English and Journalism
English & Journalism has scheduled the following events:
Writing Faculty Meetings:
Wed., May 6, 12-1, in SI 14
STUDY ABROAD EVENTS:
Take a Study Trip to Italy! (May 18-June 1, 2015). Exploring the Great Beauty of Rome and Beyond.
All Alumni, Friends and Students Welcome!
A Study Abroad Course to introduce you to Italian contemporary society from a film and cultural studies prospective.
For further information, contact Dr. Roberta Di Carmine (219 Simpkins, firstname.lastname@example.org) and/or Dr. Carla Paciotto (EIS, email@example.com)
Film Club SCREENINGS at WIU: SIMPKINS HALL ROOM 220 @ 7 PM
VISITING SPEAKERS (sponsored by the Dept. of Eng/Jour):Elissa Washuta. Public Reading: Wednesday, Feb. 4th. 5:00, Art Gallery. Elissa Washuta is an emerging memoirist and multimedia artist. Washuta, a member of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, is the author of My Body Is a Book of Rules, a memoir published by Red Hen Press. Her work has appeared in Salon, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Filter Literary Journal, and Third Coast. She recently received a Potlatch Fund Native Arts Grant, an Artist Trust GAP Award, and a 4Culture Grant. In 2012, she was named an inaugural fellow in the Made at Hugo House program.
Ire'ne Silva. Public Reading: Wednesday, Feb 25th. 7:00, Art Gallery. Ire’ne Silva is a poet and experimental writer. Her poetry, short stories and essays have appeared in more than forty journals and anthologies. Ire'ne Silva is the 2014 Recipient of the final Alfredo Cisneros del Moral Award, the 2013 Fiction Finalist for AROHO’s Gift of Freedom, and the 2008 recipient of the Gloria Anzaldua Milagro Award. She is also a 2010 Cantomundo Inaugural Fellow.
Lev Grossman. Public Reading: Wednesday, March 25th. 5:00, Sandburg Theater. Lev Grossman is an American novelist and journalist, known for such novels as Warp, Codex, and The Magicians. He has written for The New York Times, Wired, Salon, Entertainment Weekly, The Wall Street Journal, and other major publications. His novel The Magicians has been heralded as "The Catcher in the Rye for devotees of alternative universes"; this novel won the 2010 Alex Award. In 2011 Grossman received the John W. Campbell Award for best New Writer.
Rachel Kushner. Public Reading: Friday, April 17th. 5:00, Sherman Hall (3rd FL auditorium). Rachel Kushner is an award-winning American writer known for such novels as Telex from Cuba and The Flamethrowers. She has been a finalist twice for the National Book Award and in 2014 her novel The Flamethrowers was on the shortlist for the Folio Prize. This novel was also named a "Top Book" of 2013 by such publications as Time Magazine, The New Yorker, and Vogue. In 2013 Rachel Kushner received an honorary doctorate from Kalamazoo College, and that same year she was a Guggenheim Fellow.
Justin St. Germain. Public Reading: Monday, May 4th. 5:00, Art Gallery. Justin St. Germain currently teaches at the University of New Mexico. His memoir, Son of a Gun, was the winner of the 2013 Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award in Nonfiction. This work was subsequently named "Best Book" of 2013 by Amazon.com and Library Journal, and was a New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice for 2013. This book is published by Random House, and, most recently, has been called a work of "austere, luminous beauty" by NPR reviewer Julia Keller.
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