USC graduate student Andrew Woodham took first prize in the ninth-annual USC Libraries Wonderland Award competition for “A Reflection on Lewis Carroll.” Judges chose the 3-foot by 4-foot 64-word crossword puzzle from a field of 42 imaginative submissions by students from USC and other participating institutions. Woodham, a Ph.D. candidate at the Keck School of Medicine at USC, accepted the award at a ceremony in Doheny Memorial Library on Friday, April 5. His win marks the first time in Wonderland history that one student has earned the top prize in two consecutive years. Keep reading to learn more about Wonderland Award and the April 5 ceremony.
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Authors Joshuah Bearman and Antonio J. Mendez and screenwriter Chris Terrio received the 25th-annual USC Libraries Scripter Award for their contributions to “Argo.” Selection committee co-chair Howard Rodman announced the winners at the black-tie event on Saturday, Feb. 9, at USC’s Doheny Memorial Library. Keep reading to learn more about event.
On Saturday, February 9, Doheny Library hosts the 25th-annual USC Libraries Scripter Award ceremony. Beginning at 7:30 p.m., watch a live webcast on the Scripter website. Join in the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #USCScripter, and if you're at the ceremony, share your photos on Instagram with the hashtag #USCScripter.
The USC Libraries have named the authors and screenwriters of Argo, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Perks of Being a Wallflower and Silver Linings Playbook as finalists for the 25th-annual USC Libraries Scripter Award. A tie resulted in six sets of finalists for the 2013 honor, rather than the typical five. Keep reading to learn more about the 2013 Scripter Award.
Screenwriting partners Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana will receive the 2013 Scripter Literary Achievement Award at the 25th-anniversary USC Libraries Scripter Award Ceremony on Saturday, Februrary 9. McMurtry and Ossana won the 2006 Academy Award for their screenplay of Brokeback Mountain. Keep reading to learn more about the honor.
The USC Libraries provide access to six books of poetry by Eloise Klein Healy, who last week was named the first poet laureate of Los Angeles. A 2007 collection, The Islands Project: Poems for Sappho, can be checked out from Doheny Library, while researchers can consult five other volumes by appointment through Special Collections and the ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives.
The Tenrikyo Mission Headquarters in America has donated roughly 30,000 books related to Japanese Culture to the USC Libraries. In a November 29 ceremony inside USC's East Asian Library, Vice Dean Martín Gomez of the USC Libraries and Bishop Hiroshi Alexander Fukaya of the Tenrikyo Mission Headquarters signed documents formalizing the gift. USC students, faculty, staff, and other researchers will soon have access to collection, which covers a range of subjects, including Japanese literature, history, and art. Keep reading to learn more about the donation.
The USC Libraries recently hosted a homecoming for Robinson Jeffers, the celebrated writer who studied at USC before moving to the rugged Big Sur coast and establishing himself as California’s preeminent poet. Scholars, authors, and readers assembled inside Doheny Memorial Library on Oct. 25 for an afternoon festival honoring Jeffers’ legacy and his connections to Los Angeles and USC.
In an article by Andrew Simmons, L.A. Weekly features the upcoming Friends of the USC Libraries Literary Luncheon with author Aimee Bender. Bender will discuss her latest novel, The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, on Thursday, October 18 in Doheny Library's Friends of the USC Libraries Lecture Hall (Room 240). Keep reading to learn more about the luncheon.