Posts tagged ‘English’

Adam Tavel ’03 Kicks Off 2017–2018 “Writing: A Life” Series

Adam Tavel ’03, professor of English at Wor-Wic Community College, returned to his undergraduate alma mater as the second annual writer-in-residence in LVC’s visiting writers’ series, “Writing: A Life.” Sponsored by the English Department, Tavel spent a week on campus meeting with students one-on-one to discuss their work, visiting creative writing classes, delivering a reading of his work, and presenting as part of the Colloquium.


Regarding Tavel’s visit, senior English major Jackie Chicalese said, “The opportunity to meet one-on-one with Adam Tavel and discuss my work was incredibly beneficial, as I was able to receive unique advice and encouragement from a knowledgeable and award-winning poet. As a mentor, Adam was insightful and sincere, and offered his personal experiences and support to assist in preparing me for a transition from undergraduate writing to graduate.”


Tavel has written three books of poetry, including the forthcoming Catafalque, which won the 2017 Richard Wilbur Book Award, and The Fawn Abyss. His first collection, Plash and Levitation, published by the University of Alaska Press, won the Permafrost Book Prize.


“Writing: A Life” is supported by a President’s Innovation Fund grant.

Dr. Pry Portrays Martin Luther

Dr. Kevin Pry ’76, associate professor of English, was featured in the Reading Eagle for bringing Martin Luther to life through his one-man show, Meet Dr. Luther. Dr. Pry, who also serves as the College’s dramaturge for Wig and Buckle, has performed his show to audiences across the United States for more than three decades.


Dr. Ivette Guzman-Zavala and Dr. Laura Eldred Participate in International Faculty Development Seminars in Argentina and Italy

Dr. Ivette Guzman-Zavala, associate professor of Spanish, and Dr. Laura Eldred, associate professor of English, traveled to Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Ferrara, Italy, respectively, this summer through an educational education program run by CIEE, which has helped thousands of students, professionals, and educators gain the knowledge and skills necessary to live and work in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world.


Guzman-Zavala attended the International Faculty Development Seminar “Gender, Sexuality, and Human Rights in Contemporary Argentina,” in Buenos Aires in June. This seminar presented recent political debates about sexual and reproductive rights in Argentina, among other topics.


Eldred will attend the International Faculty Development Seminar “A Taste of Ferrara: Italian Gastronomic Traditions and Economic Perspectives,” in Ferrara, Italy in July. This program’s objectives focus on integrating cross-disciplinary approaches and knowledge, communicating across boundaries and disciplines, and getting different disciplines/specializations to work together. All of these fit with the general goals of LVC’s integrative Constellation program, especially the Connective experience.