Thursday, February 28, 2008

MFA Reading Series: Downtown Brooklyn at the Living Room--Readers Confirmed!

A Reading to Celebrate the New Issue (#16) of Downtown Brooklyn, the literary magazine of the English Department at the Brooklyn Campus

March 7th, Friday, 7-9pm
The Living Room Lounge
245 23rd Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues), Park Slope, Brooklyn


The best way to get there by train is to take the R to 25th St. Walk up the hill to 5th and over to 23rd. The phone number is 718-499-1505.

Reading at this event:

*Wayne Berninger
*Michael DeSerio
*marita casartelli downes
*John High
*Sarah Kolbasowski
*Margot Marie Nasti
*Gary Parrish
*Giorgios Qure-Lacroix Restinas
*Jessica Rogers
*Lewis Warsh

Please come & help us celebrate the publication of Issue #16...

Flyer (click pic to enlarge):


Workshop for English FACULTY:
Blogging in English Classes


Time: Friday, March 7, 12-2 PM
Place: Pratt Building, Room 614


For the answer...please join us on March 7 as we explore the technology and pedagogy of blogging.

In this workshop, you will learn how blogs work and discuss ways to use blogs in your English classes. Our own Melissa Antinori & Wayne Berninger (that's me!) will demonstrate how they incorporated blogs into their own teaching practice.

Time: Friday, March 7, 12-2 PM
Place: Pratt Building, Room 614

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Call For Applications: Louis & Ann Parascandola Graduate English Award

You may apply for this Award if you are a graduate student (M.A. or M.F.A.) in the English Department and if you meet the following eligibility criteria:

*You have completed 24 graduate English credits by the end of Fall 2007.

*You have at least a 3.7 GPA.

Your application must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from a member of the graduate English faculty, as well as a sample of your writing (it may be a paper submitted for a graduate class or even a strong draft).

Application Deadline: April 25, 2008.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Poetry Reading:
Celebrating the 1st Publication from Blue Leaf Press


Friday, February 29, 2008
7-9 PM
Humanities Building, Fourth Floor Lounge


Blue Leaf Press is run by the MFA Program's very own Margot M. Nasti and Charles Thorne.

This event isn't technically a part of the MFA Reading Series, but the English Department is, of course, very pleased to help host this reading, which is a celebration of the first Blue Leaf publication, Quarto: Buttons -n- Boots, which features poems by Jessica Rogers, Margot M. Nasti, John High, Lewis Warsh, Joseph Garnevicus, Sarah Kolbasowski, Andrea Libin, and Charles Thorne.

Reading on Friday:

Margot M. Nasti
John High
Sarah Kolbasowski
Andrea Libin
Lewis Warsh
Charles Thorne

Refreshments will be served, and copies of Quarto: Buttons -n- Boots will be available for purchase ($5 each)!

Please join the English Department in helping Margot and Charles to celebrate their press's first offering.

Friday, February 29, 2008
7-9 PM
Humanities Building, Fourth Floor Lounge
Join Us for the Next Event in the
Voices of the Rainbow Reading Series:
Gregory Pardlo & Jennifer Knox


Tuesday, March 4, 10am
Health Sciences Building, Room 119


Greg Pardlo is a graduate fellow of the Cave Canem poets workshop. His work has been published in Callaloo and Ploughshares.

Jennifer Knox has been published in The Iowa Review and the American Poetry Review. She has taught poetry writing at Hunter and NYU.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

MFA Reading Series: First Event of 2008!

Downtown Brooklyn at the Living Room

A Reading to Celebrate the New Issue (#16) of Downtown Brooklyn, the literary magazine of the English Department at the Brooklyn Campus

March 7th, Friday, 7-9pm
The Living Room Lounge
245 23rd Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues), Park Slope, Brooklyn

The best way to get there by train is to take the R to 25th St. Walk up the hill to 5th and over to 23rd. The phone number is 718-499-1505.

List of readers forthcoming, but mark your calendars now!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Join Us for the Next Event in the Voices of the Rainbow Reading Series: Sandra Maria Esteves & Cheryl Boyce Taylor

Wednesday, February 20, 6pm
Humanities Building, Fourth Floor Lounge

Sandra Maria Esteves
, of Dominican and Puerto Rican heritage, is one of the founders of the Nuyorican poetry movement. She is the author of several volumes of poetry including Bluestone Mockingbird Mambo.

Cheryl Boyce Talor, a native of Trinidad, has performed in Europe, Arica, and the Caribbean as well as throughout the U.S. She has written three collections of poetry, most recently Convincing the Body.

This reading is co-sponsored by the African Studies Program and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

TONIGHT!! Welcome, Jessica Hagedorn!

The Brooklyn Campus of Long Island University is celebrating the launch of our new MFA in Creative Writing.

Help us welcome Jessica Hagedorn--novelist, playwright, screenwriter, poet--who joins us as the Parsons Family Professor of Creative Writing.

Professor Hagedorn will be introduced by Lewis Warsh, Director of the MFA Program, and she will read from her recent works. A reception will follow.

Please join us for this important celebration.

TONIGHT!!

Thursday, February 7th, 6-8 PM
Health Sciences Building, Room 107.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Voices of the Rainbow: New Reading Added to Spring Schedule!

Another announcement will appear right before the event, but mark your calendars now!

Sandra Maria Esteves & Cheryl Boyce Taylor
Wednesday, February 20, 6pm
Humanities Building, Fourth Floor Lounge


Sandra Maria Esteves, of Dominican and Puerto Rican heritage, is one of the founders of the Nuyorican poetry movement. She is the author of several volumes of poetry including Bluestone Mockingbird Mambo.

Cheryl Boyce Talor, a native of Trinidad, has performed in Europe, Arica, and the Caribbean as well as throughout the U.S. She has written three collections of poetry, most recently Convincing the Body.

This reading is co-sponsored by the African Studies Program and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program.