May 13, 2015

HARMAN WRITING CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED

The Encounters Magazine release party was a wonderful night, filled with musical perfomances, as well as student readings and a guest reading by Dayna Tortorici, editor of n+1 magazine. Elif Batuman, the current writer-in-residence, also announced the winners of the Harman writing competition. Congrats to the three winners and thank you to all the students who submitted pieces. Ms. Batuman thoroughly enjoyed all of the submissions and had a difficult time deciding the winners. The winners of the creative non-fiction contest are listed below.

First Place: Irina Groushevaia

Second Place: Danielle James

Third Place: Juliana Emmanuelli

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May 12, 2015

SPRING 2015 ENCOUNTERS MAGAZINE RELEASE PARTY

Join us in celebrating Encounters Magazine's release of their Spring 2015 issue. Winners of the Harman Writing Competition will also be announced at the event tonight at 6:50. More details on the event are listed below.

Encounters

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May 7, 2015

Hilton Als to Speak at Macaulay Honors College Tonight!

We are excited to welcome back past Writer-in-Resident Hilton Als to CUNY for an event at Macaulay Honors College. Als will be speaking on Ethics and Resistance, sponsored by the William R. Kenan Scholars Program.

Details on the event are here: http://macaulay.cuny.edu/community/rsvp/event-registration/?ee=490

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April 22, 2015

WRITING COMPETITION DEADLINE EXTENDED

If you haven't submitted work to the Harman Writing Competition, then you still have a chance! We will be accepting submissions until next Wednesday, April 29 at 5:00 p.m. Winners will be announced at the Encounters Magazine Release Party on Tuesday, May 12 at 6:00 p.m. Good luck!

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April 16, 2015

ELIF BATUMAN'S LATEST WORK IN THE NEW YORKER

Besides teaching the Spring 2015 Harman class, Elif Batuman is continuing to write pieces for The New Yorker, where she is a staff writer. Here are two of her latest articles that were published. Enjoy!

Electrified, Adventures in transcranial direct-current stimulation, April 6, 2015

Reading Racist Literature, April 13, 2015

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April 14, 2015

HARMAN WRITING COMPETITION SPRING 2015

We hope everyone has enjoyed their spring break and started writing pieces to submit for the writing competition. If you haven't started yet, do not fret because you still have a week to submit your work for the competition. Please submit no more than 2,500 words total of creative non-fiction work to the Harman mailbox, in the Journalism Department. You can also email your submission to harmanassistant@gmail.com. The judge for this semester's competition will be Elif Batuman, the current writer-in-residence. More information on the competition is in the photo below, as well as on our Facebook and Twitter pages. Good luck!

Competition

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March 26, 2015

CREATIVE WRITERS' WORKSHOP 4/2/2015

Join us next week for a creative writers' workshop with the Spring 2015 Harman Fellow, Tiphanie Yanique. The first 20 students that RSVP to the event will receive a copy of Ms. Yanique's debut novel, and will have the chance to get it personally signed by Ms. Yanique. To reserve a spot, email harmanassistant@gmail.com.

Tiphanie

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March 12, 2015

UPCOMING EVENT 3/24/2015: A READING and CONVERSATION with ELIF BATUMAN

In less than two weeks, Elif Batuman, Spring 2015 Writer-in-Residence, will be reading "Who Killed Tolstoy?" an excerpt from her book, The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them. After the reading, Ms. Batuman will have a Q&A with the audience. All are welcome to come and join us for this exciting event.

Elif

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February 2, 2015

COMING SOON: FALL 2015 WRITER-IN-RESIDENCE

We are excited to announce that the upcoming Harman Writer-in-Residence for the Fall 2015 semester will be Eduardo Halfon.

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Eduardo Halfon was born in Guatemala City in 1971. He moved to the United States with his family at the age of ten, went to school in Florida, studied Industrial Engineering at North Carolina State University, and then returned to Guatemala to teach Literature during eight years at Universidad Francisco Marroquín. Named one of the best young Latin American writers by the Hay Festival of Bogotá, he is also the recipient of the prestigious José María de Pereda Prize for the Short Novel. Although bilingual, Halfon chooses to write in Spanish and has published nine books of fiction. In 2011 he received a Guggenheim Fellowship to work on continuing the story of The Polish Boxer, which was the first of his novels to be published in English, in 2012, by Bellevue Literary Press in the US, and Pushkin Press in the UK. Halfon now lives in Nebraska.

Stay tuned for more information on his course and upcoming events.

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December 11, 2014

SIDNEY HARMAN WRITING COMPETITION WINNERS

The winners of the short story writing competition were announced at the Encounters Magazine release event on Tuesday, December 9, 2014. Fall 2014 Writer-In-Residence Mary Gaitskill judged the submissions and chose the winners. Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all the students who submitted their work.

First Place: Daphne Palasi

Second Place: Karmen Wolf

Third Place: Emma Green

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December 9, 2014

ENCOUNTERS MAGAZINE RELEASE EVENT

Come join us in celebrating the release of Encounters Magazine's Fall 2014 issue. There will be food, performances and readings from some of writers published in the magazine. The winners of the Fall 2014 Harman short story contest will also be announced at the event. The event will take place in the Multipurpose Room (VC 1-107) at 6 p.m.

Encounters

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November 25, 2014

SHORT STORY COMPETITION DEADLINE EXTENSION

The Sidney Harman Writing Compeition deadline has been extended to December 3 at 6 p.m. That means you still have time to write your short stories while indulging in turkey this coming week. Please bring all submissions to the Journalism Department on the 7th Floor, and drop it off in the Harman mailbox.

The winners will be announced at the Encounters publication reception, later in December. The winners will also be featured in the Spring 2015 edition of Encounters Literary Magazine.

Writing Competition

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November 11, 2014

FALL 2014 HARMAN WRITING FELLOW

This week Baruch College is hosting poet Laurie Ann Guerrero, as part of the Sidney Harman Writer Fellowship. The week-long fellowship invites critically-acclaimed writers to guest-teach selected classes and conduct a writing workshop with students and members of Encounters, the college's literary magazine.

The writing workshop will be held this Thursday in Studio H, Room 7-160 from 1-2:15 p.m.

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October 28, 2014

Join us tonight for A Reading and Conversation with Mary Gaitskill at 5:45 p.m. in the Asriel and Marie Rackow Conference Room 750. There will be a reception at 5 p.m.

Ms. Gaitskill will be reading selections of her work, which will be followed by a Q&A.

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October 14, 2014

ACCEPTING HARMAN APPLICATIONS FOR SPRING 2015

The deadline to apply for the Spring 2015 writing workshop course, taught by Elif Batuman, is FRIDAY OCT. 24, 2014. The application link is available on the Harman site. Read more about her course below.

Elif course description

 

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May 8, 2014

SIDNEY HARMAN WRITING COMPETITION WINNERS

The winners of the poetry writing competition were announced at the Encounters Magazine release event on Tuesday, May 6 2014. Spring 2014 Writer-In-Residence Brenda Shaughnessy judged the submissions and chose the winners. Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all the students who submitted their work.

First Place: Ricardo Hernandez

Second Place: Hislatjon Yahya

Third Place: Joseph Lopez

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April 29, 2014

UPDATE: NEW FALL 2014 HARMAN WRITER

The Harman committee is pleased to announce that the acclaimed writer Mary Gaitskill has agreed to be the Fall 2014 Writer-In-Residence. Mary Gaitskill, author of  Two Girls, Fat and Thin and Veronica, as well as the story collections “Bad Behavior,” “Because They Wanted To” and “Don't Cry,” will be teaching a fiction writing course.

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April 10, 2014

JUSTIN TORRES SPRING 2014 HARMAN WRITING FELLOW

This semester the Harman Program created a fellowship for acclaimed younger writers. The Harman Writing Fellow is chosen per semester to come visit Baruch College for one week, and guest-teach selected classes. The fellow also conducts a writing workshop with members of The Writers' Society Club and Encounters Magazine, and the event is open to all interested students.

The inagural Harman Writing Fellow for Spring 2014 is Justin Torres, who is the author of the acclaimed novel We the Animals. Torres conducted the writing workshop today, during Baruch club hours, and was blown away by the talented student writers that the college has to offer. He will be here until the end of the week.

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April 8, 2014

SPRING 2014 POETRY WRITING COMPETITION

Are you a poet? Do you like to read poetry? Do you just like to write? Well now you have the chance to win money for your interests. The Spring 2014 Sidney Harman Writing Competition is looking for students to submit their poetry for the chance to win monetary prizes and be published in Encounters, the literary magazine for Baruch College.

Writing Competition

 

Current Writer-In-Residence Brenda Shaughnessy will be judging the submissions. The deadline to submit is April 22, 2014.

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April 3, 2014

FALL 2014 HARMAN CLASS

The deadline has been extended and there is still time to apply to Dorothy Allison's narrative fiction writing course.

Apply today!

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March 27, 2014

An Engaging Discussion with Brenda Shaughnessy

At Tuesday's event, Brenda Shaughnessy read excerpts from her poetry and explained the context and background for some of her work. The audience was completely full and engaged as they asked Ms. Shaughnessy compelling questions that she greatly admired.

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Brenda Shaughnessy reading her poetry at the event.

 

 

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Brenda Shaughnessy with one of her students at the event.

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The past and present Harman directors with Brenda Shaughnessy.

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March 18, 2014

HARMAN EVENT 3/25

Join us for a Reading and Conversation with Brenda Shaughnessy on Tuesay, March 25, 2014 at 5:45 p.m. in the Asriel and Marie Rackow Conference Room 750. There will be a reception at 5 p.m.

Ms. Shaughnessy will be reading her poetry, which will be followed by a Q&A.

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March 5, 2014

HARMAN SPRING 2014 UPDATE

Brenda Shaughnessy, the Spring 2014 Writer-In-Residence, began teaching her poetry course at Baruch College about one month ago. In less than a month, Baruch will be hosting an event for Ms. Shaughnessy where she will be reading her poetry and also have a Q&A.

The event details are listed below:

A Reading and Conversation with Brenda Shaughnessy

5:45 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Asriel and Marie Rackow Conference Room 750 

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DECEMBER 5, 2013

 ENCOUNTERS MAGAZINE RECEPTION

The fall 2013 issue of Encouters Magazine will be released on Tuesday, December 10th at 6:30 in the Multipurpose Room. The Sidney Harman Writing Competition winners will be announced during the reception.

Encounters

 

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NOVEMBER 21, 2013

A  LIVELY DISCUSSION WITH HARMAN WRITER GISH JEN

At a reading earlier this semester, Gish Jen, the Fall 2013 Harman Writer-in-Residence, spoke about her new book, “Tiger Writing: Art, Culture, and the Interdependent Self” and engaged in a spirited discussion with Baruch College students about the life of a writer.

The following video includes an introduction by Prof. Roslyn Bernstein, director of the Harman program, and excerpts of Jen’s Q&A with audience members. (Videos by Stephen Benner)

Watch the video on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-nlta3Di_8

Prof. Bernstein also noted that this semester marks the writer-in-residence program’s 16th year and announced that she would be stepping down as director. Taking on the role beginning in the Spring 2014 semester will be Prof. Bridgett Davis, who like Prof. Bernstein is a member of the Department of Journalism and the Writing Professions. Prof. Bernstein’s full remarks can be seen in this video.

Read the full article here:
http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/wsas/academics/journalism/gishgen1.htm

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NOVEMBER 7, 2013

CELEBRATING OUR SWEET 16 (10/29/13)
Farewell remarks by Professor Roslyn Bernstein

"Good Evening and welcome to the Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence’s Program Fall 2013 reading by the distinguished author, Gish Jen, the 31st writer to join us since we launched the program in the fall of 1998. This is the Harman Program’s Sweet Sixteen year and there is much to celebrate. For those of you here for the first time, a little bit of history is definitely in order."

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Photo Credit: Glenda Hydler

"Let me make a little public confession. I did not celebrate my own Sweet Sixteen, choosing instead, I suppose, to work my way through the shelf of Russian novels in the local library. So, I am quite moved to be celebrating the Harman Program’s 16th birthday this evening." - Roslyn Bernstein

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OCTOBER 29, 2013

Gish Jen Reading
October 29th
5:45 PM (Reception begins at 5)
Asriel and Marie Rackow Conference Room
Room 750, 151 East 25th street NYC

Gish Jen Reading

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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OCTOBER 3, 2013

The online application for Brenda Shaughnessy's Spring 2014 Poetry class is now open!

In order to apply, you will need:
- 2-3 writing samples
- professor recommendation
- cover letter

Click on the link below to get started:

https://baruch.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6EVjvY8GUjgwA3X

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JUNE 18, 2013

Looking forward to our 2013-2014 Harman season. Gish Jen will be on campus for the fall, teaching a fiction writing workshop and giving a college-wide reading on Tuesday, October 29th. For those of you looking for some great summer reads, check out her book, Typical American, or her newest book, Tiger Writing.

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May 28, 2013

Success! Hilton Als and his journalism class as the Spring 2013 semester comes to a close.

Hilton Als Spring 2013 Class

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May 5, 2013

Bill Cheng, novelist and Harman Program alumnus speaks about his debut novel on NPR, and how he draws inspiration from the blues music he grew up with. It's quite a passionate story. Listen here: 

http://www.npr.org/2013/05/05/180620917/a-tale-from-the-delta-born-of-the-blues

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APRIL 26, 2013

Our Fall 2013 Writer-In-Residence, Gish Jen, is in the New York Times Book Review for her novel, Tiger Writing. Read about it here:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/28/books/review/tiger-writing-by-gish-jen.html?emc=tnt&tntemail0=y

 

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Bill ChengBill Cheng, a former Encounters writer and Harman creative writing student has published his debut novel, Southern Cross the Dog.

His book is available for purchase at Amazon:

 

http://www.amazon.com/Southern-Cross-Dog-A-Novel/dp/0062225006

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For those of you who were not at the Harman Program's 10th Anniversary Celebration in 2008, here's Bill Cheng's moving toast to Dr. Sidney Harman.

Click here to see the video

Coming soon: Bill will read from his debut novel, Southern Cross the Dog at the May 7th Encounters event.

Read more on our Harman Program Facebook page.

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