Archive for the 'Writers' Category

The 10 Best Books I’ve NEVER Read

Hey, English folks! The semester is FINALLY coming to an end! It’s almost that time to put away our textbooks and pull out our favorite pillows because summer is here and we all know what that means: SLEEP! Just kidding. (But really…) Besides catching up on my sleep, I plan on doing a lot of new and exciting things this
Read more…

A New Addition to WKU: MFA in Creative Writing

I met with Dr. Bell during his office hours to talk about the recent development of the MFA program. I expressed to him my surprise and told him how fast it all seemed to happened. “Oh, but it did, it really did,” he said. Dr. Bell is the director of the Creative Writing program at WKU, but this development was in
Read more…

Warren-Brooks Award: Dr. Richard Russell

Thursday, April 23 at 4:00 pm, Dr. Richard Russell will be giving a presentation about his book “Seamus Heaney’s Regions“. Dr. Russell is an English professor and the Graduate Program Director at Baylor University. He is also the director of the Beall Poetry Festival: a three day celebration of contemporary poets. (Go check it out!) The Robert Penn Warren-Cleanth Brooks Award
Read more…

Here’s What You Missed: Richard Hoffman

On March 19th, the English Department had the wonderful opportunity of hosting author Richard Hoffman to read sections from his new memoir Love and Fury. In this book, Hoffman talks about what it was like growing up in a blue-collar family, dealing with racist and sexist values he unfortunately inherited. Before the reading, students were greeted by a table full of
Read more…

Do You Blog?

I was in Einstein’s, the little coffee shop far away from my second home in Cherry Hall, impatiently waiting for my hot hazelnut coffee to cool off and my bagel order to appear. The line was out the door and there were at least fifteen people ahead of me, so I did what any normal, talkative, and very bored person
Read more…

Professor and Poet

Dr. Tom Hunley has been with WKU for twelve years. He obtained his doctorate in English with a Creative Dissertation at Florida State University, and minored in Composition Studies and Creative Writing Pedagogy. Dr. Hunley currently has two books under contract titled Plunk—a collection of poetry—and Creative Writing Pedagogies, that he co-edited with Alexandria Peary of Salem University. Jacky Killian:
Read more…

Arty Marty

Today, I bring an interview with Martin Lucas Kenny from the Art Department. He runs a webcomic called Just Another Superhero Story (JASS for short).

We are the Literary Type

As English Majors, specifically us literature concentrations, a love for books is an essential part of who we are. I recently met someone who asked me to tell him about myself. As usual, I mentioned my go-to: I love to read. I hadn’t thought very much of this response till I considered the fact that this is the one answer
Read more…

Messages in a Bottle Blog

More information about Messages in a Bottle: What: Writing Group for Students and Faculty. Location: The South Campus Food Court. Time: Thursdays at 4 p.m.  

Potter College Fall Festival : “I Wish Ogden did Cool Stuff Like This!”

As most of you know, the lovely Potter College Fall Festival was this past Wednesday, and it was fantastic! There was live music, food, and pumpkins. I made a flower bouquet, drank hot apple cider, and won a cool mug from the history department. There was a table where you can get poems written for you, learn about study abroad,
Read more…