Creative Writing Open Mic Night 5/6/21

Join us on Thursday, May 6 for the semi-annual Open-mic night. Students read their creative writing works for 2-3 minutes each for an evening of creativity and fun. Friends and family are welcome to join us.

New Concentration Announcement: Literature and the Environment 4/20/21

Are you interested in being an English Major, but you also love the environment? Drawn to learning more about environmental justice? Want to explore how the natural world and literature intersect? Faculty and staff of the Colby English Department invites you to an Open House Come talk to us and learn about the newest concentration...

Visiting Writer Series: Alexia Arthurs 4/19/21

Alexia Arthurs was born in Jamaica and moved with her family to Brooklyn when she was twelve. A graduate of Hunter College and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she has published fiction in Granta, The Sewanee Review, Small Axe, Virginia Quarterly Review, Vice, Shondaland, Buzzfeed, and The Paris Review, which awarded her the Plimpton Prize in 2017. She is...

Visiting Writer Series: Nicholson Baker 4/12/21

Nicholson Baker is the author of seventeen books, among them The Mezzanine, Human Smoke, and The Anthologist. His newest book, Baseless: My Search for Secrets Among the Ruins of the Freedom of Information Act, was published in July 2020. He has received a National Book Critics Circle Award, a James Madison Freedom of Information Award, the Herman Hesse Prize, and the...

Book Launch: Home Is Where You Queer Your Heart 4/8/21

Join the English Department for an informative reading and discussion of Home Is Where You Queer Your Heart, edited by Professor Arisa White, Miah Jeffra, and Monique Mero-Williams. Co-sponsored by the Center for the Arts and Humanities, WGSS, American Studies, Creative Writing and the English Department.

English Department Open Hours: 3/17/21

The English and Creative Writing faculty invite you to come meet, ask questions, and hang out. Open Hours is an opportunity for all students to ask questions about English and Creative Writing courses and the majors and minors.

Visiting Writer Series: Adam Giannelli 3/15/21

Adam Giannelli is the author of Tremulous Hinge (University of Iowa Press, 2017), winner of the Iowa Poetry Prize, and the translator of a selection of prose poems by Marosa di Giorgio, Diadem (BOA Editions, 2012). His writing has appeared in The Kenyon Review, New England Review, New York Times Magazine, Washington Post Magazine, Ploughshares, and elsewhere. He currently teaches literature...

Visiting Writer Series: Jess Anthony 11/16/20

Jessica Anthony is the author of The Convalescent (McSweeney’s/Grove 2009), the multimedia novel Chopsticks (Penguin/Razorbill 2012) and Enter the Aardvark (Little, Brown 2020). Anthony is the inaugural recipient of McSweeney’s “Amanda Davis Highwire Fiction Award,” and her books have been published in a dozen countries. Her short stories appear in Best New American Voices, Best Nonrequired Reading, and McSweeney’s. She is currently a lecturer...

English Department Open Hours: 10/3/20

Open Hours is an opportunity for all students to ask questions about English and Creative Writing courses and the majors and minors. Come meet the faculty and find out how your life can be enriched by studying literature or writing your own poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.

Sam Sax Poetry Talk: 10/5/20

Sam Sax is a queer, Jewish writer & educator. The author of Madness (Penguin, 2017) winner of the National Poetry Series & ‘Bury It’ (Wesleyan University Press, 2018) winner of the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets, Sam has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Lambda Literary, & the...