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Upcoming Events


Thursday, January 15, 2015: Lawrence anders Writer-in-Residence- This year’s Sanders Writer-in-Residence is Jo Ann Beard. Jo Ann Beard is the author of a collection of autobiographical essays, The Boys of My Youth,and the novel In Zanesville. Her work has appeared in "The New Yorker," "Tin House," "Best American Essays," and other magazines and anthologies. She received a Whiting Foundation Award and nonfiction fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation and the New York Foundation for the Arts. She teaches at Sarah Lawrence College.
7 p.m. Majestic Palm Room, reception to follow

Tuesday, January 27, 2015: Roxane Gay’s writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Best American Mystery Stories 2014, Best Short Stories 2012, Best Sex Writing 2012, A Public Space, McSweeney’s, Tin House, Oxford American, American Short Fiction, West Branch, Virginia Quarterly Review, NOON, The New York Times Book Review, Bookforum, Time, The Los Angeles Times, The Nation, The Rumpus, Salon , and many others. She is the co-editor of PANK . She is also the author of the books Ayiti, An Untamed State, Bad Feminist , and Hunger , forthcoming from Harper in 2016. Free and open to the public
7:30 p.m. Student Union Building

Wednesday, February 18, 2015: Phil Klay is a graduate of Dartmouth College and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He served in Iraq’s Anbar Province from January 2007 to February 2008 as a Public Affairs Officer. After being discharged he went to Hunter College and received an MFA. His story “Redeployment” was originally published in Granta and is included in Fire and Forget: Short Stories from the Long War . His writing has also appeared in the New York Times, Newsweek, The Daily Beast, the New York Daily News, Tin House, and The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012. Co-sponsored by FAU Military and Veterans Affairs. Free and open to the public.
7 p.m. Student Union Building

Thursday, March 26, 2015: Bingham Visiting Writer- Lucie Brock-Broido is a professor and Director of Poetry at Columbia University’s School of the Arts. She received her BA and her MA from Johns Hopkins University, and her MFA from Columbia University. Her most recent book Stay, Illusion was a finalist for the 2013 National Book Award in Poetry and for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her previous collections of poetry include Trouble in Mind (Alfred A. Knopf, 2004), recipient of the Massachusetts Book Award; The Master Letters (1995); and A Hunger (1988). Her awards and honors include the Witter-Bynner prize for poetry from the Academy of American Arts and Letters, the Harvard Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Award, the Harvard-Danforth Award for Distinction in Teaching, the Jerome J. Shestack Poetry Prize from The American Poetry Review, two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Free and open to the public.
4 p.m. Schmidt Center Gallery



Past Events


Friday, September 5, 2014: English Club Fall Kickoff The time has arrived! The English Club is back! Come rub elbows with other English majors and minors on Sept. 5th, at 4pm on the 3rd floor of the CU building. 4:00 p.m. CU Building, 3rd Floor Atrium

Friday, September 12, 2014: Professor Dalleo will be starting our Fall Brown Bag Symposium with his presentation, "'A romance of the race, just down there by Panama’: West Indians in the Harlem Renaissance and the U.S. Occupation of Haiti.” 12 p.m. CU 321

Tuesday, October 21, 2014: Where Are They Now: What They Did With Their English Degree Alumni Panel. Come to our FAU English Alumni Panel to find out about the diverse positions our graduates have accepted. See flyer 7 p.m. AH 205

Thursday, October 30, 2014: I Know What You Did Last Semester: Murder Mystery Costume Party . Join the English Club for a little murder mystery fun! Dress up as your favorite literary character or villain and help us figure out whodunit! 7 p.m. Book Wise Bookstore (see flyer attached for address and details)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - Thursday April 17, 2014 The English Graduate Student Society will be having their Spring 2014 Graduate Student Conference.

Monday, March 24, 2014: Brown Bag Series- Professor Regis Mann , "Theorizing freedom as an Economy of Violence in Harriet Wilson's Our Nig." 12pm p.m. CU 321

Thursday, March 20, 2014:Tayari Jones A recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award in Fine Arts from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Tayari Jones is a graduate of Spelman College, The University of Iowa, and Arizona State University. She is an Associate Professor in the MFA program at Rutgers-Newark University, where she was awarded with a Board of Trustees Award for Scholarly Excellence, the Presidential Fellowship for Teaching Excellence, a Leader in Faculty Diversity Award. Her work has been supported by The National Endowment for the Arts and The United States Artists Foundation and the arts councils of Arizona and Illinois. She spent the 2011-12 academic year at Harvard University as a Radcliffe Institute Fellow, researching her forthcoming novel, Dear History.
7:00 p.m. Student Union Majestic Palm Room

Friday, March 14, 2014: English Students vs. English Faculty Spelling Bee. Are you up for the challenge? The English club is hoting a Spelling Bee- English Students vs. English Faculty. Up for prize is a $20 Visa Gift Card and Bragging Rights.
3:00 p.m. CU 321, Boca Campus

Thursday, February 27, 2014: English Internship Information Session Come learn about the English Internship Program and how to set yourself up for success. Check out the flyer! 3:30-4:30 p.m. AH 209, Boca Raton campus

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014: What Can I Do With My English Degree?
Come and learn more about life after English and what you can do with your degree. The workshop is open to English undergraduates and undecided students.Check out the flyer! 3:30-4:30 p.m. AH 205, Boca Raton campus

T hursday, February 20, 2014: William Boggess William Boggess began his career at Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, before working at Barer Literary as the agency assistant until 2010.  After leaving for two years to work on the editorial side at Little, Brown and Company, he is returning to represent literary fiction and narrative nonfiction, as well as provide editorial support for the agency’s authors.  He grew up in the mountains of North Carolina, and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

7:00 p.m. Student Union Majestic Palm Room

Thursday, January 16, 2014: Timothy Donnelly Timothy Donnelly is the author of Twenty-seven Props for a Production of Eine Lebenszeit (Grove, 2003) and The Cloud Corporation (Wave, 2010; Picador, 2011), winner of the 2012 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. With John Ashbery and Geoffrey G. O’Brien he is the co-author of Three Poets published by Minus A Press in 2012.. He is a recipient of The Paris Review’s Bernard F. Conners Prize and fellowships from the New York State Writers Institute and the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. He is the poetry editor of Boston Review and teaches in the Writing Program at Columbia University’s School of the Arts.4:00 p.m., Schmidt Center Gallery

Thursday January 24, 2014: Brian Turner Brian Turner is the author of two collections of poetry—Here, Bullet and Phantom Noise (Alice James Books; 2005, 2010). Both collections are also available in the U.K. from Bloodaxe Books (2007, 2010). Here, Bullet is a New York Times “Editor’s Choice” selection and has won numerous awards (including the 2005 Beatrice Hawley Award and the 2007 Poets Prize). The 2009-2010 Amy Lowell Traveling Poetry Scholar, Turner has also been awarded a 2009 USA Hillcrest Fellowship, an NEA Fellowship, and a Lannan Literary Fellowship. His work has been published in Poetry Daily, The Virginia Quarterly Review, The Georgia Review, and others. He teaches at Sierra Nevada College. 7:00 p.m. Student Union Majestic Palm Room


For more information contact the Department of English at 561-297-3830 or at english@fau.edu

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