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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

Stratford Shakespeare Festival

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

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


Spring 2022

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:

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Teaching Cafe

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

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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

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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