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 [email protected]

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”.

Chen Chen, Reading & Craft Talk: November 7 & 8, 2018

Chen Chen is the author of When I grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities. He is the 2018-2020 Jacob Ziskind Poet-in-Residence at Brandeis University. His work appears in Poetry, Tin House, The New York Times Magazine, The Best American Poetry, The Best American Nonrequired Reading, and more. He lives with his partner and their...

Laura Brown, Visiting Scholar Program – November 8, 2018

What do companion animals and money have to do with each other? Why were lapdogs and coins special objects in eighteenth-century narratives? What do dogs and coins tell us about love, about human affect, and even about what counts as human? Do coins ‘count’ as human? Do pet dogs?   Laura Brown is the John...

Visiting Writer’s Series, Prajwal Parajuly: October 10, 2018

Prajwal Parajuly is the son of an Indian father and a Nepalese mother. He is the author of The Gurkha’s Daughter, a bestselling collection of short stories, and Land Where I Flee, his first novel and an Independent (London) book of the year. Prajwal is a writer-in-residence at Truman State University and heads the writer-in-rsidence program at...

Two Cent Talks: Poetry & Fiction Reading with Kate Christensen & Julia Bouwsma

Julia Bouwsma lives off-the-grid in the mountains of western Maine, where she is a poet, farmer, freelance editor, critic, and small-town librarian. She is the author of two poetry collections: Midden (Fordham University Press, 2018) and Work by Bloodlight (Cider Press Review, 2017). She is the recipient of the 2018 Maine Literary Award; the 2016-17...