Between March 12th and
April 5th the English Department played host to acclaimed
Newland. Praised by The Guardian as "The rising
star of Brit-Lit and chronicler of inner city life," Newland was this
year's UK Writer in Residence at Georgetown. Author of the theater
pieces The Scholar, Music
for the Off-Key, the short-story collection Society
Within (1999) and the novel Snakeskin (2002) and other works,
Mr. Newland gave a public reading on March 20th. To encourage student
interest, the English Dept.offered a $100 prize for the best
student essay (1500 words) on Courttia Newland’s work. Jonathan
Rappaport was the winner of this contest.
The Residency is co-sponsored by the British Council - USA ;
Georgetown's Lannan Literary Programs; the African American Studies
Program; Georgetown College ; and the Department of English.