2016

The Girls, a debut novel by Writing Program alumna Emma Cline ’13, was a topic of much discussion in the literary world long before it even hit bookstores.
Columbia University continues to have strong representation at prestigious film festivals this year. Twenty-five Columbia alumni, including writers, directors, producers, cinematographers, and post-supervisors, will showcase at the Slamdance and Sundance Film Festivals. Slamdance Film Festival runs January 20-26th.
 
Over the past couple of weeks School of the Arts students, alumni, faculty, and staff have been busy at work, publishing essays, being translated and, in the case of a few students, receiving nominations for the Pushcart Prize. Read more in our biweekly roundup of work by Columbia Writers.
The release party and book signing for Let It Bleed by visual artist and alumna, Rona Yefman ‘09 was last month. The book was published by Little Big Man Press.
Opera Colorado presents the world premiere Steal a Pencil for Me, a new opera with libretto by Deborah Brevoort (faculty) and music by Gerald Cohen, as part of their 2017
 
Blake Kile ‘16 is the assistant stage manager for Theater for a New Audience’s The Servant of Two Masters, a new production of the classic
Professor Lynn Nottage’s Sweat heads to Broadway this March, following a successful
This past semester, Hari Kunzru, a fiction writer and member of the Writing Program adjunct faculty, taught a class called The Weight of the World. The class explored ways writers can respond, whether directly or obliquely, to their political landscape. Kunzru challenged students to wonder, “How should a writer be?
School of the Arts Professor Richard Peña launched a new film series, "American Fringe: A New Look at American Independent Cinema." The series ran November 25th through November 27th in Paris at the Cinémathèque Française and was part of the city’s prestigious Festial d’Automne.
Several current Columbia students were named Pushcart nominees last week, as part of a widespread nomination process for the prize, which honors poetry, fiction, and nonfiction from small magazines and presses in the form of an annual anthology.
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