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The SUNY Plattsburgh English Department invites you to attend the following events. All are free and open to the public — please join us!

Fall 2022

First-Year Welcome Party

  • Sunday, August 28 from 11 a.m. to noon
  • Wilson Commons, Champlain Valley Hall

Stop by to meet with faculty and fellow students!

English Department Social Hour

We’re all in this together! Meet peer mentors, welcome first-year students and transfer students, learn about clubs and internships, and chat with faculty and fellow students. 

Light refreshments will be served.

  • Thursday, September 15 from 5 – 6 p.m.
    • Wilson Commons, Champlain Valley Hall

Book Reading & Signing

Join us as we welcome Christopher Locke for a book reading and signing: “Without Saints: Essays”. 

Free and open to the public.

  • Wednesday, October 5 from 7 – 8:30 p.m.
    • Wilson Commons, Champlain Valley Hall

Stratford Shakespeare Festival

Attend the festival, watch plays, meet actors, get a backstage tour.

Contact Dr. Elaine Ostry at [email protected] for more information


Viewpoints: The Plattsburgh Film Forum

Free and open to the public.

  • Saturday, Oct. 22 from 7 – 9 p.m.
    • The Strand Center for the Arts

Sigma Tau Delta Halloween Movie Night

Join us for Tim Burton’s “Sleepy Hollow”. There will be treats to share and games to play.

All are invited!

  • Sunday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m.
    • CV Hall Room 108

Writers & Their Craft: Aimée Baker

As part of the English Department's Writers and Their Craft series, Dr. Anna Battigelli interviews Aimée Baker on writing Doe.

This is a free event, open to the public. Please join us via Zoom:

Senior Writing Arts Reading

Join us in person — free and open to the public.

  • Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m.
    • Augustus Wilson Commons

Spring 2022

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Visiting Writer Series

We are pleased to present:

  • Randall Horton
    • February 24 at 7 p.m.
    • Cardinal Lounge, Angell College Center
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Teaching Cafe

SUNY Plattsburgh alumni discuss and share their teaching experiences. Join us via Zoom: 

An Evening with Robert Frost

Listen to Frost’s 1959 reading at SUNY Plattsburgh. Hosted by Dr. Anna Battigelli and Dr. Ron Davis.

Join us via Zoom:

Fall 2021

  • Opening Reception and Tour of Champlain Valley Hall — August 29 at 1 p.m.
  • Open House, Champlain Valley Hall — September 7 from 4 – 6 p.m.

“How-To” Series

These sessions begin at noon in Wilson Commons, Champlain Valley Hall.

  • Writing a Successful Essay — September 16
  • Finding and Getting an Internship — October 6
  • Preparing for Academic Advising and Course Selection — October 21
  • Designing an Effective Resume — November 18

Spring 2021

Writers & their Craft

Writers and their craft poster

Stop by for a listen and then join in on the conversation — we celebrate writers and their craft.

  • Elaine Ostry
    • February 11 at 7 p.m.
  • Anna Battigelli
    • March 18 at 7 p.m.
  • Scott Reznick
    • April 15 at 7 p.m.

Please contact Anna Battigelli ([email protected]) for the Zoom link to join Writers & their Craft.


Fall 2020

Words on Fire

Words on Fire 2020 Fall reading series poster

Three Tuesday night readings at 7 p.m. via Zoom

The SUNY Plattsburgh English Department invites you to attend the 2020 fall reading series.


Writers on their Craft

Writers on their craft poster; Sara Schaff, Jose Torres, Aimee Baker
  • Sara Schaff on The Invention of Love
    • Sept. 24th at 7 p.m.
  • Jose Torres on his award winning fiction
    • Oct. 22 at 7 p.m.
  • Aimee Baker on her award-winning collection of poems titled Doe
    • Nov. 12 at 7 p.m.

Zoom links will be provided shortly before each event.


English Department Open House

English Department open house poster
  • Aug. 27
  • 12:30 p.m.

Join us and learn more about the English Department and faculty!

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