Lewis Warsh: Reading at Unnameable Books

Professor Lewis Warsh (English / Creative Writing) will read with Fiona-Sze Lorrain at Unnameable Books on Halloween! 

Monday, October 31, 2016
Unnameable Books
600 Vanderbilt Avenue

LEWIS WARSH'S most recent books are Alien Abduction (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2015), One Foot Out the Door: Collected Stories (Spuyten Duyvil, 2014), A Place in the Sun (Spuyten Duyvil, 2010), and Inseparable: Poems 1995-2005 (Granary, 2008). He is editor and publisher of United Artists Books and teaches in the MFA program in creative writing at Long Island University (Brooklyn).

FIONA-SZE LORRAIN is a poet and translator who writes and translates in English, French and Chinese. Her third poetry collection, The Ruined Elegance (2016), published by Princeton University Press, was a finalist for the 2016 Los Angeles Times Book Prize. It was also chosen by Library Journal as one of the "Best Books of Poetry 2015." She is the author of two previous books, My Funeral Gondola (2013) and Water the Moon (2010). She lives in Paris.

Idra Novey: Brooklyn Eagles Literary Prize

We are pleased to announce that Professor Idra Novey, Fall 2016 Visiting Writer to our Creative Writing MFA Program, has won the Brooklyn Public Library's Brooklyn Eagles Literary Prize for her novel Ways to Disappear.

More info.

Patrick Horrigan: Actors With Accents

Please join Patrick E. Horrigan (Professor of English) and Eduardo Leanez when they host the 10th edition of 


Thursday, October 27th @ 7pm
Teatro SEA
107 Suffolk Street in Manhattan's Lower East Side

Admission is FREE!

Everybody has an accent.  What's yours?

Deborah Mutnick: ENG 173 Writing in the Community, Spring 2017

Study-Abroad Opportunity (Summer 2017) with Deborah Mutnick (English) & Ellen Short (Education)

The course is a graduate course, but it's open to qualified (mostly upper-division) undergraduates. For information, see flyer below, and/or come to one of the following Informational Open House sessions.

Wednesday, October 12
4:45-5:45 PM Pratt 321

Tuesday, October 25

6:30-7:30 pm
9 Hanover Place
4th floor, Conference Room B

Angus McLinn: Reading at Manhattanville College

Angus McLinn (Creative Writing MFA candidate) will be reading at Manhattanville College as follows, with several other contributors to the book Songs of My Selfie: An Anthology of Millennial Stories (Three Rooms Press).

More info.

Graduate Courses, Spring 2017

Row Houses on Bond Street in Brooklyn, New York City (Danny Lyon, July 1974)
No known copyright restrictions.

Undergraduate Courses: Spring 2017

by George Eastman House.
No known copyright restrictions.

These course descriptions are provided by the professors teaching the courses.

For more information, write to them directly. 
Get English Department faculty contact info here.

English Majors — Before you register, make an appointment to meet with Wayne Berninger to review your outstanding requirements. Then register as early as possible to keep courses from being canceled.

Non-Majors — The writing and analytical skills gained in English courses are useful in a variety of professions. Any student may take these courses as general electives. A minor in English (four courses 100 or above) will satisfy the Distribution Requirement for any major. For more information, make an appointment to meet with Wayne Berninger.

Tina Barry: Award Nomination & Two Readings

We are pleased to report that a poem/story – “Come Back” – by Tina Barry (Creative Writing MFA, LIU Brooklyn, 2014) has been nominated for a Best of the Net award by the editors of Flash-Frontier.

Also, Barry will be reading twice in October, as follows.

Reading by writers whose work appears in The Best Small Fictions 2016.
Saturday, 10/22
7:00 PM
KGB Bar, the Red Room
85 East 4th Street

Reading by poets whose work appears in RedSky: Poetry on the Global Epidemic of Violence Against Women.
Sunday, 10/23
7:00 PM
Bluestockings Bookstore
172 Allen Street

Jonathan Haynes: New Book

We are pleased to congratulate Professor Jonathan Haynes (English) on the publication of his book Nollywood: The Creation of Nigerian Film Genres (University of Chicago Press, 2016). 

More information about the book. 

Available from Amazon in hardcover, paperback, and Kindle editions.