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Creative writing major Taisaun Levi collaborated with luxury sneaker brand Koio for a project with her own poem printed on the shoes.

Columbia student’s ode to Chicago printed on luxury sneaker

August 4, 2020

Koio x YCA sneakers are not like any other, as they visually tell the story of sophomore creative writing major Taisaun Levi's life in Chicago. Made by hand and digitally printed on full-grain, Italian ...

Review: 'American Gun: A Poem by 100 Chicagoans' locks change in the revolver

Review: ‘American Gun: A Poem by 100 Chicagoans’ locks change in the revolver

May 18, 2020

“There are guns in the streets, there will never be peace,” wrote 17-year-old James Lofton in the last line of "American Gun: A Poem by 100 Chicagoans." This line ricochets in the brain like ...

Fiction lover Keturah Shaw-Poulos spread her passion for writing until the last day

Fiction lover Keturah Shaw-Poulos spread her passion for writing until the last day

March 6, 2020

Keturah Shaw-Poulos, 51, an adjunct faculty member in the English and Creative Writing Department, died in her sleep Wednesday, Feb. 12 from illness, according to her husband Tony Poulos. "She had ...

Hair Trigger, a student-edited anthology of short fiction and nonfiction student works first went online in 2016 with the introduction of Hair Trigger 2.0, a digital companion to the print publication.

Award-winning literary publication Hair Trigger pulls away from print

October 24, 2019

Forty-one years of thumbing through stimulating storytelling, empowering narratives and illuminating images in the award-winning Hair Trigger magazine will soon be over. The Gold-Medalist 41st edition ...

Enrollment drives changes to English and creative writing classes

Enrollment drives changes to English and creative writing classes

November 13, 2017

Columbia’s declining enrollment has forced elective courses in the English and Creative Writing Department to only be offered to students every other semester instead of year-round, according to faculty in the department. “The number of classes that a number of depar...

Reading Series

Fall 2017 Reading Series participants announced

September 25, 2017

Josh Corson, senior English and creative writing major, said he used to feel pressure to produce the next great piece of literature, but he has learned that writing is more about expression fro...

Don’t forget the walls that came before Trump’s

Turns out, you can pick your family

By Arabella Breck

January 30, 2017

"A physical wall between two seemingly different groups of people that in theory would have brought peace, but instead exacerbated conflict."This is more than a description of President Donald Trump's...

Shawn Shiflett, associate professor in the Creative Writing Department and 1976 alumnus, based his recently published novel ‘Hey Liberal!’ on personal experiences in a predominantly black school during the 1960s.

Professor ‘reverses roles’ of 1960s Chicago with new novel

September 19, 2016

With parents involved in the Civil Rights Movement and his experience of being the minority white person at his school, Shawn Shiflett, associate professor in the Creative Writing Department and 1976 C...

‘Green Room’ director Jeremy Saulnier talks Nazi punks

April 18, 2016

Punk-rock thriller “Green Room” is the third feature film from writer-director Jeremy Saulnier. The ensemble cast of fresh-faced newcomers plays off veteran actor Patrick Stewart as Darcy, the owner...

Phoebe Pryce (Jessica) and Jonathan Pryce (Shylock) will perform in Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre’s production of “The Merchant of Venice,” featured at Chicago Shakespeare Theater as part of Shakespeare 400 Chicago in 2016.

Chicago ‘to be’ part of Shakespeare 400 celebration

November 23, 2015

It seems this is not the “winter of our discontent” because Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced on Nov. 13 a yearlong festival, which is scheduled to take place in Chicago during 2016, in honor of the 400th ...

Professor delivers with latest novel: ‘Marvel and a Wonder’

In addition to being faculty, Meno is also a Columbia alumnus, graduating with his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in Creative Writing in 1997 and 2000, respectively.

By Arts & Culture Reporter

November 9, 2015

"Over the low-lying fields, over the wide meadows, the sun—rampant, galloping westward—beating back the night. On and on across the white hills, the dun-colored hills, the hills ripening with green....

Klosterman speaks candidly at Columbia

Klosterman speaks candidly at Columbia

By Assistant Arts & Culture Editor

October 27, 2014

When many aspiring writers ask a favorite author how to make it as a writer, they receive the usual answers. When famed bestselling author and magazine columnist Chuck Klosterman answers, he tells them t...

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