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  • Two Poets Receive Scholarships

    October 21, 2010

    Seattle University Creative Writing student Thad Higa and alumnus Nick Harris ’09 received scholarships to the LiTFUSE: Poet’s Workshop. In a competition lead by Professor Sharon Cumberland, Ph.D. (right), Higa and Harris were chosen to represent Seattle University at a 3-day workshop earlier this month in Tieton, WA.

    The LiTFUSE program is designed for poets and professors from the Northwest, included a reading from award-winning poet, scholar, and teacher Ingrid Wendt.

    “My favorite session was ‘On Stage: Reading Aloud / Performing Your Poetry,’” notes Harris. “We learned essential elements to reading work aloud and how to convey personal emotion and motivation in our performance.”  

    Nick Harris, Class of 2009, has just published his first book of poems in entitled “Learning to Love” by Antrim House Books. Thad Higa will graduate this spring.

    The English Department in the College of Arts & Sciences offers two undergraduate degree concentrations: Literature and Creative Writing. Creative Writing students have the opportunity to earn Departmental Honors, to study abroad in the Ireland and Americans in Paris programs, and to present work at the undergraduate research conferences nationally at NCUR.

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