Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Faculty Mentors for English Majors (undergrad)

Prior to registration each semester, every undergraduate English major should meet with Wayne Berninger, the Department’s Undergraduate Advisor. Mr. Berninger uses an app called Setster for appointment booking. Setster allows you to book your own appointment without having to play phone tag or send a bunch of e-mails. To use this free service to book your own appointment, click here. Here is a video that will show you how to use Setster.

Mr. Berninger uses an app called Remind, which makes it possible to send send a single text message that goes to the whole group. To sign up for this free service, go here. The widget below shows the most recent text messages that have gone out.

For guidance with everything other than registration, please meet with your Faculty Mentor at least once per semester. 

Go here for mentors' contact info.

Assignments are as follows.
  • student (concentration) -- mentor
  • Sarai Arroyo (CW) -- John High
  • Jocelyn Baskett (Lit) -- Srividhya Swaminathan
  • Krista Benitez (WR) -- Michael Bokor
  • Barrington Boothe (WR) -- John Killoran
  • Stephen Cadavillo (Lit) -- Patrick Horrigan
  • Fanta Camara (Lit) -- Sealy Gilles
  • Alexa Carter-Rodriguez (CW) -- John High
  • Melissa Clermont (Lit) -- Donald McCrary
  • Stacy D'Cunha (Lit) -- Carol Allen
  • Ralph Dorsinville (Lit) -- Jonathan Haynes
  • Kathryn Dure  (Lit) -- Sealy Gilles
  • Laquesha Ekowo (CW) -- John High
  • Celina Flores (CW) -- Lewis Warsh
  • Alicia Folk (WR) -- Donald McCrary
  • Kristin Griffith (Lit) -- Maria McGarrity
  • Candace Harris (Lit) -- Louis Parascandola
  • Kristen Heim (Lit) -- Srividhya Swaminathan
  • Joy Jackson (WR) -- Michael Bokor
  • Joann Jeannot (Lit) -- Leah Dilworth
  • Donte'Sha Jones (CW) -- Lewis Warsh
  • Leatrice Jones (Lit) -- Michael Bennett
  • Yu June Lee (WR) -- Michael Bokor
  • Madison Lukosius (WR) -- John Killoran
  • Keila Matthews (Lit) -- Louis Parascandola
  • Jessica Montrose (Lit) -- Sealy Gilles
  • Muzahid ("Jahid") Mowla (WR) -- Patricia Stephens
  • Rose Nash (Lit) -- Michael Bennett
  • Warline Norzeus (Lit) -- Carol Allen
  • Jessica Persaud (CW) -- John High
  • Brittany Rader  (WR) -- John Killoran
  • Rebecca Rimple (CW) -- Lewis Warsh
  • Anisha Robertson (WR) -- Deborah Mutnick
  • Daniel Rosenberg (CW) -- Lewis Warsh
  • Roksolana Sheverack (Lit) -- Leah Dilworth
  • Mahima Singh (Lit) -- Bernard Schweizer
  • Tashawana Smith (WR) -- Patricia Stephens
  • Miguel Sosa (WR) -- Donald McCrary
  • Aaron Stewart (CW) -- John High
  • Shannon Thomas (WR) -- Wayne Berninger
  • Remson Younge (WR) -- Deborah Mutnick

Short Stories by Diane Quin

Congratulations to Diane Quin (formerly Diane Macaraeg) on the publication of her new collection of short stories Polite Conversation About the Weather (Second Wind Publishing, 2014)! Diane is an alumna (2006) of the English Department's creative writing program.

News From Patricia Stephens

Patricia Stephens , LIU Brooklyn Writing Center Director, has been elected to a two-year term as At Large Representative on the Board of the  International Writing Centers Association.

Daniel Soto on LatinoRebels.com

Daniel Soto, graduate student in the English Department, will be writing a series of articles for Latino Rebels. The series will address the question of how gentrification affects New York City's underground and cultural production. Read the first entry in the series here.

Performances from ACTORS WITH ACCENTS

Patrick E. Horrigan (Professor, English Department, LIU Brooklyn) and Eduardo Leanez invite you to


Please join us to celebrate another year of ACTORS WITH ACCENTS!  It's a party with performances by Chia-lun Chang (Creative Writing MFA, LIU Brooklyn), Lara Gagrica, Gregory Couba, Pia Haddad, Eduardo Leanez, Rina Mejia, Mirla Pereira, and Wilfred Serrano.  There will be food, drink, and plenty of opportunity to meet and talk with other artists and performers.

Event details:

Saturday, December 13, 2014
7-10 PM (performance to start at 8 PM)
Teatro Circulo @ 64 East 4th St. between 2nd and 3rd Ave., 3rd floor; New York, NY 10003
Admission: FREE! (but donations are welcome)

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For more information, or to find out how to participate in an upcoming ACTORS WITH ACCENTS, visit us on Facebook or email us at actorswithaccents@aol.com.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Workshop with Barbara Henning at Northeast Poetry Center College of Poetry

Barbara Henning (Professor Emerita, English, LIU Brooklyn) will offer the final workshop in the current College of Poetry series on Saturday, December 6, at 1:00 p.m. at the Seligmann Center for the Arts, 23 White Oak Drive, Sugar Loaf, New York (across from the SLPAC). The program is free and open to all. No preregistration is required.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014