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    The English department offers a rich curriculum that covers topics in writing, literature and teaching through a variety of undergraduate majors, minors and emphases, in addition to a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, a Master of Liberal Arts and licensure in English as a Second Language.

    Courses are taught by highly educated and highly published faculty with diverse teaching and professional backgrounds whose expertise spans an array of specialty areas, including composition, American, British and World literature, creative writing, technical report writing, publishing, and more. Together students and faculty are part of a vibrant literary community that draws distinguished visiting authors to campus through the Glasrud Lecture Series and McGrath Visiting Writers Series. Students are incredibly active outside the classroom through opportunities to become involved in Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honor Society; Red Weather, the campus literary magazine; the Write Site, a student tutoring service; and New Rivers Press, a nonprofit literary small press. Graduates of the program are poised to excel in graduate school or a variety of English-related careers as writers, editors, publishers, teachers and more.

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  • Interdisciplinary partnership brings music and poetry together

    Professor Terrie Manno, Music, and Kevin Zepper, MFA English, will present their collaborative music and poetry to students in Fox Theater on the Minnesota State University Minnesota campus on Friday, April 11 at 3 p.m. This is an interdisciplinary partnership Manno and Zepper began last year. Some of the work involves the William S. Burroughs [...]

    Poetry reading and book Launch of “The Gold Shop of Ba-‘Ali”

    Please join Yahya Frederickson for a poetry reading and the book launch of his first full-length poetry collection, “The Gold Shop of Ba-’Ali,” on Thursday, April 3 at 4:30 p.m, in the CMU 101. Free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase.

    Zepper to read poetry today at Southwest Minnesota State University

    Professor Kevin Zepper, English, will be at Southwest Minnesota State University Visiting Writers Series on Monday, March 24 for a poetry reading. Kevin Zepper, author of “Sugartown” and three other chapbooks, will read from Noon – 1 p.m. at the Marshall-Lyon County Library and from 7-8 p.m. at SMSU, Charter Hall 201. Zepper teaches at [...]

    Robert Pender memorial service is March 29

    Robert “Bob” Louis Pender, 78, (01/26/1936 – 02/27/2014) son of Louis and Louise (Burns) Pender of Chicago, IL, passed away February 27, 2014 at Sanford Health Palliative Care in Fargo. Bob was born and raised in Chicago, IL, spending summers with family in Shawnee, OK. After high school, he served in the US Navy. He [...]

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