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Supporting the literary arts on campus and in the community

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Fostering the study and appreciation of literature and languages

Academic Opportunities

Offering readings, lectures, conversations, and other literary events

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Academic Programs

Study or take courses in creative writing, literature, literary translation, and more.

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Reading Series

Attend events featuring authors, writers, translators, scholars, and alumni in the literary arts.

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Go beyond the classroom to explore the literary arts at Rochester.

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Masked Student Anthology

Feature Story

Masked: A Student Anthology

There's no way for one person to write about everything that happened in 2020. We can't contain it. No number of writers could, even if we wrote about nothing else for the rest of our lives. But students from the University of Rochester have compiled a small sampling of their work -- poetry and prose -- about their experiences in 2020 in a new anthology. 

From the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on students' educations and lives, to Black Lives Matter protests, to dealing with isolation. "Masked: A Student Anthology" covers a small slice of these writers' 2020 selves.

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