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Fall 2019

Words on Fire

Flyer for Words on Fire
  • Oct. 1, 21 & 28
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • Feinberg Library Reading Room

The hottest literary reading series on campus.

10/1 — Peg Alford Pursell (Fiction)
10/21 — Bertha Rogers (Poet)
10/28 — Mark Statman (Poet)

Sponsored by the English Department and Feinberg Library


Eating Our Words (Brown Bag Lunch Series)

Flyer for Eating our Words
  • Oct. 2, 22 & 29
  • 1 p.m.
  • Feinberg Library Reading Room

Join us as we chat about the art, craft (and business!) of writing with our Words on Fire writers.

10/2 — Hybrid Forms with Peg Alford Pursell (Fiction): how to navigate hybrid forms of writing?
10/22 — Building a Community with Bertha Rogers (Poet): how to foster a literary community?
10/29 — Ex-Pat Writer's Life with Mark Statman (Poet): how to travel and write?

Sponsored by the English Department and Feinberg Library


Black Poetry Day: Kwame Dawes

Portrait of Kwame Dawes
  • Oct. 17
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • Krinovitz Auditorium

We celebrate the work of Kwame Dawes, a Ghanaian poet, actor, editor, critic, and musician. He is Professor of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and author of more than twenty books.

Sponsored by the English Department, the Honors Program, and the Plattsburgh College Foundation


Art (in) Justice: Brian Gilmore

Portrait of Brian Gilmore
  • Oct. 22 & 23

More than a poet. More than a lawyer. Brian Gilmore is a celebrated poet whose most recent book is an homage to Marvin Gaye. He’s also a public interest attorney and law professor at Michigan State. Events at the HUB and elsewhere on campus will explore the work and advocacy of this remarkable writer, a nominee for a NAACP Image Award and an influence on the writing of Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Sponsored by the Campus Committee on Environmental Responsibility


Celebrating 200 Years of Whitman

Poster for the Whitman Event
  • Nov. 13
  • 7 p.m.
  • Feinberg Library Reading Room

Join the English department for a group reading and an evening celebrating the work and life of American poet Walt Whitman.

Sponsored by the English Department and Feinberg Library

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