1) Congratulations to Corrie Williamson (Seminar class of 2000) who is one of three finalists for the Library of Virginia’s 18th Annual Literary Award in Poetry for her book Sweet Husk. These awards were created to recognize the best books published the previous year by Virginia authors or on a Virginia theme. The winner will be announced at a gala celebration on October 17. Corrie is the winner of the 2014 Perugia Press Prize for First or Second Book by a Woman and the James Boatwright III Prize for Poetry. She holds a M.F.A. in Poetry from the University of Arkansas and currently teaches at Helena College in Montana.
2) Congratulations to Chuck Wooldridge on the publication of his book City of Virtues: Nanjing in an Age of Utopian Visions by University of Washington Press. Chuck, who attended CS in the late 70’s and 80’s and holds a Ph.D. from Princeton University, is currently an assistant professor of history at Lehman College, City University of New York.