Alex Gast is one of this year’s two recipients of the Thomas Wolfe Scholarship, a four-year, full-ride merit scholarship for exceptional students interested in creative writing. The scholarship is given by the department of English and comparative literature.
Bookmark This is a feature that highlights new books by College of Arts & Sciences faculty and alumni. This month’s featured book: “North Carolina: Land of Water, Land of Sky” (UNC Press) by Bland Simpson.
Luisa Peñaflor, a first-year creative writing major from Simpsonville, South Carolina, is the 2021 Thomas Wolfe Scholarship recipient. We spoke with Peñaflor about her creative writing background and her first-year experience as a Thomas Wolfe Scholar.
This annual initiative led by Carolina Public Humanities supports 10 graduate students who are interested in using humanistic scholarship to build relationships between the University and the broader community. The fellowships are funded by the Taylor Charitable Trust.
Bookmark This is a feature that highlights new books by College faculty and alumni, published the first week of each month. This month’s featured book: “Everywhere You Don’t Belong” by Gabriel Bump, assistant professor of creative writing.
Tim Sloan developed a passion for writing and honed his skills with the support from faculty members and classmates. He’ll now take his newfound interest to inspire a new generation of students as a middle school English teacher.
Heidi Kim, director of Carolina’s new Asian American Center, discusses how the center’s first few months went during the pandemic, the rise in anti-Asian racism and violence nationally and locally, and a resulting “silver lining” for the center.