English Department Events

Annual Departmental Events

Fall 2018

Upcoming Events

Thursday, September 20, 7:30 pm, Knickerbocker, Downtown Lafayette.  MFA student reading.  Free and open to the public.  (Sponsored by the Creative Writing Program)

Friday, September 21, 5:30-6:30 pm, Krannert G012.  ESL Go! Speaker Series with Matthew Allen speaking on "Working in the Middle:  Three Questions for (prospective) ESL Program Administrators to Consider." 

Thursday, September 27, 4:30 pm, Krannert Auditorium (Room 140).  2018 Leonora Woodman Lecture Series with guest speaker Anna Brickhouse, Professor and Director of American Studies at the University of Virginia.  Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, October 2, 4:30 pm, Weatherill 160.  LTC Forum Series, featuring graduate student April Urban.  The LTC Forum Series is an informative and collaborative space for emerging scholars in the Literature, Theory, Cultural Studies program to share their research.  Light refreshments will be provided.  (Co-sponsored by Comitatus and EARG)

Thursday, October 4, 7:30 pm, Krannert Auditorium (Room 140).  Purdue University's Visiting Writers Reading Series presents Mary Leader.  A Q&A is also scheduled at 4:30 pm in BRNG 2290.  This event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, October 11, 7:30 pm, Knickerbocker, Downtown Lafayette.  MFA student reading.  Free and open to the public.  (Sponsored by the Creative Writing Program)

Thursday, October 18, 7:30 pm, Krannert Auditorium.  Purdue University's Visiting Writers Reading Series presents Whitney Terrell.  A Q&A is also scheduled at 4:30 pm, WALC B903.  This event is free and open to the public. 

Saturday, October 20, 6:00 pm, Barnes and Noble Bookstore, 2323 Sagamore Parkway South, Lafayette.  Underground Railroad book discussion.  Part of the English department's "Big Read". Free and open to the public.

Thursday, October 25, 4:30 pm, Weatherill 160.  LTC Forum Series, featuring graduate student Liz Boyle.  The LTC Forum Series is an informative and collaborative space for emerging scholars in the Literature, Theory, Cultural Studies program to share their research.  Light refreshments will be provided. (Co-sponsored by Comitatus and EARG)

Monday, November 5, 10:00 am, Fowler Hall.  Bonus "Dawn or Doom" conference event - George Anders' "You Can Do Anything."  Part of the English department's "Big Read".  

Tuesday, November 6, 9:00 am, Krannert Auditorium.  Big Read Panel @ "Dawn or Doom" conference. 

Thursday, November 8, 7:30 pm, Knickerbocker, Downtown Lafayette.  MFA student reading.  Free and open to the public.  (Sponsored by the Creative Writing Program)

Thursday, November 13, 4:30 pm, Weatherill 160.  LTC Forum Series, featuring graduate student Amy Elliot.  The LTC Forum Series is an informative and collaborative space for emerging scholars in the Literature, Theory, Cultural Studies program to share their research.  Light refreshments will be provided. (Co-sponsored by Comitatus and EARG)

Thursday, November 15, 6:00 pm.  "Indiana & and Underground Railroad," with Jeannie Regan-Dinius.  Tippecanoe Co Public Library Downtown.  Part of the English department's "Big Read".

Thursday, November 29, 4:30 pm, Weatherill 160.  LTC Forum Series, featuring graduate student Marc Diefenderfer.  The LTC Forum Series is an informative and collaborative space for emerging scholars in the Literature, Theory, Cultural Studies program to share their research.  Light refreshments will be provided. (Co-sponsored by Comitatus and EARG)

Thursday, November 29, 7:30 pm, Krannert Auditorium.  Purdue University's Visiting Writers Reading Series presents Natalie Diaz.  A Q&A is also scheduled at 4:30 pm (location TBA).  This event is free and open to the public.

December 4-6, 5:30-6:45 pm, West Lafayette Public Library.  "Big Read Alike," John Lewis' March Comics Workshop.  Part of the English department's "Big Read".

Past Events

Thursday, September 13, 7:30 pm, Second Flight Books (2200 Elmwood Avenue, Suite D7, Lafayette).  Joint reading by Professor Don Platt and Paige Lewis.  Come hear Don read from his latest book of poems, and get in on the early buzz about Paige’s debut volume which comes out next year.  (Sponsored by the Department of English and the Creative Writing Program)

Spring 2019

Thursday, April 11, 5:30 pm, North Ballroom, Purdue Memorial Union.  Literary Awards Banquet with guest speaker Colson Whitehead.  Tickets needed and will go on sale in March of 2019.

Thursday, April 11, 8:00 pm, Fowler Hall, Stewart Center.  Reading and book signing by Literary Award's speaker Colson Whitehead.  Fee and open to the public.

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