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November 2016

Adaption Faculties: The House of Tomorrow 

Hank Hietala '17

This past summer, professor Peter Bognanni went Hollywood. Luckily, he didn't leave Macalester to become a Corvette-cruising, aviator-totting action star. Instead, he witnessed the adaptation of his first novel for the big screen. A Macalester graduate, Bognanni released his debut novel, The House of Tomorrow, in 2010 ...READ MORE
Minnesota Tonight Takes on the 2016 Election
Liz Hallgren '17

In anticipation of Minnesota Tonight’s Election Night Party at the Brave New Workshop, the oldest comedy theater in the U.S., The Words is taking a closer look at this “news comedy show focused on local events and issues” run by executive producer and Mac English alumnus Jonathan Gershberg ‘13... READ MORE
Seeds: A New Beginning for Student Poet Miriam Moore-Keish 

Zeena Fuleihan '18 

We are proud to announce the publication of Seeds by our very own Miriam Moore-Keish ‘19. Miriam has published assorted poems in literary magazines and anthologies, but never thought she would publish an entire book in her sophomore year of college. Seeds is Miriam’s collection of 70 pages of poetry ...READ MORE

New Releases from English Alumni

Ava Bindas  '17

Hannah Rasmussen ‘13 recently released her book Good News about Gender: A Bible Study for Young Adults in print and ebook. Fellow English alumna, Jesse Sawyer ‘07, also released his debut novella, Sunset Riders, last week. Both spoke with me about their writing and publishing processes ...READ MORE

A Night at the Theater: Mac English Attends Sense and Sensibility

Liz Hallgren  '17

In what is becoming an annual tradition, the English Honor Society sponsored a trip to see Sense and Sensibility on October 14th at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. The play, adapted by Kate Hamill and directed by Sarah Rasmussen, offers a fresh take on Jane Austen’s famous 18th century novel - the perfect English major’s break from midterms.  ...READ MORE


Zeena Fuleihan '18 

This month we are pleased to share a poem by Julia Joy ‘20. Julia is a prospective English (Creative Writing) major and one of our trusty English department student workers. She wrote this poem last year as part of a creative writing workshop program....READ MORE
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