The winners of the second annual Katharine Brush Creative Writing Contest were announced by the Writing Initiatives faculty last week.
The Loomis English curriculum is rich with the study of literature and places a distinct focus on writing. The English Department provides you with the skills to be an effective and independent thinker while putting emphasis on the historical development behind the ideas and literature that are studied. Our teachers strive to create an environment in which you are able to participate actively in creating a classroom atmosphere where you and your classmates develop as scholars.
Loomis Chaffee English Colloquium speaker Clint Smith read some of his poetry and discussed themes in his writing during an all-school address in the Olcott Center on Monday, April 15.
Clint Smith will visit Loomis Chaffee on Monday, April 15, as a visiting author for English Colloquium. The public is invited to attend his evening talk on April 15 in Hubbard Performance Hall at 7 p.m. Admission is free of charge, and copies of Mr. Smith's book, Counting Descent, will be available for purchase.
Thirty-eight students submitted flash fiction pieces before Head's Holiday for the second annual Katharine Brush Creative Writing Contest, sponsored by Loomis Chaffee Writing Initiatives.
Because fiction often interprets reality as it could or should be, our study of literature at Loomis Chaffee invites students to imagine a 'brave new world' of possibilities, alternatives to predilections or predispositions. As they read and write with refreshed perspectives, our students may consider interpretations of their experiences that guide them toward judicious, confident, and respectful opinions of ideas and events in their lives.
— FRED SEEBECK, LONGTIME ENGLISH TEACHER AND FORMER DEPARTMENT HEAD
Some of the authors who have visited campus in recent years include:
Jonathan Safran Foer