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April 17, 2014
Congratulations to Laura Lauth, awarded the Spring 2014 Orlando Poetry Prize for her poem, “Mass Grave, Ukraine.”
April 17, 2014
Congratulations to Elizabeth Acevedo for being featured on Split This Rock with her poem, "The Therapist Says To Talk Through Your Door In Case You're Listening." 
March 26, 2014
The English Department would like to congratulate our majors on the awards and achievements they have received during their time as an undergraduate.
March 14, 2014
Win a free iTunes gift card! Play Sound+ Bingo by listening to sounds that will be played in Tawes Hall on the television monitor in the lobby during the week leading up to the conference. Write the date you hear the sound on the corresponding square. Get five in a row (horizontal, vertical, or diagonal) to get Bingo! Turn in your completed Bingo sheets at the Sound+ registration table in Tawes Hall. Winners will be entered into a drawing for an iTunes gift card on Saturday March 29th! 
March 13, 2014
English Alumnus Jason Reynolds returned to campus to promote his recently published book, When I Was the Greatest.
March 12, 2014
Literary Birthday Celebration: Philip Roth Wednesday, March 19, 12:00 NoonLocation: Whittall Pavilion, Thomas Jefferson Building (ground floor) 
March 11, 2014
Howard Norman’s Next Life Might Be Kinder received a starred review in Library Journal and another starred review from Booklist! Keep reading to see the reviews.
March 5, 2014
Hannah Baker Saltmarsh (2004 B.A. in English and 2006 MFA in Creative Writing, both at UMD) accepted a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in English at Dillard University in New Orleans, LA.
March 5, 2014
By Katie Takacs English alumna Stefanie Williams (B.A 2008) understands that writing can be hard, but she also knows that giving up is never an option, which led her to what she said is her biggest accomplishment – signing with United Talent Agency.
February 11, 2014
Two of Rad's poems have recently been published. "Myland Farms" is in the current Split Rock Review (http://www.splitrockreview.org/mylandfarms) and "Under One Roof" is in the latest A Clean, Well-Lighted Place (http://www.lightedplace.com/under-one-roof.html). Congratulations, Rad!