Welcome back from Widener English and Creative Writing!

Our faculty and students had a busy summer traveling, writing, presenting, and publishing.  Here are a few of the highlights:

  • Daniel Robinson, along with senior English majors Ashley DiRienzo and Taylor Brown, presented at the Wordsworth Summer Conference in August
  • Janine Utell presented at a conference on Letters and Letter Writing at Oxford University
  • Michael Cocchiarale presented at a symposium in Chicago on sports and civic identity sponsored by the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature
  • Mark Graybill presented at the annual conference for the American Literature Association in San Francisco
  • Ken Pobo won the LGBTQ Flash Fiction Contest at Sweater Weather Magazine (read here!), and had work published at Quail Bell Magazine (read here!) and GFT Press (read here!), among others
  • Kelly Helm published a piece with the Naval Historical Foundation on Godzilla and the Bikini Atoll (read here!)

Now that the fall semester is up and running, make sure you add these dates to your calendar:

  • 9/14 at noon: Welcome Back Pizza Party for English/Creative Writing majors and minors in LC 339
  • 9/15 at 7pm: State Street Reading Series at the Media Arts Center Gallery
  • 9/21 at 4pm: Lecture by Martin Holt, visiting professor from Greifswald, Germany, in Freedom Hall Theater
  • 9/22 at 7pm: Open Mic (in honor of Susan Hastie) in LC 1
  • 9/26 at 3:30pm: Fall Faculty Lecture by Dr. Utell in UC Room G

Hope to see you out at these events!  Stop by and say hi, or get in touch with news!

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