Gear up for the new quarter at the writing department’s first reading of the year, featuring novelists Robert Lopez and Samuel Ligon as well as students Tonesa Jones (M.F.A. writing) and Lauren May (M.F.A. writing). The author of two books, Lopez has taught at The New School, Pratt Institute and Columbia University, and is a […]

Grab a seat at the acclaimed Ivy Hall Writers Series to hear Atlanta-based nonfiction author Melissa Fay Greene discuss her upcoming book, “The Underdogs: Children, Dogs, and the Power of Unconditional Love,” to be released May 2016. Written with characteristic insight, humanity, humor and irrepressible joy, this true story of Karen Shirk and the trials […]

Catch this presentation with Virginia Heffernan for a unique look at how the Internet’s true cultural and societal impact often eludes us even with today’s technological growth. Heffernan’s adept writing and singular ideas make her a sought-after speaker on how to leverage the Internet’s intrinsic capabilities for cultural, political and professional purposes. With journalism experience […]

From comedian and journalist Faith Salie, of NPR’s Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! and CBS News Sunday Morning, a collection of daring, funny essays chronicling the author’s adventures during her lifelong quest for approval Faith Salie has done it all in the name of validation. Whether it’s trying to impress her parents with a perfect GPA, […]

Spring quarter is off to a great start and so is the Ivy Hall Writers Series. Our first guest was writer, editor and speaker, Ashley C. Ford, who led workshops in two writing classes and attended a dinner with students and faculty. In addition to her freelance assignments, Ford is writing a memoir, is co-editing […]

Stewart O’Nan, award-winning author and Ivy Hall’s first guest of 2016 —in partnership with A Cappella Books— opened his lecture by asking the audience, “How’s it feel to be you?” Whether fiction or nonfiction, O’Nan emphasized that no one else can ever perfect your own feelings, so start writing for yourself …and keep writing. After […]

How does someone go from graduating with a degree in communication arts—with no connections in the industry—to writing for Atlanta Magazine, the Washington Post, Sports Illustrated (SI) and now CNN? For Thomas Lake, it was perseverance and the willingness to start out working for a small newspaper in Jesup, GA, where he had to “do […]

Want to learn what it’s like to work at CNN? Interested in becoming an award-winning journalist? Please join us on November 3rd at 6:30 at Ivy Hall to hear from Thomas Lake, an award-winning literary journalist and enterprise writer for CNN Politics. Before joining CNN, Lake was a senior writer for Sports Illustrated and a […]

Ivy Hall is pleased to welcome Betsy Teter, executive director of Hub City Press, a non-profit independent press in Spartanburg, SC. Hub City Press is known for publishing “well-crafted, high-quality works by new and established Southern authors.” Ms. Teter will be giving two presentations while at SCAD Atlanta. Interested in publishing your work with a […]

Ellis Jones, editor-in-chief of VICE magazine, spent the day at SCAD Atlanta on October 9th. She visited with Professor Iredell’s CREA 362 and WRIT 705 students before talking to a full house at SCAD Atlanta’s Digital Media Center. M.F.A. writing student Scott Russell, who served as the moderator of Jones’ talk, summed up the day […]

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