A Reading by Patrick Horrigan


Everybody has an accent.  What’s yours?

an evening of performance and conversation
featuring a reading by Patrick E. Horrigan (Dept. of English, LIU Brooklyn)

Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 8pm
Teatro Soy, 4111 Broadway, 2nd floor bet. 173rd and 174th Sts. in Manhattan

ACTORS WITH ACCENTS is a monthly variety show open to all sorts of artists with all sorts of accents—and when we say “accents,” we mean anything that makes you unique.

Hosted by the flamenco-comedy sensation Inma Heredia, the June 13th show will feature scenes, monologues, songs, and readings by Inma Heredia, Emily Gleeson, Nina Covalesky, Basil Horn, Patrick E. Horrigan, Priyank Krastogi, Eduardo Leanez, John Sannuto, and Erik A.  Schjerven.  There sill be a Q&A after the performance with the artists.  ACTORS WITH ACCENTS is organized by Eduardo Leanez and Patrick E. Horrigan.

Admission: $10 suggested donation
Reception before and after the performance.

For more information, or to find out how to participate in an upcoming ACTORS WITH ACCENTS, contact actorswithaccents@aol.com.

Book Party for Vladimir Druk, with Readings by John High, Tony Iantosca, and Lisa Rogal

Come join us for the monumental occasion of a book release/reading for "the days are getting longer" by Vladimir Druk!

Thirdfloorapartmentpress presents readings by Tony Iantosca (Creative Writing MFA alum), John High (Assistant Professor of English & Creative Writing), Lisa Rogal (Creative Writing MFA alum) and Vladimir Druk himself in the lovely, stone-filled yard of unnameable books (
600 Vanderbilt Ave  Brooklyn, 718 789 1534) at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, May 29th.

Along with Vlad's beautiful book, we will also celebrate John High's new book "you are everything you are not" from Talisman books. There will also be a bonus chapbook of some poems by Lisa and Tony available in exchange for donations to the press. 

A Reading by Patrick Horrigan


Everybody has an accent. What’s yours?

an evening of performance and conversation
featuring a reading by Patrick E. Horrigan (Dept. of English, LIU Brooklyn)

Thursday, May 16, 2013 @ 7:30pm
Teatro Soy, 4111 Broadway, 2nd floor bet. 173rd and 174th Sts. in Manhattan

Hosted by Eduardo Leanez, featuring monologues, scenes, songs, and readings by
Emily Gleeson, Inma Heredia, Patrick E. Horrigan, Eduardo Leanez, Mauricio Pita,
Ricardo San Miguel, and Erik Schjerven.

Admission: $10 suggested donation
Wine reception to follow the performance.

For more information, contact actorswithaccents@aol.com.

Films & Readings by Stephanie Gray

Saturday, May 11, 8pm
At: Millennium Film Workshop, 66 E 4th St (bet Bowery & 2nd Ave)

"Super 8 Live & in Person with Katrina del Mar & Stephanie Gray: Portraits of People & Places"
An evening of super 8 works, screened on real film by artists Katrina del Mar & Stephanie Gray. Whether through an iconography of the city, queerness, or grrl culture, both show an attention to photographic detail of a unique type that can only be captured with the intimacy of super 8, whether black/none, color, handprocessed or edited in camera. Expect images of lesbian icons (both real & fictional), 90s grrl culture, mysterious portraits of the city and urban folk, and an overall eye for the hidden beauty of people and places that often go unseen. (Gray will present first, then intermission, then del Mar.)

Millennium website: http://millenniumfilm.org/category/screenings/upcoming/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/294381620695227/?ref=22
Admission: $8/$5 members (by contribution)

"Katrina del Mar: Super 8 Portraits + Raw Reels"
del Mar will show a selection of a recent super 8 portraits series including an urban surfer, a dyke motorcycle racer, lesbian writer Eileen Myles, & raw reels, some rarely seen, of her cult fave grrl gang movies of the late 90s.
"Simon: Portrait of an Urban Surfer" (6 min, b&w, sound) Simon plays upright bass and surfs at Rockaway Beach.
"Kara: Portrait of a Motorcycle Racer" (3 min, b&w, sound) Kara races a vintage triumph motorcycle on a flat track in upstate New York.
"Eileen: Portrait of a Writer" (3 min, b&w, sound) Poet-novelist Eileen Myles writes and reads from a tiny notebook one late summer day in Wellfleet, Mass.
"Raw Reels" (approx 25 min, b&w/color, no sound) When shooting Gang Girls 2000 in 1999, del Mar shot a roughly ten-to-one ratio of what wound up in the 25 minute final film. A reel or two will be chosen at random from the other 3.5 hours worth of pure late-90’s eye candy: the hottest girls of the Lower East Side and Brooklyn, pretending to be in our own version of Faster Pussycat Kill! Kill!

"Stephanie Gray: Queer Pop Culturing + City Portraits"
Filmmaker-poet Gray will show a selection of urban portraits that show the puzzling unknown of the city including the now closed Magic Shoes in the Village + mysterious iconography of the city. She will show a selection of her queer portraits (some subjective) of pop culture icons such as Kristy McNichol, Joan of Arc and Laverne & Shirley. Some films will be accompanied by live reading / experimental soundtracks.
"Magic Couldn’t Save Magic Shoes" (7 min, color/b&w, 2011) Magic closed in ‘08 after being in biz since ‘79. No one did handwritten labels like them. When I finally had extra money to buy more Converse, which is mostly all I wear, thinking they’d still be around, even after I filmed it, it was gone. I shot this in Magic’s last week.
"Satanic Bible on Interlibrary Loan" (9 min, b/w, 2011) The title is a true situation that occurred when I was 15. I was an ardent metal head as a teen. A little while back, I was asked to write a poem for a poetry mag issue with the theme of the occult. The words and then the images, came together, and it all makes sense.
"Kristy" (7 min, handprocessed b/w, sound, 2003) Digging deep to find Kristy, the only working class girl at a girls’ summer camp in cult classic Little Darlings A faint recognizable 80s hit song is played with skips at the slowest speed. (She’s out now, you know, right?)
"Dear Joan" (3 min handprocessed b/w, live narration, 1999) A film letter to this heroine as the filmmaker laments the lack of public knowledge of Joan's real identity, ending in a hissyfit at the library.
"Never Heard the Word Impossible" (7 min, sound, b/w, 2007) This work uses images from Laverne & Shirley remixed through video layers. What did the L really stand for? All sound is distorted from the theme song.
"I Can’t Stop Thinking About Eileen Myles’ School of Fish Poem" (3 min, color, live narration, 2002) The filmmaker keeps hearing lines from the poem. The images are inspired visual thoughts of Eileen's poem.
+ one surprise super recent 3 min film!

Tuesday, May 14, 7:30

Triptych presents
a special 3-1 =
last reading of the season

Reading + super 8 film screening

At: Envoy Enterprises
87 Rivington (bet Orchard & Ludlow)

Triptych: http://triptychreadings.tumblr.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/501303579934660/

NYCAAPSE Conference 2013

The New York City Association of Assistant Principals Supervision – English (NYCAAPSE) and LIU Brooklyn’s English Department are pleased to announce

Bridging the Gap Between High School and College and Careers

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

LIU personnel who wish to attend must register.
Contact Deborah Mutnick for the registration form.

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Annual Awards Ceremony!

The English Department will hold its annual awards Ceremony on Wednesday, May 8, from 4-5 PM, in the Robert Spector Lounge on the 4th Floor of the Humanities Building. 

The faculty will present awards to undergraduate and graduate students including the Excellence in English Award, the Edward Edelman & Susanne Popper-Edelman English Essay Prizes, the Esther Hyneman Graduate Awards in Creative Writing, the Henning Award, the Parascondola Award, and the Schweizer Award. New Sigma Tau Delta inductees will also be announced.

Please join us to celebrate our award winners, whose names will be added to this post after the ceremony.

UPDATED June 19, 2013

Our congratulations to the English students who graduated during the preceding academic year!

May 2013

Dwayne Allen, MA
Camille Armstrong, BA
Jesenia Ayala, BA
Marita Downes, MFA
Albert Evans, BA
Tracey Ford, BA
Constance Gough, MA
Daphne Horton, BA
Chason Kim, BA
Elspeth Macdonald, MFA
Natalie Mamelko, BA
Mary McDaniel, BABryhana Moore, BA
Anne Marie Nelson-Ferguson, BA
Phyllis Noel, BA
Asja Parrish, MFA

Beverly Robinson, MA
Lisa Rogal, MFA
Christina Vallario, MA
Sarah Wallen, MFA

January 2013

Andrani Foster, BA
Giuseppe Infante, MFA
Jon Jenkins, MFA
Krystal Parkes, BA
Leslie Anne Rexach, BA
Kevin Reyes, MA
Sarah Reynolds, BA

September 2012

Alicia Berbenick, MFA
Patia Braithwaite, MFA
Micah Savaglio, MFA

The following are this year's award winners:

Sigma Tau Delta inductees

Victoria Abolencia
Gabrielle Betancourt
Samantha D'Acunto
Alanna Dawkins
Andrani Foster
Elizabeth Hernandez
Keeley Ibrahim
Donald Chase Melvin
Imani Nasir
Charlene Thelemaque
Krystal Walcott

Excellence in English Award, graduate

Alicia Berbenick
Patia Braithwaite
Constance Gough
Jon Jenkins
Elspeth Macdonald
Asja Parrish
Kevin Reyes
Lisa Rogal
Sarah Wallen

Excellence in English award, undergraduate

Andrani Foster
Daphne Horton
Keeley Ibrahim
Natalie Mamelko
Sarah Reynolds

Elaine Spielberg Award

Lakishia Brown

Louis & Ann Parascandola Graduate Award

Felice Belle
Lisa Rogal

Edward Edelman & Suzanne Popper-Edelman English Essay Prizes

Freshman Composition (English 14)

Jonathan McCarthy Assavero, "Change of Location, Change of Perspective," Professor Andrea Libin

Freshman Composition (English 16)

Sandy Mohsen, "The Educational System and ESL Students," Professor Thomas Peele

Core Literature (English 60s)

Kerby Anorjuste, "The Guy Code," Professor Jonathan Haynes

Upper Division

Marnelle Dorvil, "Marriage and Money: Contrasting Forces," Professor Maria McGarrity

The Esther Hyneman Awards

Fiction: Tiani Kennedy
Poetry: Daniel Owen

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MFA Reading Series Event: Students Finishing This Semester

A celebratory reading by all MFA  students graduating in May 2013.

Wednesday, May 8, 6-8PM
Robert Spector Lounge, English Department
Humanities Building, Fourth Floor


Elspeth Macdonald
Lisa Rogal
Marita Downes
Asja Parrish
Felice Belle
Joey Infante
Sarah Anne Wallen.

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Poetry Reading: Barbara Henning & Tony Iantosca (with Kimberly Lyons)

6BC Botanical Garden presents poetry by Barbara Henning (Professor Emerita, English), Kimberly Lyons, and Tony Iantosca (Adjunct Professor, English).

Sunday, May 12, 2013, 3pm

More info.