Murphy Visiting Poets Ilya Kaminsky & Katie Farris’ @hendrixcollege visit is just two weeks away! Their public reading will be on Tuesday, 3/28 at 7:30 pm in Reves Recital Hall. This event is free, open to the public, and no tickets or reservations are required.
Got an idea for a summer or fall project that involves literature or language? Apply to the HMF for support! Email Hendrix-Murphy@Hendrix.edu
with questions and ideas. All stages of project development are welcome. Applications due 4/3.
Students interested in playwriting are encouraged to apply to the Playwriting Intensive program at St. Mary’s University in London. Professor Roberts will take 8 students to the UK 6/18-25. Don't miss the info session on Monday, 3/6 at 4:10 in the Murphy Seminar Room.
In anticipation of Pulitzer Prize winning poet Sharon Olds’ April campus visit, students, faculty, and staff are invited to participate in a pre-visit reading group on her newest book, Balladz on Thurs. 3/16 at 4:15. RSVP to McGill@Hendrix.edu
by 3/6 to reserve your free copy.
Join us on Thursday, March 2 for Word Garden! 🌱 Sydney Austen, Keira Boop, Owen Edgington, and Mayra Velazquez will read original works of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction at 8 p.m. in the Murphy Seminar Room. All are welcome!
Students interested in early modern drama are encouraged to apply to this summer's Murphy sponsored Renaissance theatre trip. Dr. Margo Kolenda-Mason will take 4 students to the UK 5/17-25. Info session in Murphy on 2/27 from 4:10-5. Email Kolenda-Mason@Hendrix.edu
for more info.
Hendrix College invites applications for two Murphy Fellow positions to begin in August 2023! These are blended teaching-programmatic positions: fellows teach in their home department and mentor undergraduate scholars in literature and language pursuits. Click here for more information: https://linktr.ee/HendrixMurphyFoundation
In anticipation of poets Katie Farris & Ilya Kaminsky's 3/28 visit, students, faculty, and staff are invited to participate in a discussion of each of their books. Dr. Dasbach will guide the conversation on Wed. 2/22. Email McGill@Hendrix.edu
by 2/14 if interested!
Join us Thursday, 2/9 at 11:10 in the Murphy Seminar Room for insight into this year’s Murphy Visiting Theatre Director’s vision of a Hendrix Players’ production. William Ragsdale ’83 will discuss his direction of the dark comedy The Hope Hypothesis by Cat Miller!
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!