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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Monday, January 20, 2020

MLK Celebration Luncheon

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Location: Joyce Center, North Dome

Diane Nash will be the keynote speaker at this luncheon. Nash became a leader in the Civil Rights Movement in 1959 while a student at Fisk University. By the time she was 22, Nash was a Freedom Rider and had co-founded the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). She worked closely with Dr. King and played a pivotal role in the Selma Voting Rights Movement.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Ernest Sandeen Poetry Prize Reading ft. Leia Penina Wilson

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Location: 232 Decio Hall

Leia Penina Wilson

Leia Penina Wilson is an afakasi Samoan poet hailing from the Midwest. Most recently, she has work in Burning House Press, Heavy Feather Review, Denver Quarterly, Dream Pop Press, and Split Lip Magazine. She is the author of i built a boat with all the trees in your closet (and will let you drown), from Red Hen Press.…

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Creative Writing Reading Series ft. Zeyn Joukhadar

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Location: 232

Zeyn Joukhadar is the author of the novels The Map of Salt and Stars (Touchstone/Simon & Schuster, 2018) and The Thirty Names of Night (Atria/Simon & Schuster, 19 May 2020). He is a member of the Radius of Arab American Writers (RAWI). His work has appeared in Salon, The Paris Review Daily, The Kenyon Review, PANK Magazine, and elsewhere, and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and the Best of the Net. The Map of Salt and Stars, currently being translated into sixteen languages, was a 2018 Middle East Book Award winner in Youth Literature, a 2018 Goodreads Choice Awards Finalist in Historical Fiction, and was shortlisted for the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize. Joukhadar has been an artist in residence at the Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga, California; the Fes Medina Project in Morocco; Beit al-Atlas in Beirut; and the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn, Michigan.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Creative Writing Sparks Postdoc Reading: Anne Malin Ringwalt

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Location: 232

AM Ringwalt is a writer and musician who is the Spark fellow this year. Her poetry, nonfiction and hybrid works appear or are forthcoming in the Bennington Review, Entropy, Tarpaulin Sky Magazine, Interim and the Kenyon Review. Her manuscript What Floods was a finalist for Essay Press’ 2018 book prize and was long-listed for Tarpaulin Sky’s 2019 book prize. She has taught creative writing at the University of Notre Dame and Interlochen Arts Camp, and has performed her music at the Watermill Center and the New Yorker Festival.…

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

CANCELLED: Ernest Sandeen Memorial Reading with Anne Carson

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Location: Eck Auditorium

 

Due to Notre Dame's decision to move all courses online through at least April 13, the Anne Carson poetry reading has been cancelled. We will share more information on rescheduling at a later date.

 


 

Anne Carson

This biannual literary event commemorates our esteemed colleague, the poet, scholar and teacher, Ernest Sandeen.Canadian author Anne Carson

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Thursday, March 19, 2020

CANCELLED: Anne Carson: 2020 Yusko Ward-Phillips Lecture

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Location: Eck Center Auditorium

Anne Carson

We regret that Anne Carson's appearance has been cancelled.

The English Department is pleased to announce that our 2020 Yusko Ward-Phillips Lecturer is Canadian poet, essayist, and translator Anne Carson. Professor Carson's lecture, entitled "Stillness," will take place at 5:30 pm on Thursday, March 19, in the Eck Visitors Center Auditorium. A reception will follow the lecture. This event is free and open to the public, no tickets required.…

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

CANCELLED: Creative Writing Reading Series ft. Edgar Garcia

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Location: 232 Decio Hall

Due to Notre Dame's decision to move all courses online through at least April 13, the Edgar Garcia reading has been cancelled. We will share more information on rescheduling at a later date.

 


 

Edgar Garcia is a poet and scholar of the hemispheric cultures of the Americas, principally of the 20th and 21st centuries. He is the author of Skins of Columbus: A Dream Ethnography (Fence Books, 2019; winner of the Fence Modern Poets Series award and an award from the Illinois Arts Council) and Signs of the Americas: A Poetics of Pictography, Hieroglyphs, and

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

CANCELLED: Creative Writing Reading Series ft. Garth Greenwell

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Location: 232 Decio Hall

Due to Notre Dame's decision to move all courses online through the end of the academic year, the Garth Greenwell reading has been cancelled. We will share more information on rescheduling at a later date.


 

Garth Greenwell is the author of What Belongs to You, which won the British Book Award for Debut of the Year, was

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

CANCELLED: Undergraduate Creative Writing Reading/ Re:Visions 2020 Launch Party

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Location: 232

Due to Notre Dame's decision to move all courses online through the end of the academic year, this event has been cancelled. We will share more information on rescheduling at a later date.


 

The Creative Writing Department will be hosting a reading for Notre Dame undergraduates on Wednesday, April 15th at 7-9pm in 232 Decio Hall. Bring your friends!

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Thursday, April 30, 2020

2020 Creative Writing MFA Final Thesis Reading

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Location: Online

Due to Notre Dame's decision to move all courses online through the end of the academic year, this celebration of readings will take place online.


 

 

Mfa Thesis Reading 2020

Readers will include: Kirsten Aguilar, Natasha Ali, Maxime Berclaz, Sebastian Bostwick, Gregory Havrilak, Sara Judy, Jahan Khajavipour, Nazli Koca, and Scarlett Wardrop.

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Thursday, July 23, 2020

Virtual Open House: English

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Location: virtual via Zoom

Are you an incoming student who wants to learn more about programs in English?

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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Black Lives Matter – South Bend: A Conversation with Dr. Dé Bryant

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Location: Zoom conversation

Those interested in joining from the English department can register by emailing Alissa Doroh at adoroh@nd.edu.

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What can we do to fight against racism (and its intersections with other structural oppressions) within our own community RIGHT NOW? This Zoom conversation intends to connect Notre Dame students, faculty, staff, and alumni with Black Lives Matter- South Bend (BLM-SB). Dr. Dé Bryant, the founder and director of Social Action Project (SOCACT), will give a short introduction to the current issues BLM-SB is working to address and explain how ND community members can take part in the struggle for racial justice. The talk will be followed by a structured Q&A.  …

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Monday, August 10, 2020

Campus Reopening for Fall Semester Classes

Location: campus-wide

First day of classes.

The University will welcome students back to campus for the 2020-21 fall semester the week of Aug. 10, two weeks earlier than originally scheduled, and will forgo fall break in October and end the semester before Thanksgiving, the University’s president, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., announced in letters to the campus community.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Research Uncorked: “More than Manners: Answering the Call to Civil Discourse”

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Location: Online

Research Uncorked is a monthly speaker series featuring informal interviews with leading scholars and scientists from the University. Typically hosted at Ironhand Winebar in South Bend, the series has temporarily moved online because of the coronavirus.

In August, we’re excited to be joined by John Duffy

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Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Creative Writing Reading Series ft. Johannes Göransson and MFA Alum, Paul Cunningham

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Location: Zoom conversation

Johannes Göransson is the author of eight books as well as the translator of numerous books, including poetry by Aase Berg, Kim Yideum and Ann Jäderlund. He will be reading from his most recent book, POETRY AGAINST ALL, diary entries from the fall of 2013 when he stayed in Sweden working on another book (The Sugar Book, 2014). The entries deal with such topics as homesickness, the figure of the foreigner, the contamination of art and the unsettling power of the image.  He teaches creative writing at Notre Dame.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Creative Writing Reading Series ft. Joyelle McSweeney & Valerie Sayers

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Location: Zoom conversation

This will be a faculty book launch for Professor Joyelle McSweeney's Toxicon and Arachne and Professor Valerie Sayers' The Age of Infidelity and Other Stories.

Joyelle McSweeney is the author of ten books of poetry, stories, lyric novels, verse plays, translation, and criticism. Her most recent book is Toxicon and Arachne

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Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Creative Writing Reading Series ft. Sara Deniz Akant

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Location: Zoom conversation

Sara Deniz Akant is a Turkish-American poet, educator, and performer. She is the author of Babette (Rescue Press 2015), selected by Maggie Nelson for the Black Box Prize in Poetry, as well as the chapbooks Parades (Omnidawn 2014), and Latronic Strag (Persistent Editions 2015). She holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and has taught writing at Baruch, Medgar Evers, John Jay, and Hunter College. She is currently a PhD candidate in English at the CUNY Graduate Center, where she researches 20th century poetics at the intersections of language, gender, and empire.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Thursday, November 12, 2020