Lyrical Sources: A Poetry Reading

Poet, historian, and former Faculty Fellow Katherine Hollander reads from her recently released book of poetry, My German Dictionary, winner of the 14th annual Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize. Hollander’s work has appeared in Literary Imagination, Slate, Hunger Mountain, Tupelo Quarterly, The Brecht Yearbook, and New German Critique. Ryan Harper reads from his first book of...

The River Rail Launch Event

The River Rail: Occupy Colby is a collaborative project that brings together students, faculty, and members of the extended Colby community to investigate our current climate crisis. Produced by the Lunder Institute for American Art, the Colby College Museum of Art, and the Brooklyn Rail, The River Rail: Occupy Colby builds on the themes of...

Jaed Coffin Reading

Jaed Coffin is the author of two memoirs: Roughhouse Friday, about the year he won the middleweight title of a barroom boxing show in Juneau, Alaska, and A Chant to Soothe Wild Elephants, which chronicles the summer he spent as a Buddhist monk in his mother’s village in Thailand. Coffin’s essays and stories have appeared...

Origins – How I Got Here

Three English Department professors talk about how they came to the discipline of English as teachers, writers, and scholars.  All are welcome to attend this lively discussion.

Terrance Hayes Poetry Reading

As part of the Creative Writing Program’s Visiting Writers’ Series, Terrance Hayes will be reading this Tuesday, at 5pm, in the Robinson Room of Miller Library. Terrance Hayes is the author of six books of poetry, including American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassins (2018), a finalist for the 2018 National Book Award in...

Two Cent Talks – Colin Cheney & Jefferson Navicky

Two Cent Talks is a Waterville reading series dedicated to promoting the literary arts in Maine. Colin Cheney is the author of Here Be Monsters, a National Poetry Series selection. His work has appeared in AGNI, American Poetry Review,Gettysburg Review, The Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, and Poetry. He has received a Pushcart Prize and a Ruth...

English Faculty Book Launch and Celebration

Join us on Thursday for a book launch celebration in the Wormser Room at 4 pm. Professor Megan Cook will discuss her new book, The Poet and the Antiquaries, with Anita Savo, Professor of Spanish.