Our Condolences to the Friends and Family of Marilyn Boutwell

We are saddened to learn the news that Marilyn Boutwell died on December 19, 2016 (see obituary). An alumna of the LIU Brooklyn English Department's graduate program in creative writing and a long-time adjunct professor in English, Marilyn went on to serve full-time as the department's Graduate Advisor. She was a fierce advocate for students, a beloved professor, and a wonderful friend.

LIU Faculty & MFA Alums Reading at New Year's Day Marathon at Poetry Project

Creative Writing MFA professors Erica Hunt and Lewis Warsh and MFA alums Chia-Lun Chang, Dan Owen, Tony Iantosca and Sarah Anne Wallen are reading at the 43rd Annual New Year's Day MarathonJan 1-Jan 2, at the Poetry Project, St. Mark's Church, 10 St & 2nd Ave., in Manhattan.

New Review of Charles Matz's Book Columbus, The Moor

Moko: Caribbean Arts and Letters has published Natalio Wheatley's review of Columbus, the Moor, the most recent book by Professor Charles Matz (English Department).

Lewis Warsh: Reading with Laura Sims & Jennifer Stella in Ugly Duckling Presse's Cellar Series

December 1
7, 2016

Doors open at 7pm

Reading starts by 7:30

* The Cellar Series is for subscribers, supporters, and friends of the Presse.

* Please bring a friend or two and feel free to tell others, but not on social media.

* You are welcome to bring anything you'd like to add to the refreshment table.

The Cellar Series is recorded. Previous readings are available as free podcasts.

Ugly Duckling Presse
Studio #E-303 (third floor)
@ The Old American Can Factory
232 Third St. (corner of 3rd Ave, in Gowanus)
Brooklyn NY 11215

Trains: [F] at Carroll St. or 4th Ave, [R] at Union St.

Jonathan Haynes: Paper Presentation

Professor Jonathan Haynes (English) gave a paper, "iROKOtv: Nollywood Meets Internet Capitalism,” at the African Studies Association Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, on December 3. He was chair and organizer of the session Transforming Nollywood: Corporate Interventions I. He also had a book signing for his new book Nollywood: The Creation of Nigerian Film Genres

Follow Us On Social Media

The English Department maintains a vibrant presence online with its blog and several social media channels, all of which are managed by Wayne Berninger.

Our main Facebook page isn't as busy as the Downtown Brooklyn page (see below). It's mainly links to posts on our two blogs. But we encourage comments and conversation.

Downtown Brooklyn is the literary magazine of the English Department. On this Facebook page, you will find a gallery of our past covers, links to online issues, and a steady stream of tongue-in-cheek (or are they?) "writing-assignments."

Our Twitter stream is filled with links that readers and writers and students of the humanities should find interesting, as well as reminders about English Department events.

Follow our Tumblr -- what do English majors know? -- for a series of cool photos, each accompanied by deep thoughts about the reading and writing life.

We use Pinterest to archive links to a wide variety of articles that should be of interest to students of writing, literature, and the humanities.

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Voices of the Rainbow Event: Kevin Baker

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Angus McLinn Nominated for Pushcart Prize

Three Rooms Press has nominated Angus McLinn (Creative Writing MFA candidate, English Department) for a Pushcart Prize for his short story "Baby Teeth," from Songs of My Selfie: An Anthology of Millennial Stories.

More info.

(Readers with sharp eyes -- or perhaps just eyes of a certain age -- will note that Three Rooms has also nominated Naomi Rand, formerly a full-time professor in the English Department.)

Holiday Party 2016

The Humanities Building Fourth Floor holiday party is Wednesday, 12/14 at 5pm. 

We will be providing food from Caffe e Vino. All faculty should contribute a bottle of wine (or some other beverage) and a small dessert/food item. Please let Karen and Patrina know what you would like to bring in.