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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; 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.


  • Frederickson receives award for “The Birds of Al-Merjeh Square: Poems from Syria”

    Yahya Frederickson, English, won Finishing Line Press’s Open Chapbook Competition. His manuscript, “The Birds of Al-Merjeh Square: Poems from Syria” was selected by poet Christopher Bursk as the winner. In addition to publication, Frederickson received a $1,000 cash award. finishinglinepress.com

    2013 Idaho Prize for Poetry

    The winner of the Idaho Prize for Poetry 2013—selected by final judge, Sam Hamill—is THE GOLD SHOP OF BA-‘ALI by Yahya Frederickson, professor of English at MSU Moorhead. He will receive $1,000 plus publication by Lost Horse Press. The annual prize is given for a poetry collection. www.losthorsepress.org/2013-idaho-prize-for-poetry

    Poet Zepper discusses writing with Moorhead High students

    Kevin Zepper, associate professor of English at Minnesota State University Moorhead, shared his thoughts on writing poetry and all things creative with Moorhead High School creative writing students during presentations May 3. Zepper, a Moorhead High graduate, told students that he became interested in writing in second grade. “My parents read to me all the […]

    Alum Dan Nygard will read from his book “Rounds”

    Minnesota State University Moorhead graduate and North Dakota author Dan Nygard, a member of the Minnesota National Guard who served in Iraq, will be reading from his book “Rounds” at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, in the Hunt Club in the basement of Usher’s House at 700 1st Ave. N. in Moorhead, Minn. From April […]

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    4:30 PM to 6:00 PM - Bridges Hall BR 0167 Planetarium

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