• Literary journalist speaking at Cornell College

    Literary journalist Nathan Schneider will speak at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 25 in the Van Etten-Lacey House about the importance of storytelling in our encounter with the world and give world-tested advice about how to survive as a young writer. Read More

  • Luplow reflects on a semester of creative insights

    My first semester at Cornell was loaded with awesomeness: photographing King Chapel a million times over, reading “Paradise Lost” until I began dreaming in 17th-century rhetoric, tweaking out with Beethoven and 35mm negatives in the darkroom at 3 a.m. But there is one aspect in particular that made it extraordinary. Read More

  • Reading by visiting writer Sandra Beasley Nov. 15

    Distinguished Visiting Writer Sandra Beasley will read from her poetry and prose on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Van Etten-Lacey House. Beasley is on campus to teach an advanced creative writing course, Stranger Than Fiction: Creative Writing about the Sciences. Read More

  • Visiting author: Curtis Bauer

    Curtis Bauer will be at the Van Etten-Lacey House Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. Bauer is the author of three poetry collections: Fence Line (2004), which won the John Ciardi Poetry Prize; Spanish Sketchbook (2012), a bilingual English/Spanish collection published in Spain; and The Real Cause for Your Absence (2013). Read More

  • Center for the Literary Arts brings a love of literature to campus.

    With the Center for the Literary Arts, Cornell College is bringing a love of literature and creative writing to the entire campus. It’s not just for English majors—the center brings in students from numerous majors and offers them the opportunity to listen to and learn from visiting writers, and share their work with the whole community. Read More

  • College acquires home for Center for the Literary Arts

    Cornell College has purchased a house with historic ties to its English and creative writing department that will serve as home to the newly-created Center for the Literary Arts. The house on Third Street SW in Mount Vernon was built in 1937 by Bernard Van Etten ’26 and author and highly-respected Cornell English professor Winifred […] Read More

  • Cornell creating Center for the Literary Arts

    Drawing from the strength and rich history of its English department, next fall Cornell College will launch an academic enrichment program known as the Center for the Literary Arts. The center will foster the cultivation of imaginative writing and communication across departments and disciplines. Four donors have pledged nearly $100,000 over five years to fund […] Read More