The Department of English
national poetry month reading
Grace Schulman and Ely Shipley have organized a poetry reading for their classes. About 15 students will be reading to celebrate National Poetry Month. Please come to show your support and listen to the beautiful poems the students have written!
When: 7:30pm, Thursday, April 28th
Where: English department lobby
Practice the art of writing poetry! The Poetry Baruch Creative Writing Drop-In provides the time and space to dream on the page, learn about the art of writing from and meet fellow writers. Once a month, we will gather to generate creative writing. No previous experience is necessary. Just come with an openness to learn and the desire to write.
Time: Tuesday, April 12th, 1-2pm
Place: VC Room 7-238
For more information contact Ely Shipley at PoetryBaruch@gmail.com
awards for students
To recognize excellence, the Department of English annually confers two awards to top-ranking literature students:
The Excellence in English Award is given to an outstanding literature major.
The Addison Gayle Fellowship Award is given to a graduating student who has excelled in an African-American literature course.
Student Journal encounters
The department co-sponsors (with JWP) the literary journal Encounters, which publishes student poetry, fiction, and commentary. Contributing to the journal or working on the production staff gives students a means for self-expression and the opportunity to build a portfolio of published work. This semester's deadline for submissions is March 31st.
The Addison Gayle Lecture Series
The Addison Gayle Lecture Series, an annual college-wide event, features lectures by noted scholars and activists. The lecture series is named in honor of the noted African-American writer and critic who was a Distinguished Professor and long-time member of the Department of English.