Category: Our Events


  • An Interview with Alysia Li Ying Sawchyn

    Alysia Li Ying Sawchyn is the author of the essay collection A Fish Growing Lungs, and she is features editor for The Rumpus. Her essays, reviews, and short memoir have appeared in the St. Petersburg Review, Gulf Coast, Brevity, Prairie Schooner, Fourth Genre, the Southeast Review, Sweet: A Literary Confection, the Indiana Review, Hobart, Essay Daily, Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies, and Brevity Blog, among many others. She has […]

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  • An Interview with Joy Priest

    Joy Priest is the author of HORSEPOWER (Pitt Poetry Series, 2020), winner of the Donald Hall Prize for Poetry. She is the recipient of the 2020 Stanley Kunitz Prize, and her poems have appeared in the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day, APR, The Atlantic, and Poetry Northwest, among others. Her essays have appeared in The Bitter Southerner, Poets & Writers, […]

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  • An Interview with Nancy Wayson Dinan

    Nancy Wayson Dinan is a native Texas who teaches at Western Kentucky University. Her work has appeared in Arts & Letters, Crab Orchard Review, the Cincinnati Review, and others.  She earned her MFA from the Ohio State University and a PhD from Texas Tech. Her debut novel, Things You Would Know If You Grew Up Around Here, was published by Bloomsbury in […]

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  • The 2020 English Awards Ceremony

    Every spring, we gather and distribute awards and scholarships. This year, we’ll continue that tradition—online! Join us on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages on Friday, April 24th from 4:00pm – 5:00pm as we hold our Online English Awards Ceremony. Towards the end of the event, we’ll be announcing the winner of the Outstanding Graduating […]

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  • English Sabbatical Lecture Set Coming Soon

    On Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at 11 AM in Robert Bell 361, the English department will present three special-assigned leave lectures by Drs. Megumi Hamada, Deborah Mix, and Mary Lou Vercellotti. Dr. Megumi Hamada will present a lecture on “Learning words from reading: Cognitive model of word-meaning inference.” How does your mind work when you […]

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  • Dr. Asao Inoue Presentation Sparks Thought

      Dr. Asao Inoue is the current Chair of the Conference on College Composition and Communication, an associate dean and professor at Arizona State University in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts, the author of several publications including the books Antiracist Writing Assessment Ecologies: Teaching and Assessing Writing for a Socially Just Future, and […]

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  • It’s #BSUEnglishEd Month

    From Oct. 15-Nov. 15, 2019, the English department at Ball State is going to devote a whole bunch of our online bandwith to highlight our amazing English Ed program. If you’re a current student or a recent graduate, you probably know that over the last 5-6 years, we’ve used our online platforms to successfully “flip […]

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