Two Cent Talks: Mira Ptacin and Gibson Fay-LeBlanc: April 11, 2019

Mira Ptacin is a Maine-based creative nonfiction and children’s book author (and New York Times bestselling ghostwriter). She’s the author if the award-winning memoir Poor Your Soul and the forthcoming book The In-Betweens. Her work frequently appears in Lenny Letter, Guernica, Tin House, Vice, New York Magazine, Poets & Writers, Slice, and more.   Gibson Fay-LeBlanc is a...

Visiting Writers Series, Chris Castellani: April 1, 2019

Chris Castellani is the author of, most recently, the novel Leading Men, and three earlier novels, All This Talk of Love (2013), A Kiss from Maddalena (2003), and The Saint of Lost Things (2005). He has received Fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the MacDowell Colony, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. His book of essays on point of view fiction, The Art...

Information Table in the Spa: March 12, 2019

Join English faculty and students at our table in the Spa from noon to 1:30. Learn more about the English major from faculty and students while enjoying free candy and button making.

Visiting Writers Series, Arisa White: March 6, 2019

Arisa White received her MFA from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and is the author of Perfect on Accident, Black Pearl, Post Pardon, A Penny Saved, and Hurrah’s Nest. She is co-author of the recent children’s book, Biddy Mason Speaks Up, which was noted in The New York Times. Her recent collection, You’re the Most Beautiful Thing That Happened, was nominated for the...

SHOUT! Week 2019 Keynote Address

“For justice, for peace, let’s plant the seeds!” Join us for Carolyn Finney’s Keynote Addresss: 7p.m. in Lorimer Chapel on Monday March 11 Tickets will be distributed in the spa this Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 11 am to 1 pm. Co-sponsored by The Center for the Arts and Humanities, The Pugh Center, The ES...

Paul B Courtright, “The Death of an Immortal Goddess”: February 26, 2019

The goddess Sati, wife of Shiva, is remembered for self immolation in her father’s fire sacrifice, protesting his rejection of her husband’s share in its benefits. Since the advent of British colonial rule sati has served as the term for a Hindu wife who is immolated on the cremation fire of her deceased husband. After...

Open Mic: December 6, 2018

Come celebrate the end of another great semester! Read your work, hear what other creative writers are working on, and hang out with your professors and peers! We’ll have delicious light snacks, desserts, and a cash bar (bring your ID).   For more information on this event, contact Professor Burke at mdburke@colby.edu

Work In Progress: December 6, 2018

Come join us for an English faculty discussion on Prof. Elizabeth Sagaser and Prof. Jackie Ardam’s works in progress! You won’t want to miss our conversation with Elizabeth on her “Partners in Time: Shakespeare, Dickinson & the Lyric Present” or Jackie’s “The ABCs of Racism”.