Mon. Aug. 21 - First day of fall semester classes
Mon. Sept. 4 - Labor Day observed/no classes
Weds. Sept. 6 - English Department faculty meeting, 4:30 pm, 3170 Coleman Hall.
Thurs. Sept. 14 - "The Boy Who Lived: Harry Potter and the Culture of Death." As part of the kick-off event for Booth Library's Harry Potter 20th Anniversary exhibit, Dr. Suzie Park of EIU's English Department will give the keynote talk. The event begins at 7 p.m., with Dr. Park's talk scheduled for roughly 7:30.
Thurs. Oct. 5 - Nancy Hennings Memorial Poetry Reading, featuring John McCarthy. The first Hennings reading of the year will be held at Bob's Bookstore, which has moved to 303 Lincoln Avenue, 6:00-7:30 pm.The featured poet is John McCarthy, author of Ghost County (MG Press, 2016), which was named a Best Poetry Book of 2016 by The Chicago Review of Books. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Best New Poets 2015, Copper Nickel, Redivider, Sycamore Review, and Zone 3. Other readers will include a local writer from the Charleston/Mattoon community as well as a graduate student in creative writing from the English Department.
Fri. Oct. 13 - Fall Break/no classes
Fri. Oct. 13 - The Eastern Illinois Writing Project 2017 Institute Day: "Teaching Argument in the Real World." Teachers from across grade levels and disciplines, as well as students of teaching, are invited to this free and open continuing education opportunity. Teachers earn 5 CPDUs, students receive certificates, and lunch is provided. Register for the Institute Day here.
Weds. Oct. 18 - English Department faculty meeting, 4:30 pm, 3170 Coleman Hall.
Weds. Nov. 8 - James Jones Symposium key note lecture with Dr. James McLeod
Thurs. Nov. 9 - James Jones Symposium, featuring a screening of the film So Long Asleep: Waking the Ghosts of a War (2016) with director David Plath and student panels, 12:30-4:00 pm, Buzzard Auditorium.
Thurs. Nov. 9 - Nancy Hennings Memorial Poetry Reading, featuring John Palen, 6:00-7:30 pm.
Nov. 20-24 - Thanksgiving Break/no classes
Sat. Jan. 27 - Lions in Winter literary festival