Aisling Awards and Coastlines Launch
5 PM, EE106 Engineering East (Boca campus)
Join us for the release of the 2013 issue of Coastlines Literary Magazine! The annual Aisling Awards will be presented for outstanding contributions in fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction. Be sure to attend and enjoy exceptional readings, get your copy of our new issue, and ask the Coastlines staff about submissions to the 2014 issue and how YOU can be a part of the Coastlines staff!
Job Interviewing Techniques Workshop
3PM, CU 321, Boca Raton campus
Luis Santiago, Assistant Director for Career Education at Florida Atlantic University Career Development Center, will be teaching English majors and minors how to ace a job interview.
Brown Bag Lecture Series: Dr. Carol McQuirk’s “A Drunk Man Looks: Reading Burns's ‘Tam o'Shanter’” on September 13th, at noon. Place TBA.
Center for Body, Mind, and Culture Coffee Colloquium : Papatya Bucak, “Rock, Paper, Scissors: Methods of Creating Conflict in Short Fiction.” on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 11:00 a.m., SO 285. September 13th, at noon.
A Reading by Poet and Fiction Writer Barbara Hamby. Reception to follow.
6 PM. Boca Raton campus, GS 215
(event was postponed due to Hurricane Sandy) An Evening with Literary Agent Betsy Lerner, “What Writers Need to Know”Betsy Lerner is a partner at the premier literary agency, Dunow, Carlson, and Lerner. Prior to becoming an agent, she worked as an editor for sixteen years at major trade publishers, including Simon & Schuster, Houghton Mifflin and Doubleday. As an agent, she largely represents non-fiction writers in the areas of science, psychology, history, cultural studies, biography, current events, and memoir. She holds an MFA in poetry from Columbia University and is the author of a memoir, Food & Loathing: A Lament, as well as The Forest for the Trees: An Editor's Advice to Writers. Her blog on publishing can be found on www.betsylerner.com. 7 PM. Boca Raton campus, Location TBA
English Club Halloween Writing Contest
5 PM. Bookwise Bookstore
GRE Workshop for English Majors
3 PM. Boca Raton campus. CU 321
St. Thomas University Law School Visit for Undergraduate English Majors 3 PM. Boca Raton campus, CU 321
MFA Alumni Reading and Q & A: Presented by Coastlines Literary Magazine. 7 PM. Boca Raton campus, Live Oak A
11/13/12 As part of the department’s graduate student professionalization program, this seminar will address the process of applying to Ph.D. programs. Topics to be discussed include the selection of programs to apply to, the writing of the statement of intent, asking for letters of recommendation, and selecting and revising writing samples. Ample time for questions and answers will be provided.The seminar will be led by Professors Taylor Hagood, Kate Schmitt, and Lisa Swanstrom. 1 PM. Boca Raton campus, CU 321
Brown Bag Lecture Series: Sika Dagbovie-Mullins, “The Neo-S(k)in Trade: White Skin, Black Bodies in Bernardine Evaristo’s Blonde Roots. ” 12 PM. Boca Raton campus, Location TBA
Community Writing Workshops January 24 - March 21, 2013
The Department of English is pleased to offer two eight-week, non credit writing workshops for the community on our Boca campus. Please see attached flyer for more information.
Writing Fiction Thursday evenings, 6-8 pm
Writing Creative Nonfiction Thursday eveings, 6-8pm
A Reading by Poet and Translator Idra Novey January 31, 2013, 4:00 p.m., Board of Trustees Room (AD 305)
Idra Novey is the author of Exit, Civilian, a 2011 National Poetry Series Selection, and The Next Country, a finalist for the 2008 Foreword Book of the Year Award in poetry. She’s received awards from the Poetry Society of America, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the PEN Translation Fund. Her recent translations include Clarice Lispector’s novel The Passion According to G.H. She’s taught in the Bard College Prison Initiative and at NYU, Columbia, and Princeton.
How to Get into Grad School: Presented by the English Club
February 20, 2013, 1:00 pm, CU 321 (Boca campus) This workshop will address the Do's and Don'ts of applying to graduate English and MFA programs. The panel will be led by Professors Mark Scroggins, Kate Schmitt, and Becka McKay. Please see flyer attached
Internship Opportunities for English Majors
February 26, 2013, 2:30 pm, CU 321 (Boca campus) Internships are a great way to gain hands-on experience and build skills. The Department of English is offering an information session about our English Internship Program. This workshop will also have two of our featured internship agencies speak about their internships. Please see flyer attached
Regulating Mean Girls: Protecting and Prosecuting Juvenile Violence
February 26, 2013, 12:00 pm, CU 301 (Boca campus) Brown Bag Symposium: Professor Wendy Hinshaw will be presenting "Regulating Mean Girls: Protecting and Prosecuting Juvenile Violence." Bring your lunch, your luminous intellect, your love for LiLo and join us!
A Poetry Reading by the 2013 Bingham Visiting Writer David Lehman
February 28, 2013, 4:00 pm, Board of Trustees Room (AD 305) Reception to follow
David Lehman is the author of several collections of poems, including When a Woman Loves a Man, Jim and Dave Defeat the Masked Man (with James Cummins), The Evening Sun, and The Daily Mirror: A Journal in Poetry. His books of criticism include The Last Avant-Garde: The Making of the New York School of Poets, which was named a "Book to Remember 1999" by the New York Public Library. He is series editor of The Best American Poetry, which he initiated in 1988, and his honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Ingram Merrill Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. He heads the poetry program at the New School and lives in New York City.
A Reading by 2013 Lawrence A. Sanders Writer-in-Residence Nick Flynn
March 14, 2013, 7:00 pm, Majestic Palm Room, Student Union
Reception to follow
There will be a screening of the film “Being Flynn” based on Nick Flynn’s memoir on March 13, 2013, 7:00 pm, Jaffe Center for Book Arts.
Nick Flynn’s most recent book is The Captain Asks for a Show of Hands, a collection of poems linked to his latest memoir, The Ticking is the Bomb, which the Los Angeles Times called a “disquieting masterpiece.” His previous memoir, Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, won the PEN/Martha Albrand Award and has been translated into fourteen languages. He is also the author of a play, Alice Invents a Little Game and Alice Always Wins, as well as two other books of poetry. His poems, essays and non-fiction have appeared in The New Yorker, the Paris Review, The New York Times Book Review and on National Public Radio’s This American Life. His film credits include artistic collaborator and “field poet” on the film Darwin’s Nightmare (nominated for an Academy Award for best feature documentary in 2006), as well as executive producer and artistic collaborator on Being Flynn, the film version of Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, directed by Paul Weitz, and starring Robert De Niro, Paul Dano, and Julianne Moore. He teaches each spring at the University of Houston, then spends the rest of the year in New York.
Resume Writing Workshop for English Majors
March 20, 2013, 2:00pm, CU 321 (Boca campus)
Luis Santiago, Assistant Director for Career Education at Florida Atlantic University Career Development Center, will be teaching English majors how to write a professional resume. Please see flyer attached
Group Advising Session for English Majors
March 26, 2013, 3:00 pm, CU 321 (boca campus) Please see flyer attached
The Africana Lecture Series and Women's History Month Present a Reading by Sika Dagbovie-Mullins
2 PM, Democracy Plaza (North Plaza) Culture and Society Bldg, Boca campus
Professor Sika Dagbovie-Mullins will read from her book, Crossing B(l)ack: Mixed Race in Modern American Fiction and Culture.
For more information contact the Department of English at 561-297-3830 or at email@example.com