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Booklover Havens in the Neighborhood

Molly Sowash '16

Booklovers don’t have to wander far from campus to get outside of the bubble. The Twin Cities have a rich literary community filled with prominent independent presses such as Graywolf Press and Milkweed Editions, competitive creative writing MFA programs and a lengthy schedule of literary events and festivals...READ MORE
Lynn Emanuel Reads on a Rainy Night

Kevin Xiong '16

As the rain fell on Wednesday night, I listened to Lynn Emanuel read fifteen poems in John B. Davis lecture hall. About fifty people occupied the seats. English majors, community members, and professors sat politely while Lynn read from her new collection of poetry...READ MORE
Intern Spotlight: Hank Hietala '17

Sarah Richman '16

The semester is getting busier, but many English majors are still finding time to intern and volunteer off-campus. English majors like Emily Gustafson, Rachel Wilson, and Hank Hietala ‘17 are actively involved in the Twin Cities community off-campus...READ MORE

Molly Sowash '16

This summer, Zeena Fuleihan '18 decided to write one poem a day. For this month's Wordplay, we are happy to share two of the
106 poems from that project.
Cumberbatch, Hinds, Hille dazzle all the way from London

Josh Weiner '16

Forget Black Friday crowds. When tickets went on sale last year for a Barbican Theatre production of Hamlet, fans waited in a virtual line 35,000 people long to get a coveted seat. They didn’t, of course; the play sold out in only minutes...READ MORE
Notes from Northern Ireland

Molly Sowash '16

With only a few weeks left in the semester, English major Ava Bindas '17 gives us a look into her life abroad. While she's experiencing a unique learning opportunity in Northern Ireland, we are excited to see her back in the department in the spring...READ MORE
Real Talk: Interview with Kerry Alexander

Aparna Mazumdar '16

This month, Real Talk interviews English major alum Kerry Alexander '12, lead singer of the up-and-coming band Bad Bad Hats, about her budding music career...WATCH HERE
English Department Events
Treat Night Holiday Party 
Join us in the English Department on December 9th at 4:30pm for cookie decorating, a photo booth, lasagna and punch!


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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