Archive for the reading Tag

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
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Student Success: Joshua Johnston Represents WKU English for World Book Night Celebration

Every year on April 23–Shakespeare’s birthday–folks nationwide donate books to people in their communities for the World Book Night (WBN) celebration, and this year in Bowling Green, one of the WKU English department’s own undergraduate students took center stage for the event. Joshua Johnston, a brand new WKU English alumni joined Kristie Lowry, Outreach Coordinator for WKU Libraries, at the
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At Half Price Books!

A Book Club has started up at our local Half Price Books! If you’ve exhausted the reading material from your bookshelf or you’re just looking for a place to discuss writing (good, bad, or otherwise), head out to Half Price Books to check out what is next on their reading list. This month, the club has finished up The Hiding Place, written
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Don’t Forget–Jane Olmsted!

Dr. Jane Olmsted, head of the WKU Diversity & Community Studies department, will read her prize-winning creative non-fiction for the Creative Writing Reading Series. The event begins at 7:00 pm tonight in Cherry Hall 125. Want to hear a fantastic piece of non-fiction? Need to fulfill a class requirement? Could you possibly get extra credit out of this? Come hear Dr.
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Vampires, Warlocks, Zombies… Oh my!

During Fall 2013 pre-registration, Dr. Hughes lured in unsuspecting victims with one sentence on her special topics posters: “If you like reading about incest, murder, incestuous murder, haunted houses, enclosed spaces, premature burial, freaks and monsters, then this class is for you!” What students who signed up for English 399: Special Topics-Gothic Fiction didn’t realize was… how awesome this course
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Terry Bisson: On Writing, Reading, and Realism

On Wednesday, March 26th, Terry Bisson visited Western Kentucky University for the Creative Writing Reading Series. By 7 p.m. Cherry Hall 125 was packed full of students, professors, readers, writers, and friends of Terry Bisson to hear him read some of his award-winning science fiction. I have to admit, it was probably the best Reading Series event I’d been to,
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17th Annual Jim Wayne Miller Celebration of Writing This Sunday

The Jim Wayne Miller Celebration of Writing is a contest hosted annually by WKU and is open to students in an English major or minor as well as those in creative writing classes. This event is free and open to the public and includes a reading by Silas House, followed by a reception and book signing. Join us! For more
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English Majors That Don’t Read?

Just one! I wish I could read one novel for fun each semester, but I can’t. Although, I know some who, when asked what class they are reading a novel for, respond, “Oh, I’m just reading it for fun.” Secretly, my head fills with swears of envy! I used to be one of those readers. In third grade, I couldn’t
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Minutes

Dearest Reader, Just as a reminder, the English Club book sale will be on the 28th – 29th. We will set up the Robert Penn Warren room on the 27th during our regular meeting time and we’ll clean up the room after the sale on the 29th. If you have any questions about when you can help or when we’re
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