• Centennial Poem Winner…and a Reading!

    We are thrilled to congratulate graduate student Lindsey Dirksen as the winner of the Ball State Centennial Poem Contest for her poem “100 Year Glide.” She is a second-year MA student in English with a focus in creative writing. She loves all genres of writing, but works primarily with poetry. She’s published her work in […]

  • One #BSUEnglish Day

    It’s #OneBallStateDay, and the English department wants to thank our community for continuing to give back so that we can fly forward. Your gifts are used for lots of different purposes, and if you’d like to help us continue our good work, here’s where you can help. Consider donating to the Ball State English General […]

  • Dr. Lyn Jones and Students Shine at Disability Rights Symposium

    Ball State English Professor Dr. Darolyn “Lyn” Jones is the editor for the Rethinking Children’s and Young Adult Literature digital magazine. In Fall 2018, Dr. Jones taught the English course that produces this magazine/website thanks to a Provost’s Immersive Learning Grant. Last month she presented with four of her students at a symposium on disability rights at […]

  • River Teeth Finds New Home at Ball State

    After twenty years at Ashland University in Ohio, River Teeth will now be housed in the Department of English at Ball State University. What is River Teeth? River Teeth is a portfolio of literary editing projects anchored by one of the top literary nonfiction magazines in the country. It includes a bi-annual, print magazine (River Teeth: […]

  • In Print Festival of First Books 2019

    General Information For over a decade, the Ball State Creative Writing Program’s In Print Festival of First Books has brought authors who’ve just published their first book and a literary editor/publisher to campus for a two day event featuring a reading, classroom visits, and a panel discussion/Q&A on literary editing and publishing. This year’s festival, […]

  • 100 Years of #BSUEnglish

    By Cathy Day If Ball State is celebrating its 100th birthday, then so is the English department. We’ve been here from the beginning. The story of #bsuenglish is a microcosm of the story of the humanities in higher education. To tell that story, I spent a day digging around the Digital Media Repository at the […]