Holly Smith (email@example.com) announces that the nonprofit Washington Independent Review of Books will host a millennial-friendly literary salon on April 19th in Georgetown. If you have any aspiring-author students who might like to attend (or if you'd like to attend whether or not you're a millennial yourself), please let her know!
In March, Ted Leinwand talked about his book, The Great William: Writers Reading Shakespeare, in the Books & Bagels series at the 92nd Street Y in New York. In April, he is presenting a paper--"Heartache in Elsinore"--at the annual Shakespeare Association meeting in Atlanta.
Orrin Wang will be presenting a talk, "W.J.T. Mitchell: Romanticist and Dialectical Jaywalker," at the University of Chicago on April 21 as part of celebration of Mitchell's scholarship and teaching. Participating with Wang will be Bill Ayers, Kresmir Prugar, and Terry Smith.
MFA graduate and current English lecturer, Radford Skudrna is pleased to announce that two of his poems have recently been accepted for publication. "Moving Statues" has been published in the March 2017 issue of Gravel Literary Journal, and "Deep Down" is forthcoming in the Spring 2017 edition of Steam Ticket: A Third Coast Review.
Billionaire investor Mark Cuban observes, "the nature of jobs is changing," and suggests, "English, philosphy, and foreign language majors as just some of the majors that will do well in the future job market."
The Associal of Writing and Writing Program's Annual Convention is being held in Washington, DC from February 8th through the 11th. Those presenting from the Department include faculty members, graduate students, and alumni.