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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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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 … Continue reading »

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How to Become a Romance Writer: Step 6

This is the last of the series of “How to Become a Romance Writer.” Sad, I know. But through this journey of writing we have learned several things about romance writing on the way: Step 1-Stick to Your Goal Each English Major, Romance writer or not, needs to stick to their goal. That goal may … Continue reading »

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The English Deparment Award Ceremony and Senior Reading is Coming Up Soon!

Be sure to mark your calendars now so you can attend the English Department Award Ceremony and Senior Reading! This event will take place on Thursday, May 8th at 7:00 p.m. Bring friends and family with you to attend the ceremony/reading; it’s free and open to the public. Come see your friends and fellow students … Continue reading »

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English 100 & 200 Conference: Monsters, This Friday!

Join the WKU English department for the 2014 English 100 & 200 Conference: Monsters! This Friday, May 2nd in Cherry Hall 125 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m., the English department will present the English 100 & 200 Conference, and the theme is Monsters–it’s sure to be an interesting event! The conference will feature readings from … Continue reading »

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Open Mic Reading at Half Price Books Outlet

On April 17th, the English Club will be hosting an open mic reading night at Half Price Books Outlet on Campbell Lane. The event will begin at 7:00 PM. If you have been yearning to read your original poetry or short stories in front of an audience, now is your chance! Keep in mind that the works … Continue reading »

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Stephen Fry on Loving Living Language and on Hating the Haters

Ran into this inspiring and delicious take on language, done in “kinetic typography”.  Lesson? English majors are and should be lovers of the word in all its many forms, broken and otherwise. Enjoy. Stephen Fry on Language  

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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 … Continue reading »

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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 … Continue reading »

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The First Day of Spring According to Henry David Thoreau

Reading an excerpt from Walden, the “Spring” chapter, the end of his sojourn at Walden Pond.  Just click on the picture above or click on this link.      

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