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October 2016

Mon. October 17 - Book discussion with poet Claudia Rankine, author of "Citizen: An American Lyric" 4:30 p.m., West Reading Room, Booth Library. Part of the national traveling exhibition, "For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights." Register here...

Weds. October 19 & Thurs. October 20 - English Club Book Sale 10-3, Coleman Hall northeast landing, 2nd floor

Thurs. October 20 - Reading featuring poet Amy Ash, local writer Jamie Newell, and English graduate student Alexandra Dean, 6:30 p.m., Bob's Bookstore on the Square in Charleston. Nancy Henning Memorial Reading Series.

Tues. October 25 - Haunted Coleman Hall, 6:30-8:00 p.m., 3rd floor Coleman

Wed. October 26 - Celebration of Publications, Creative Work, and Grants 3:30-5:00 p.m., University Ballroom, MLK Union

November 2016

Tues. November 1 - English Club Poetry Slam, 5:30-7:00 p.m., Lumpkin Auditorium (room 2030)

Weds. November 2 - Career talk with alumnus Heidi Stevens of the Chicago Tribune, 6:00-7:00 p.m., Lumpkin Auditorium (room 2030)

Fri. November 11 - Reading featuring poet Jordan Zandi 2:00 p.m., Bob's Bookstore on the Square in Charleston. Nancy Hennings Memorial Reading Series.

Mon., November 14 - Theatre Research Symposium. 7 p.m., Lecture Hall, Doudna Fine Arts Center.

January 2017

Fri. & Sat., January 27-28 - Lions in Winter annual literary festival, featuring Laura Van Den Berg, Gangstagrass, Janice Harrington, Jerald Walker, James Davis May, and Erica Wright. Doudna Fine Arts Center. Read on for more details...

February 2017

Mon. February 27 - Reading featuring poet Lynnell Edwards, 6:30 p.m., Bob's Bookstore on the Square in Charleston. Nancy Hennings Memorial Reading Series.

April 2017

Tues. April 11 - "We Need Diverse Comics & Graphic Narratives," English Student Conference kick-off event with Dr. Tim Engles, location and time TBA. 

Wed. April 12 - English Student Conference, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 3rd floor of Coleman Hall. Keynote speaker, Dr. Robin Murray.

Wed. April 12 - Poetry reading by Mary Jo Bang, 7 p.m., Doudna Recital Hall. The Allen Neff Memorial Poetry Reading.


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Department of English

600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-2428
Fax: (217) 581-7209

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