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What’s New With Goldenrod Poetry Festival?

Tonight’s the night for all you poetry fanatics! The Goldenrod Poetry Festival is tonight, and the winner will be selected by Saeed Jones from among these finalists: “A Walk After Midnight on Repeat” by Sara Ann Alexander “Coffee and Chai” by Shay Barlow “SomewhereInAmerica” by James Buchanan “John Lennon: A Day in the Rye” by Derek Ellis … Continue reading »

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~Careers in English~

In ENG 402: Editing and Publishing, Dr. Jones hosts a visiting professional series in order to give students a realistic idea about the career opportunities that are available for English majors. This series has brought in employees Maggie Harris, Mac Kern, and Sarah Slatton from KirkpatrickPrice and editor and publisher, Steve Vest, from Kentucky Monthly.  This … Continue reading »

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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 … Continue reading »

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Proyecta 100,000 Comes to WKU

As some of you may heard via the article on WKU News, the WKU English Department will host a group of 7 Mexican scholars during the month of June as one of the first steps of Proyecta 100,000. If you’re anything like me, your first questions is: “What is Proyecta 100,000?” According to the Bilateral Forum … Continue reading »

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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 … Continue reading »

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UPDATE: New Goldenrod Date

Finally, after all the craziness due to the Snowpocalypse, a new date has been set for the Goldenrod Poetry Festival. APRIL 28th at 7 PM in FAC 189 (Recital Hall) Finalists from the poetry contest will read their poems and then contest winners will be announced. There will also be a public reading by guest … Continue reading »

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“I Am a Kentuckian” March 30th

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Kentucky will be hosting their “I Am a Kentuckian” tour at WKU on Monday, March 30th at 4 PM in Gary Ransdell Hall (GRH) Auditorium. The purpose of the tour is putting real faces with real issues and engaging in important conversations about a topic that needs a voice. … Continue reading »

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Go Celebrate Some Writing

The Jim Wayne Miller Celebration of Writing is being held this year at the Augenstein Alumni Center on Sunday the 9th of November (That’s this weekend!!). Go and celebrate the writing accomplishments of your fellow students. It’s the perfect excuse to get out of the dorm  or apartment for a Sunday afternoon.

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The Writing Center’s Costume Contest/Open House

The Writing Center had an awesome turn-out at their Costume Contest/Open-House event this past Friday, October 31st! Below are some pictures of those who entered the Costume Contest. The winner of the costume contest was Link, or really, me, second place was Callie’s Carmen San Diego, and third was Dori’s Katniss. We also had a … Continue reading »

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Muse-ical English Major: Part 2

Last week I interviewed Collin Hancock before his performance at the PCAL Fall Festival. I recently caught up with Collin again to speak about his musical pursuits. Jacky Killian: What compels you to write music? Collin Hancock: It feels good to have a finished product. I mean, songwriting is incredibly frustrating, and I feel like … Continue reading »

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