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Wednesday, January 26, 2022

MFA Student Reading

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Location: 232 Decio Hall, English Department

Come listen to the first MFA reading of the semester on January 26th! Readers include Kristyn Garza, Lance Carroll, and Jacob Moniz.

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Friday, January 28, 2022

The Madman of Freedom Square: Hassan Blasim and Jonathan Wright in conversation with Amir Ahmadi Arian

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Location: Live on Zoom

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Hassan Blasim (b. 1973) is an Iraqi writer, poet, and filmmaker who is currently living in Helsinki, Finland. Born in Baghdad, he studied at the city’s Academy of Cinematic Arts where two of his screenplays won the Academy’s Festival Prize for Best Work. In 1998 he was advised by his tutors to leave Baghdad, since the political and critical nature of his films was drawing attention from Saddam’s informants at the Academy. After fleeing and travelling through Europe as a refugee, he settled in Finland in 2004. His debut collection of short stories,

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Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Book Launch, Reading & Discussion: "Velorio" by Xavier Navarro Aquino

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Location: 232 Decio Hall, English Department

Please join us for a book launch of Velorio by Xavier Navarro Aquino.  The book launch will be followed by a short reading and a conversation with Dr. Marisel Moreno, the Rev. John A. O'Brien Assoicate Professor of Spanish at the University of Notre Dame.

Xavier Navarro Aquino was born and raised in Puerto Rico. Named a "Writer to Watch" by Publishers Weekly

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Monday, February 7, 2022

The 28th Annual Hesburgh Lecture in Ethics and Public Policy

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Location: Zoom Webinar

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Featuring Bernadine Evaristo, Booker Prize-winning novelist, essayist, dramatist, and literary critic; advocate and activist for inclusion in the arts

British writer Bernardine Evaristo is the author of ten books and numerous writings that span the genres of fiction, verse fiction, short fiction, non-fiction, poetry, essays, literary criticism, journalism, and radio and theatre drama. Her writing and projects are based around her interest in the African diaspora.…

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Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

MFA Student Reading

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Location: 232 Decio Hall, English Department

Come listen to the second MFA reading of the semester on February 16th.  Readers include Woori Kim, Raju Kalam, and Angie Lorang.

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Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Creative Writing Reading Series ft. Venita Blackburn

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Location: 235 Decio Hall, English Dept. Multipurpose Room

Works by Venita Blackburn have appeared in thenewyorker.com, Harper’s, Ploughshares, McSweeney’s, the Paris Review and others. She received the Prairie Schooner book prize in fiction for her collected stories, Black Jesus and Other Superheroes in 2017. She is founder of the literary nonprofit Live, Write (livewriteworkshop.com), which provides free creative writing workshops for communities of color.

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Friday, February 25, 2022

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Virtual Book Launch: "Magnificent Errors" by Sheryl Luna

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Location: Zoom

“With Magnificent Errors, Luna has broken the regional boundaries of the
American Southwest and become one of America’s finest poets.” —
Dagoberto Gilb, author of Before the End, After the Beginning
“In Magnificent Errors, Sheryl Luna shows us once again why she is one of
America’s premier poets. Her gutsy, gorgeous language, her hard-won vision

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Thursday, March 10, 2022

International Conference: The Once and Future English

Location: London Global Gateway

With speakers from 15 countries around the world, this international conference asks the question: How will English’s present and past look to future speakers and language historians?  

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Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Creative Writing Reading Series ft. Adrian Matejka

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Location: 232 Decio Hall, English Department

Adrian Matekja grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana, and is a graduate of the MFA program at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He is the author of The Devil’s Garden (Alice James Books, 2003) which won theNew York / New England Award and Mixology (Penguin, 2009), a winner of the 2008 National Poetry Series. His third collection of poems, The Big Smoke (Penguin, 2013), focuses on Jack Johnson, the first Black heavyweight champion of the world. The Big Smoke was awarded the 2014 Anisfield-Wolf BookAward and was a finalist for the 2013 National Book Award, 2014 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and 2014 Pulitzer Prize in poetry. His fourth collection, Map to the Stars, was published by Penguin in 2017. His mixed media collection inspired by Funkadelic, Standing on the Verge & Maggot Brain (Third Man Books), and a collection of poems Somebody Else Sold the World (Penguin) are forthcoming in 2021. His first graphic novel Last On His Feet will be published in 2022 by Liveright. Among Matejka’s other honors are the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award and fellowships from the Academy of American Poets, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Lannan Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation, and a Simon Fellowship from United States Artists. He is the Ruth Lilly Professor of Poetry at Indiana University Bloomington and served as Poet Laureate of the state of Indiana in 2018-19. …

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Thursday, March 17, 2022

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Saturday, March 19, 2022

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Yusko Ward-Phillips Conference: 1000 Years of Ice and Fire

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Ecological collapse and human migration have been deeply intertwined throughout human history, and have inspired some of our greatest works of literature, from The Epic of Gilgamesh to The Grapes of Wrath. "1000 Years of Ice and Fire" will bring together several key thinkers working in the long history of literature in English to discuss deep historical patterns, resonances, and critical flash-points to help us better understand the complex relationship between ecological collapse, migration, and literary production.…

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Friday, March 25, 2022

Yusko Ward-Phillips Conference: 1000 Years of Ice and Fire

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Ecological collapse and human migration have been deeply intertwined throughout human history, and have inspired some of our greatest works of literature, from The Epic of Gilgamesh to The Grapes of Wrath. "1000 Years of Ice and Fire" will bring together several key thinkers working in the long history of literature in English to discuss deep historical patterns, resonances, and critical flash-points to help us better understand the complex relationship between ecological collapse, migration, and literary production.…

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Wednesday, March 30, 2022

MFA Student Reading

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Location: 232 Decio Hall, English Department

Mfa Reading March 30

Come listen to the third MFA reading of the semester on March 30th.  Readers include Arman Chowdhury, Agnes Ong, and Zoe Darsee.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

MFA Alumni Mini-Conference

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Location: 232 Decio Hall, English Department

Please join us for an MFA Alumni Mini-Conference ft. Jackson Bliss, Katie Lattari, Ae Hee Lee, Monica Mody, and Blake Sanz.

*The specific time of this two day long event is TBA.

Jackson Bliss (2007) is the 2007 Sparks Prize winner.  He is the winner of the 2020 Noemi Press Award in Prose and the mixed-race/hapa author of

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Thursday, April 21, 2022

MFA Alumni Mini-Conference

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Location: 232 Decio Hall, English Department

Please join us for an MFA Alumni Mini-Conference ft. Jackson Bliss, Katie Lattari, Ae Hee Lee, Monica Mody, and Blake Sanz.

*The specific time of this two day long event is TBA.

Jackson Bliss (2007) is the 2007 Sparks Prize winner.  He is the winner of the 2020 Noemi Press Award in Prose and the mixed-race/hapa author of

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Wednesday, April 27, 2022

MFA Student Thesis Reading

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Location: 232 Decio Hall, English Department

Come listen to the third MFA reading of the semester on February 16th.  Readers include Mary Dwyer, Jillian Fantin, Naimu Msechu, 
Phillip Spinella, and Austyn Wohlers. 

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