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.
Kevin Zepper, professor of English at MSUM, will be speaking and presenting poetry at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fargo-Moorhead Sunday, June 23, at 11 a.m. Located at 121 9th St. S in Fargo. Healing through Writing: A Poet’s Perspective In many instances, the act of writing is connected to the spiritual aspects of release, [...]
A glamorous and salty love story New Rivers Press at Minnesota State University Moorhead announces the publication of Principles of Navigation by Peter W. Fong, the first book in The New Rivers Press Electronic Book Series, which is an eBook-only series from the 45-year-old, not-for-profit literary press. Description Charter captain Rigger Tavernier never imagined he [...]
This year’s recipient of the LRAC/McKnight Fellowship Literary/Performance Grant is poet and writer, Dr. Yahya Frederickson, MSUM English Department. By providing him with the uninterrupted time to write and revise, the LRAC/McKnight Fellowship will allow him to move closer to completion of four poetry manuscripts, a memoir, and possibly coordinate another Arabic poetry translation project. [...]
Please join the staff and contributors of MSUM’s annual journal of creative writing and visual art as they celebrate the print release of the 2013 issue of Red Weather. A reading will be held Thursday, May 9 in room 203 of the Comstock Memorial Union from 7-9 p.m. Copies will be available for purchase. The [...]
Adam Heidebrink, English Major