• Welcome Back + Fall 2014 Writing Program Events

    Confluence is kicking off the fall semester with Devyn Olin’s research paper “Quit Blocking the Painting; I’m Trying to Instagram’: Art In the Digital Age.” Stay tuned for more student work forthcoming in the following weeks and months.

    For your calendar, the Gallatin Writing Program has a host of wonderful events coming up:

    Gallatin Global Writers: Amjad Nasser

    Tuesday, September 30 | 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. | Jerry H Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts

    Gallatin Global Writers, a new Writing Program series, highlights contemporary international authors and the diverse literary traditions and cultures from which their writing arises.

    Amjad Nasser is one of the major poets of the Arab world. Born in Jordan in 1955, from 1976 he worked as a journalist in Beirut and Cyprus. Since 1987 he has lived in London, where he is managing editor and cultural editor of the daily newspaper, Al-Quds Al-Arabi. He has published nine volumes of poetry, four travel memoirs and a novel. His works have been translated into ten languages. Nasser will read from and discuss his work. He will be introduced by Gallatin professor, poet, and translator Sinan Antoon.


    Gallatin Review  Recruitment Meeting

    Monday October 6 | 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. | Dean’s Conference Room (801)

    Interested editors will have the opportunity to meet one another and learn about the Gallatin Review publishing process from past editors; the faculty advisor, Sara Murphy; and the Graduate Assistant, Syma Mohammed.

    Careers in Writing and Publishing : Science for a General Audience

    Thursday, October 16| 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. | Jerry H Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts

    Do your interdisciplinary interests include both writing or literature as well as science, including health science and environmental science? Intrigued by the larger social and ethical issues raised by research in science and medicine? Are you interested in communicating scientific ideas to a general audience?

    The Gallatin Writing Program will host a reading and discussion on these topics by prominent science writers and editors as part of its Careers in Writing and Publishing series. The panelists will be New York Times science editor David Corcoran; medical journalist and NYU Journalism School SHERPA (Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting) alumna and teacher Apoorva Mandavilli; and Gallatin alumna and author of Trespassing on Einstein’s Lawn (Bantam Books, 2014), Amanda Gefter.

    Friday, October 17 | 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. | Dean’s Conference Room (801)

    As a follow-up to the panel discussion, three to four Gallatin students will circulate and read aloud their own science writing and receive feedback from Amanda Gefter.


    Questions? Contact Allyson Paty, Writing Program Coordinator