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Tammaro Publishes New Poetry Collection Titled ’23 Poems’

Posted on July 29, 2016

MSUM English professor and published poet Thom Tammaro recently came out with a new poetry collection, published by Red Dragonfly Press. “23 Poems,” currently available at Zandbroz Variety and on Amazon, is a compilation 40-some years in the making.

For more on Tammaro’s latest poetry collection, read HPR’s Särah Nour’s full article, “Read it forward, read it backward.”

‘Undergraduate Economic Review’ Selects Veillette’s Health Care Economics Research for Publication

Posted on May 10, 2016

Marie Veillette, December 2015 MSUM graduate, received notification that a paper she wrote as an undergraduate will be published in an upcoming issue of the “Undergraduate Economic Review.”  Read the rest of this entry →

Once Upon a Crime Minneapolis Bookstore to Host Luce Women

Posted on May 04, 2016

Liz Kisacky Severn, English professor, will read from and discuss her novel Luce Women Thursday, May 19, 7-8:30 p.m. at Once Upon a Crime (604 West 26th Street 
Minneapolis, MN 55405).

The event is free and open to the public.

Federick Co-Edits Collection of Published Essays

Posted on May 03, 2016

Jill Frederick, Department of English, has co-edited with Maren Clegg Hyer (Valdosta State University) a collection of essays,“Textiles, Text, Intertext: Essays in Honour of Gale R. Owen-Crocker,” just published by Boydell and Brewer. Read the rest of this entry →

Liz Kisacky Severn to Present at Women of Resilience 2016 New Orleans Conference

Posted on April 27, 2016

English Professor Liz Kisacky Severn’s presentation, titled “Writing To and Through The Wound: Finding the Authentic Voice,” focuses on the negative effect tragedy and grief can have on a writer’s voice. Read the rest of this entry →

“What Happened to Heaven?” lecture recorded

Posted on April 07, 2016

Dr. Tim Decker, English and University Writing Support Center Director presented “What Happened to Heaven?: The Function of Hell in Contemporary Horror Fiction.” on April 5. To view a recording of the presentation click here.

‘What Happened to Heaven?’ topic of religious studies speaker series

Posted on April 05, 2016

Tuesday, April 5 | 7 p.m. | Langseth Hall 118 (*please note the room change)

Dr. Tim Decker, English and University Writing Support Center Director presents
“What Happened to Heaven?: The Function of Hell in Contemporary Horror Fiction.”

Jill Frederick presented at U of M-Morris

Posted on March 15, 2016

Dr. Jill Frederick, English Department, gave an invited lecture at the University of Minnesota-Morris  February 25, on “The Weft of War in the Exeter Book Riddles,” sponsored by UM-Morris’s Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies Discipline.

Alumnus Ryan Christiansen will read from his book “Boy Wanted”

Posted on February 25, 2016

Minnesota State University Moorhead alumnus Ryan Christiansen (BA English 1993, MFA Creative Writing 2012) will read from his newly published novel, Boy Wanted, at the North Dakota State University Press Party, which will be held from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Thursday, March 3, at the Harry D. McGovern Alumni Center at North Dakota State University at 1241 University Dr N in Fargo, North Dakota. The event is free and open to the public and will include refreshments and a cash bar and music by Amanda Standalone.

Kevin Zepper, English, featured on WDAY

Posted on February 03, 2016

Kevin Zepper, English, is featured in four live interviews during WDAY’s morning television show, First News. Zepper talks about musician Buddy Holly’s career and the day he was killed in a plane crash. Zepper’s father was a police officer who was working the dance that Holly and his band members were supposed to play at. The interviews are titled “The Day the Music Died” and they air February 3 between 5 and 7 a.m. on WDAY/WDAZ Channel six.

Professor Stephen Hamrick, English, appeared on Prairie Public’s Main Street radio show

Posted on January 28, 2016

On January 27, Professor Stephen Hamrick, English, discussed Shakespeare on Prairie Public’s Main Street radio show. The Shakespeare discussion has been excerpted from the show and can be found here.

“The Soul of the Actor: Mysticism, Occultism, and Stanislavskii’s System in the Russian Silver Age” tonight

Posted on November 18, 2015

Tonight
Religious Studies Speaker Series Fall 2015

Patrick Carriere, Theater Arts

“The Soul of the Actor: Mysticism, Occultism, and Stanislavskii’s System in the Russian Silver Age”

18 November 7PM Langseth Hall 118

MSUM Author Featured in McGrath Visiting Writers Series

Posted on November 13, 2015

November 17, 2015 | 4:30 p.m. | MSUM Library Porch

Liz Kisacky Severn, an MSUM English professor and author, will do a reading as part of a book launch of her debut novel, Luce Women, Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 4:30 p.m. in the MSUM Library Porch. The event is part of the McGrath Visiting Writers Series and is free and open to the public.

Severn has worked as a reporter, columnist, assistant editor, public relations writer, copywriter, and freelance writer/editor. Currently she teaches various writing and literature courses, among them the study of creative non-fiction exploring issues of death and grief. She earned a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) from MSUM. Read the rest of this entry →

Fall 2015 Religious Studies Speaker Series continues Nov. 18

Posted on November 13, 2015

Dr. Patrick Carriere, Theatre Arts

“The Soul of the Actor: Mysticism, Occultism, and Stanislavskii’s System in the Russian Silver Age”

Wednesday 18 November 7PM Langseth Hall 118

MSUM professor Dr. Tim Decker appointed University Writing Director

Posted on October 28, 2015

MSUM professor Dr. Tim Decker has been appointed University Writing Director, effective immediately. Dr. Decker’s outstanding educational background and work accomplishments in the theory and practice of writing pedagogy, his long service on the University Assessment Committee and with other university-wide assessment efforts, as well as his vast experience teaching composition to a wide range of students, including non-traditional, at-risk, and international students, make him a superb choice for this leadership role. Read the rest of this entry →

McGrath Visiting Writers Series kicks off Sept. 29

Posted on September 29, 2015

Tuesday, September 29 | 4:30 p.m. | Library Porch

Ladan Osman, author of the chapbook Ordinary Heaven, which appears in Seven New Generation African Poets (Slapering Hol Press, 2014), will read from her work at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 29 as part of the McGrath Visiting Writers Series. It’s free and open to the public.

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First Red Weather meeting today in Weld Hall Library

Posted on September 23, 2015

Join Red Weather, MSUM’s annual literary and visual arts magazine, for its first meeting this Wednesday, 9/23, at 3:30 in the Weld Hall Library. Learn about the organization and how you can help publish our next issue! We’re looking for anyone who loves reading, writing, editing, and visual arts! Hope to see you there!

If you can’t make the meeting, but are still interested in participating, contact Nayt Rundquist at rundquisna@mnstate.edu

Check out our Facebook Page.

Join Red Weather, MSUM’s annual literary and visual arts magazine

Posted on September 21, 2015

Join Red Weather, MSUM’s annual literary and visual arts magazine, for its first meeting this Wednesday, 9/23, at 3:30 in the Weld Hall Library. Learn about the organization and how you can help publish our next issue! We’re looking for anyone who loves reading, writing, editing, and visual arts! Hope to see you there! Check out our Facebook Page.

Join Red Weather’s for their first meeting of the year Sept. 23

Posted on September 18, 2015

Interested in editing, publishing, writing, poetry, or visual arts? Come to the first meeting for Red Weather, MSUM’s literary and visual arts magazine. Red Weather has a strong history of presenting the poetry, prose, and visual arts of MSUM’s students, alumni, faculty, and staff, and we need you to help keep up the tradition.

Join us next Wednesday, September 23rd in the Weld Hall Library (second floor of Weld) to see what you can do as a part of Red Weather!

First Red Weather meeting of the year Sept. 23

Posted on September 15, 2015

Red Weather, MSUM’s annual literary magazine, is holding its first meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 3:30 p.m. in the Weld Library. Come join the tradition and help in the production of the next excellent issue of Red Weather! Writers, artists, editors, publishers, creatives, and everyone else are all welcome!

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