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Richmond Must Fall is finalist for Harwell Award

Apr 10th, 2014 | Filed as: News

Richmond Must Fall: The Richmond-Petersburg Campaign, October 1864 by Hampton Newsome was one of three finalists for the 2014 Richard Harwell Book Award.
 

 


The Last Muster featured at Concord Museum exhibit

Mar 28th, 2014 | Filed as: News

A special exhibition at the Concord Museum
Concord, Massachusetts
April 18 through September 21, 2014
Based on the eponymous Maureen Taylor books, The Last Muster: Images of the Revolutionary War Generation, brings together 30 photographic portraits of people who lived through the Revolution and survived into the age of photography. Gathered by…

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Wick poet Kate Northrop Wins the $25,000 Jeannette Haien Ballard Writer’s Prize

Mar 7th, 2014 | Filed as: News

Kate Northrop Wins the $25,000 Jeannette Haien Ballard Writer’s Prize

Kate Northrop, associate professor of English at the University of Wyoming, won the Jeannette Haien Ballard Writer’s Prize, an annual award given to a young writer of poetry or prose. The award comes with a $25,000…

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Wick poet Honorée Jeffers receives Witter Bynner Fellowship

Mar 7th, 2014 | Filed as: News

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March 4, 2014
Poet Laureate Selects 2014 Witter Bynner Fellows, Honorée Fanonne Jeffers and Jake Adam York
The 19th Poet Laureate Consultant in…

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2014 Hubbell Prize Awarded

Feb 24th, 2014 | Filed as: News

Diane Miller Sommerville has won the John T. Hubbell Prize for the best article published in Civil War History during 2013. Her study, “‘A Burden Too Heavy to Bear’: War Trauma, Suicide, and Confederate Soldiers,” Civil War History (December 2013), was selected by the journal’s…

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Brennan O’Donnell wins prestigious literary award

Feb 24th, 2014 | Filed as: News

Robert Fitzgerald Prosody Award
            Kent State University Press author Brennan O’Donnell, a scholar of nineteenth-century British literature and President of Manhattan College, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Robert Fitzgerald Prosody Award.
            The award is unique among literary…

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Author Tony Bilek dead at age 94

Feb 11th, 2014 | Filed as: News

Anton “Tony” Bilek
Tony Bilek, 94, a longtime resident of Rantoul, Illinois, passed away on Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at his home in Rantoul, Illinois.
Tony was born April 11, 1919, in Chicago, a son of Anton and Annastazie Bilek. He married Millie Podolak in January 1946,…

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