The New York Times once described City Theatre Company as “Pittsburgh’s most innovative theater company.” As its Director of New Play Development, Clare Drobot (CW’05) is responsible for reading scripts submitted by writers and helping develop the company’s season of plays.
Anne Ray (CW ’00) has won the national Danahy Fiction Prize for her short story, “Please Repeat My Name.” The Danahy Fiction Prize is given annually for previously unpublished works of short fiction entries that are judged by “Tampa Review,” the faculty-edited literary journal of the University of Tampa.
Associate Professor of English Christopher N. Warren recently completed a month-long fellowship at the National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway, where he worked on a new digital humanities project called “Distant Reading the ‘Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (ODNB).’”
In the “Pathways: Dietrich College Career Exploration Seminar” mini course, students will meet alumni, learn about their career trajectories and use their stories to inspire their own professional development plans. The course will be led by English Department Special Faculty Member Jennifer Keating-Miller.
Through their work at The Sprout Fund, English Department alumni Cathy Lewis Long (LCS, PW’91) and Ryan Coon (CW, English’06) are making Pittsburgh a better place to live, work and play.
Department of English Administrative Coordinator Eyona Bivins was honored for her 10 years of service and for being a member of the college's AIM Committee at the Dietrich College Staff Appreciation Luncheon.
Eighty student-athletes recorded a 4.0 grade-point average (GPA) for the semester, while 33 of them, including Carson Quiros, earned a 4.0 for the academic year. Quiros, who recently graduated, majored in creative writing and professional writing while playing on Carnegie Mellon's Women's Soccer team.
Chloe Fraboni earned a bachelor’s degree in creative writing and English in 2011 and is now an editor and author at Simon & Schuster, which is home to acclaimed novelists, such as Stephen King, David McCullough, Jennifer Weiner and more.