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Sewanee: The University of the South

"It is difficult to get the news from poems, yet men die miserably every day for lack of what is found there."
William Carlos Williams

With rich and varied literary and writing courses, this program transforms students into close readers, insightful critics, and superior writers. Students analyze classical, medieval, British, American, Irish, African American, and modern literature; may select from a range of courses in major authors, special topics, or the practice of journalism; and try their hands at composing plays, songs, poems, and short stories under the tutelage of regular professors as well as noted visiting writers.

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Sewanee Review Announces Fall Open House

October 16, 2014

Join us on Tuesday, November 11 for the Sewanee Review Fall Open House as we celebrate the release of our fall issue on the form of the essay and the close of our 122nd year of publication.

Poet Laureate Charles Wright reading from his collection of work

October 8, 2014

U.S. Poet Laureate Charles Wright will read from his collection of work. He is the author of more than 20 books of poetry and two volumes of criticism, and has won numerous awards, including the National Book Award, the PEN Translation Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.

Wilder Play “Gee’s Bend” Opens in Chattanooga

September 3, 2014

The Chattanooga Theatre Centre and ShawNuff Productions presents “Gee’s Bend,” a play with traditional music, Sept. 10 – 21, on the MainStage of the Chattanooga Theatre Centre. The play is written by Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder, the Tennessee Williams Playwright-in-Residence at Sewanee.

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Tony and Emmy Award-Winning Actress Cherry Jones to visit Sewanee

Tennessee Williams Center

Wed, October 22, 2014 - 4:30 pm

On Wednesday, Oct. 22, Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress Cherry Jones will discuss her role as Amanda in the highly acclaimed Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams’s The Glass Menagerie, as well as her performance in Night of the Iguana. The event will take place at the Tennessee Williams Center on the campus of the University of the South. Admission is free.

Sewanee Review Fall Open House

McGriff Alumni House

Tue, November 11, 2014 - 8:00 pm

Join us on Tuesday, November 11 for the annual Sewanee Review Fall Open House! An evening of flash readings, door prizes, food, and drink will take place at 8 P.M.

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