Winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in literature, Kazuo Ishiguro spoke at Scripps Presents on March 4. to discuss his most recent novel “Klara and the Sun,” his past career as a musician and his tendency to write about “ordinary” people.
Books columnist Anna Solomon PZ ’23 writes about the all-too-relatable feeling of reaching for the remote instead of a book. Read more here.
OpenAI’s GPT-3 text generator is impressive, but we should be wary of the consequences of such technology, writes Michelle Lum HM ‘23.
Academic writing is plagued by inaccessible language and jargon that raises up walls around academia, says Ryan Lillestrand PZ ’23.
Nina Potischman PO ’21 critiques Sarah Manguso’s “The Two Kinds of Decay” and the need to extract meaning from experiences of chronic illness.
Nina Potischman PO ’21 reflects on journaling her adolescence alongside messages from Sarah Manguso’s “Ongoingness: The End of a Diary.”
In the Weekly Writing Workshop, students from across the 5Cs gather to mentor young students and help them improve their writing abilities.
Both Pomona College’s and Scripps College’s writing centers expanded their services this year: Pomona’s center received a $250,000 grant to support oral and visual communication, and Scripps’ center moved to a bigger location.
Philip Graham, a prolific essayist, poet, novelist and editor, spoke to students at Pomona College about his writing process.
I’m sitting at a mahogany table; it’s big and round and shrinks the classroom to half its real size. My classmates fill the spaces at the table’s circumference, listening, talking, pondering, ruminating. I have ideas brewing in my mind. But when I come to verbalize them, I fall short of