First day of classes.
Upcoming Events By Year
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Monday, January 20, 2020
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.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Come listen to the first MFA reading of the semester on January 22nd. Readers include Marie Burns, Greg Havrilak, PJ Lombardo, and Misael Osorio-Conde.…
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
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.…
Thursday, February 13, 2020
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.…
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
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.…
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Come listen to the second MFA reading of the semester on February 26. Readers include Ahmad Aljawad, Maxime Berclaz, Elise Houcek, and Jasmine Ortiz.…
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Thursday, March 19, 2020
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.…