300
Professors Hope Coulter and Ty Jaeger will lead a trip to Ireland in July 2023! This overview of Irish literature will start in Dublin and conclude in Bantry with the West Cork Literary Festival. Be on the lookout for application details and further info in January.
Join us this Thursday for our December Word Garden! Samantha Broussard, Verity Callahan, Tillie Lefforge, and Noah Morris will read original works of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction on Thursday, December 1 at 8 p.m. in the Murphy Seminar Room. All are welcome!
Do you have creative work to share? ✏️ The Aonian Literary magazine is open for submissions! Send in your poetry, prose, art, and photography to the Aonian by emailing Aoniansubmissions@gmail.com
! The Aonian publishes student work, and there are monetary awards for the best pieces!
Students, join us on Thursday, 11/10 from 9:45-10:45 a.m. in the Murphy Seminar Room for an informal conversation on the craft of writing with Murphy Visiting Writer Hanif Abdurraqib.
Active literary citizenship is key for finding new homes for your creative work. How do you forge connections and community post-college? Join us on Mon., 11/7 from 5:30-7:00 in the Seminar Room for a ShopTalk with poet and editor Keetje Kuipers. All are welcome. Snacks provided!
Join us next Thursday for our November Word Garden! Lauren Allen, Dominic Diamond, Elliot Jackson, and Sophie Yarbrough will read original works of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction on Thursday, November 3 at 8 p.m. in the Murphy Seminar Room. All are welcome!
Join us Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 6 p.m. in the Murphy House to celebrate Día de los Muertos with music, pan dulce, reading, writing, and more to remember the lives of those who are no longer with us. Snacks and materials provided! Limited seats. RSVP at https://bit.ly/3VUL0oa
Literature and Language over Lunch with Mel White ’72: “Kiwis, Crocs, and Dragon's-Blood Trees: Nature Writing Around the World”
Join Mel White ’72 on Friday 10/28 from 12:10-1 p.m. in the Murphy Seminar Room for a conversation about nature and travel writing. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
by noon on Thurs., 10/27 for a free boxed lunch, and let us know if you would prefer a vegetarian option.
In anticipation of Hanif Abdurraqib’s 11/10 visit, students, faculty, and staff are invited to participate in a discussion of his book A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance on Tues., 10/25. Email Hendrix-Murphy@Hendrix.edu
by 10/7 if interested!
Students, join us on Thursday, 10/6 from 1:15-2:30 p.m. on the first floor of Bailey Library for a conversation on the craft of writing with U.S. Poet Laureate & Murphy Visiting Writer Ada Limón.
In anticipation of Drew Lanham’s 10/26 visit, students, faculty, and staff are invited to take part in a discussion of his book THE HOME PLACE: MEMOIRS OF A COLORED MAN’S LOVE AFFAIR WITH NATURE on Wed 10/19. Email Hendrix-Murphy@Hendrix.edu
by 9/30 to join! Photos: Joel Caldwell
Our very own Murphy Fellow in Theatre Lavinia Roberts is this year’s winner of the 2022 Judith Barlow Prize! Lavinia’s play THE CURIOUS CASE OF AGATHA CHRISTIE was inspired by Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap. A reading of Lavinia’s one-act play and will be streaming 10/13-15.
Proposals for Hendrix-Murphy Funding for Winter Break or Spring projects are due 10/3! Questions about your proposal or still brainstorming? Come to our Proposal Help Session on 9/22 from 11:30-12:30 in the Murphy Seminar Room. Pizza will be provided!
In anticipation of Ada Limón’s 10/6 visit, students, faculty, and staff are invited to participate in a reading and discussion group of Limón’s The Carrying on Wed 9/28. Email Hendrix-Murphy@Hendrix.edu
by 9/16 if you’re interested in participating.
This year’s Spanish Immersion Weekend is 9/30-10/2 in Little Rock. Join Drs. Yuste-Alonso and Vidal-Torreira in an immersive language experience to practice Spanish and enrich your intercultural knowledge. An RSVP is required by 9/16. DM us for details!