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April 2015

Macalester English Welcomes Professor Amy Elkins

Josh Weiner '16

The English Department is thrilled to announce that Amy Elkins has been hired for the position of Assistant Professor of 20th and 21st Century Literature. Professor Elkins will begin teaching in the Fall of 2016, just a few short months away...READ MORE
Teaching with Cow Tipping Press

Sarah Richman  '16

In an odd and lovely turn of events, I'm ending college as a teacher. More specifically, I'm ending college as an instructor with Cow Tipping Press, teaching a creative writing class for adults with developmental disabilities...READ MORE
English Honor Society at Macalester 

Ava Bindas '17

In the fall of my sophomore year, I was convinced that I kept getting emails from some sort of fraternity, and I deleted most of them without a thought. Little did I know they were from the International English Honor Society, Sigma Tau Delta, which I had recently joined at Macalester...READ MORE
From Brooks to Opal: Interning at the Poetry Center of Chicago

Zeena Fuleihan '18

This past summer, I interned at the Poetry Center of Chicago, a non-profit organization that has put on poetry readings in Chicago since 1974. They also recently started a program called Hands on Stanzas that sends poets to underprivileged Chicago Public Schools to teach poetry...READ MORE

Molly Sowash '16

This month we share a poem by Khadidja Ngom '19. "During the mid 2000s, illegal immigration reached alarming levels in my country, Senegal, and a lot of youth died trying to reach the Canary Islands in Spain," said Khadidja...READ MORE
Giant Pet Projects 

Kevin Xiong '16

Bibliographies of 20-40 sources. A manuscript of 40-75 pages. 8 credits of independent work. A defense lasting an hour. Only two students have chosen to do an English Honors Project this year: Ollie Schminkey ‘16 and Karintha Lowe ‘16...READ MORE
What Next? Workshops with Andrea Kaston Tange

Molly Sowash '16

“What are you planning to do with an English major?” is a question we are often asked during our four years at Macalester. For many of us, responding presents two difficulties; understanding our own desires for future careers and articulating the skills and experiences we draw from an English degree in preparation for “the real world”...READ MORE
Real Talk: The Dead Writers' Guild

Aparna Mazumdar '16

This month, Real Talk puts student organization The Dead Writers' Guild in the spotlight. Watch to find out more about this cool org that creates a space for writers to share and get feedback on their work outside the classroom...WATCH HERE
English Department Events
Save the Date!
English End of the Year Celebration - May 2nd, 5:30-7:00pm

At this English End of Year Celebration, we celebrate the year, announce prizes and awards, honor our graduating seniors and have an exciting evening. All English majors, minors, faculty and alums are invited. There will be dinner and a short program with some surprise displays of talent. There will be a senior group photo taken at the end. Formal attire is encouraged but not required. 
Newsletter Staff
Senior Editor
   Molly Sowash '16
Associate Editors
   Aparna Mazumdar '16
   Josh Weiner '16
   Kevin Kiong '16
   Sarah Richman '16
Radio Show Supervisor 
   Amanda Zimmerman '16
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