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Implications of Chatbot Technology

In his most recent column for “Connecting Writing Centers Across Borders,” a blog of WLN, A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship, Dr. Graham Stowe gives his thoughts on whether ChatGPT and other AI systems pose a threat to college writing instruction and considers whether these technologies could be used to help college writers.

Click here to read the blog.

Dr. Stowe is assistant professor English at Canisius and director of our college writing center.

Submitted by: Mick Cochrane, professor, English; director, Creative Writing

Creative Writing Alumnus Publishes Interview with George Saunders

Creative writing major Aidan Ryan ’14 is the author of an interview included in Conversations with George Saunders, just published by the University of Mississippi Press.

Other contributors include Zadie Smith, Ben Marcus, and Deborah Treisman. Ryan is Senior Vice President for Crisis and Risk at the Edelman firm, and founder and publisher of Foundlings Press.

Submitted by: Mick Cochrane, Professor of English and Creative Writing

Rev. Greg Boyle Visits Canisius

The second in a series of inaugural events leading up to the installation of President Steve Stoute takes place tomorrow, Thursday, October 20.

Rev. Greg Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries, the largest gang-intervention, rehabilitation and re-entry program in the world, and the author of three bestselling books, will visit Canisius as part of the Contemporary Writers Series.

Boyle will speak twice in the Montante Cultural Center. At 4:00 p.m., he will address Canisius College students, faculty and staff, and at 7:00 p.m., he will speak again at an event that is open to the public. There are no tickets or reservations for either event; seating is first-come, first-served, with doors opening a half-hour before the event. Books will be for sale in the evening from Talking Leaves.

The 7:00 p.m. event will be live streamed. To request the link, Email series coordinator Mick Cochrane (

To add the 7:00 p.m. event to your digital calendar, click here.

Click here to view the full list of inaugural events that are planned.

Submitted by: Mick Cochrane, professor, English


Former Hassett Reader Feltrinelli International Poetry Prize

Michael Longley in Montante Cultural Center, 2018