Jazz pianists to perform

    Jazz pianists Bruce Barth and Eri Yamamoto will perform a joint concert at Lycoming College on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall. The concert, sponsored by "Brilliant Corners," is free and open to the public.

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    Students bring programming to Lycoming County Prison

    The Lycoming College theatre and criminal justice departments recently hosted two events at the Lycoming County prison as part of Snowden Library's semester-long "Discover Louisa May Alcott's World" programming.

    On Nov. 29, a documentary screening and book discussion, led by the Lycoming College Criminal Justice Society, was held for the female inmates of the Lycoming County Prison.

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    New edition of "Brilliant Corners" released

    The 2011 winter edition of "Brilliant Corners: A Journal of Jazz & Literature" has been released. Dr. Sascha Feinstein, the journal's founding editor, is a professor of English at Lycoming College. Feinstein is also the editor of "Ask Me Now: Conversations of Jazz & Literature," which compiles the first 10 years of interviews that first appeared in "Brilliant Corners."

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    Creative writing professor co-edits book

    "Keystone Korner: Portrait of a Jazz Club," a book co-edited by Lycoming College professor of creative writing Dr. Sascha Feinstein, was recently released.

    During the 1970s, when jazz clubs all over America were folding under the onslaught of rock and roll and disco, San Francisco's Keystone Korner was an oasis for jazz musicians and patrons. In fact, during its eleven years, Keystone was the most important club on the West Coast.

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    English Department to host awarding-winning poet

    The Lycoming College English Department, as part of its Reading Series, will welcome award-winning author and poet Shara McCallum for a poetry reading on Thursday, Oct. 13, beginning at 4 p.m. in Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall.

    Since 2003, McCallum has served as director of the Stadler Center for Poetry at Bucknell University, where she also teaches creative writing and literature. Originally from Kingston, Jamaica, McCallum is the author of four books: "The Face of Water: New and Selected Poems," "This Strange Land," "Song of Thieves" and "The Water Between Us," winner of the 1998 Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize for Poetry.

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    New edition of "Brilliant Corners" released

    The 2011 summer edition of "Brilliant Corners: A Journal of Jazz & Literature" has been released. Dr. Sascha Feinstein, the journal's founding editor, is a professor of English at Lycoming College. Feinstein is also the editor of "Ask Me Now: Conversations of Jazz & Literature," which compiles the first 10 years of interviews that first appeared in "Brilliant Corners."

    The latest issue contains an interview with music historian, pianist, author and record producer John Edward Hasse. Hasse also serves as the curator of American Music at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History and is the founder of Jazz Appreciation Month, celebrated in more than 40 countries.

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    Student attends English Honor Society Convention

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    English Department to host award-winning author

    The Lycoming College English Department will host a fiction reading by author Philip F. Deaver on Thursday, April 14, at 8 p.m. in Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall as part of the College's Himes/Sweeney Visiting Scholar in Creative Writing. The event is free and open to the public.

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    New edition of "Brilliant Corners" released

    The 2010 winter edition of "Brilliant Corners: A Journal of Jazz & Literature" has been released. Dr. Sascha Feinstein, the journal's founding editor, is a professor of English at Lycoming College. Feinstein is also the editor of "Ask Me Now: Conversations on Jazz & Literature," which compiles the first 10 years of interviews that first appeared in "Brilliant Corners."

    The latest issue contains an unusual, joint interview with jazz pianists, composers and teachers Bruce Barth and Eri Yamamoto. It also features poems by Michael Bazzett, winner of the 2008 Bechtel Prize from Teacher's & Writers Collaborative; C.G. Hanzlicek, author of eight books of poetry and former director of the creative writing program at California State University, Fresno; Richard Lyons, whose most recent book won the 2005 Washington Prize from The Word Works in Washington, D.C.; Sjohnna McCray, poet and former high school English teacher; and David Petruzelli, winner of the Tupelo Press Judge's Prize.

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    Alumnus and English professor to hold Homecoming book event

    James Minick, a 1986 graduate of Lycoming College, and Dr. Andrew Leiter, assistant professor of English at the College, will participate in the Lycoming Authors book event Saturday, Oct. 16, at 11 a.m., in the College Archives, Academic Center. Minick and Leiter will give brief readings of their work and chat with guests during the event, which is part of Homecoming and Reunion Weekend.

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