Wednesday, September 25, 2013

English Faculty Will Lead Workshops for the Provost's Professional & Personal Development Academy


The Provost’s Professional and Personal Development Academy fosters a campus-wide culture of service and learning through teamwork. Through a series of workshops and extracurricular activities, the Academy provides LIU Brooklyn employees with opportunities for professional and personal enrichment. The Academy offers training in technology, writing and customer service and encourages participation in sporting events, excursions, and charity work. LIU Brooklyn faculty and staff may request additional information or register for events by calling 718 488 3406 or by e-mailing pppda@brooklyn.liu.edu.

This year, English Department faculty will be presenting the following workshops.

Grant Writing
Professor Deborah Mutnick
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
11 AM
LLC 515

Managing Your Online Identity
(incorrectly listed in the print schedule as "Blogging")
Professors Melissa Antinori & Wayne Berninger
Part One: Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Part Two: Tuesday, February 18, 2014
11 AM 
LLC 515

Grant Writing
Professor Deborah Mutnick
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
11 AM
LLC 515

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Voices of the Rainbow: Catherine Chung & Yvonne Cassidy

Monday, 10/7, 11 AM
Health Sciences
Room 121

For more information about these events, contact Professor Maria McGarrity or Professor Louis Parascandola at 488-1050.


Catherine Chung is a Granta magazine new voice. Her novel, Forgotten Country, which weaves Korean folklore within a modern narrative of immigration and identity, was an Honorable Mention for the 2013 Pen/Hemingway Award.

Yvonne Cassidy, a native of Ireland, is the author of the novels The Other Boy and What Might Have Been Me, the latter about having to choose between New York and Ireland.

Add Chung/Cassidy reading to your Google Calendar:



Wednesday, September 11, 2013

MFA Reading Series Event: Matvei Yankelevich

The Creative Writing MFA Program at LIU Brooklyn is pleased to present Visiting Writer Matvei Yankelevich reading from his work.

Friday, September 20 @ 6:00 PM
Spector Lounge
Humanities Building, 4th Floor

Introduction by John High. Book signing and reception to follow. Refreshments will be served.

RSVP Tiani Kennedy.



Add this event to your Google Calendar. 

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Voices of the Rainbow, Schedule of Readings, Fall 2013

For more information about these events, contact Professor Maria McGarrity or Professor Louis Parascandola at 488-1050.

Catherine Chung & Yvonne Cassidy
Monday October  7, 
11:00 AM
Health Sciences Building, Room 121        


Catherine Chung is a Granta magazine new voice.  Her novel, Forgotten Country, which weaves Korean folklore within a modern narrative of immigration and identity, was an Honorable Mention for the 2013 Pen/Hemingway Award.

Yvonne Cassidy, a native of Ireland, is the author of the novels The Other Boy and What Might Have Been Me, the latter about having to choose between New York and Ireland.

Add Chung/Cassidy reading to your Google Calendar:

Roger Bonair-Agard & Jesus Papoleto Melendez 
Thursday November  7, 12:00 PM
Library Learning Center, Room 124


Roger Bonair-Agard, a native of Trinidad and Tobago, is a poet and performance artist. He is a former Cave Canem Fellow who has performed his work internationally. His latest volume of poetry is Bury My Clothes (2013).

Jesus Papoleto Melendez (commonly known as Papo) is one of the founders of the Nuyorican Movement. Papo’s poetry is marked by narrative, melody, and the use of "Spanglish."

Add Bonair-Agard/Melendez reading to your Google Calendar: 

Naomi Replansky & Edward Field 
Wednesday November  13, 12:00 PM
Health Sciences Building, Room 121


Naomi Replansky, was born in the Bronx in 1918. Her poetry and translations from German and Yiddish have won numerous awards. Her Collected Poetry was given the 2013 William Carlos Williams Award by the Poetry Society of America.

Edward Field, born in Brooklyn in 1924, has written prize-winning poetry, fiction, and memoirs. Recent work includes After the Fall: Poems Old and New.

Add Replansky/Field reading to your Google Calendar: 

Suzanne Corso
Monday November 18, 6:30 PM
Library Learning Center, Room 124

Suzanne Corso is the author of the coming of age novel Brooklyn Story and the sequel Brooklyn Story: The Suite Life. Her works deal with the struggles and aspirations of a woman living in the Italian American community in Bensonhurst.

Add Corso reading to your Google Calendar: 

Thursday, September 5, 2013

New Poetry Anthology Edited by Creative Writing MFA Alum

Aimee Herman, an alum (2012) of the English Department's Creative Writing MFA program, is the editor of a new anthology in the spirit of Walt Whitman’s “I Sing the Body Electric.” This new anthology, The Body Electric, celebrates the human body in all of its diversity and includes works by contemporary poets, writers, artists, and photographers, providing a fresh focus on our human flesh. Aimee writes that she is "proud to feature some immensely talented folks from all over the United States and beyond including Australia, Canada, Taiwan, and Ireland."

There will be a book launch and reading at The Poet's House later this autumn, and there will be a post here on The Longest Island when the time comes.

For now, you can purchase a copy of the book from the publisher, Ars Omnia Press.


Congratulations, Aimee!