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February 2017
Upcoming Writing Contests and Prizes

Ava Bindas '17 

Writers of all genres and types, this spring the Macalester English Department wants to reward you for your brilliant writing! There are a handful of Macalester-specific and regional writing contests seeking students’ best literary analysis, poetry, and prose with deadlines coming up this month....READ MORE

Welcome to Macalester, Professor Mailman!

Liz Hallgren '17

As a new semester begins, the English Department welcomes Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Talia Mailman to campus. Before coming to Macalester, Professor Mailman taught English and served as nonfiction editor for Gulf Coast ...READ MORE
Save the Date: Apps & Alums on February 23rd
Zeena Fuleihan '18 

The English Honor Society invites all English majors and minors to our third annual Appetizers and Alumni event on February 23rd. Following two years of successful mingling and scrumptious finger food, Appetizers and Alums provides  ....READ MORE
The Sellout

Hank Hietala '17

In America, satire is as ubiquitous as ever. Talk show hosts and stand-up comedians create digital parodies of popular television. Websites like The Onion and The Mideast Beast run mock-news articles. Average Joes with toupées and puckered lips post videos of their Trump impersonations...READ MORE

English Department Events
Save the date: Valentine's Day Treat Night is February 15th!
Come to the second floor of Old Main to celebrate Valentine's Treat Night with the English Department! Beginning at 4:30pm, there will be lovely treats and activities for all. See you there!
Newsletter Staff
Senior Editor
   Ava Bindas '17
Associate Editors
   Zeena Fuleihan '18
   Liz Hallgren '17 
   Hank Hietala '17

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