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Archives For November 2013

Q&A With Padgett Powell ’74

By Christine Ragusa
Posted on 21 November 2013 | 11:28 am


Author of nationally acclaimed novels like Edisto and The Interrogative Mood, Padgett Powell ’74 is one of the most important figures in experimental fiction. Wish you could ask him a question or two? On November 22, Padgett will be on campus answering your creative writing inquiries.  This special event is hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Department of English.

Padgett will be the recipient of the College’s Alumnus of the Year Award at this year’s Alumni Awards Gala.

An Alumna’s Journey Through Madagascar

By Christine Ragusa
Posted on 20 November 2013 | 2:53 pm


After Katie Browne ’09 graduated from the College with a religious studies degree, she joined the United States Peace Corps for a life-altering experience.

The day I received my Peace Corps invitation, I began (helplessly, subconsciously, but inevitably) forming wild expectations about what life would be like in the great beyond. I told others, “No, no, I have no idea, and I like it that way. I will find out when I get off the plane.” In reality, I researched frantically, and even more frantically began building this alternative world in my mind, trying always to imagine the unimaginable life that awaited me there.

Katie’s photo-essay in the latest College of Charleston Magazine captures her journey in more detail. Take a look for yourself.

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