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.
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.
Emily Esfahani Smith, author of The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life That Matters, presented a book talk on Monday, February 11, in Gilchrist Auditorium.
Pelicans Jeff Scanlon '79 and Scott MacClintic '82 are on board to lead new two-week Immersion Programs focused on writing and Design Thinking in this year's Loomis Chaffee Summer Program enrolling now for June 2019.
Author Keith Scribner '80 returned to Loomis Chaffee in January to promote his newly-released novel, Old Newgate Road, and to share his experiences as a writer at events across campus.
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