English Department Events

Annual Departmental Events

Fall 2021 Events 

September 3
Kaveh Akbar reading and signing of  his new poetry collection, Pilgrim Bell, Second Flight Books,2122 Scott Street, Lafayette, 7:00 pm.

September 8
Big Read 2021 Kick-Off: “5 Things to Know about Africanfuturism,” Prof. Marlo David, English & African American Studies, 5 PM, Purdue Memorial Mall, North 

September 15
“Representation Matters: Black Girls & STEM in Binti” (Big Read Podcast)

September 22
Big Read Black Panther Watch Party (Twitter)

September 30
MFA Reading Series, Second Flight Books, Lafayette, 7:00 pm

October 4
Big Read “The Changing Faces of Sci-Fi,” Alejandra Ortega,Tippecanoe County Public Library @ 6:30PM

October 7
Visiting Writers Reading Series presents a reading by Hasanthika Sirisena, 7:00 pm.  Register in advance for Zoom link https://tinyurl.com/PurdueHS

October 8
Visiting Writers Reading Series presents a Q&A with Hasanthika Sirisena, 4:00 pm. Register in advance for Zoom link https://tinyurl.com/PurdueHS

October 13
Big Read“Science Fiction, Science Fact” Trivia Night (Kahoot)

October 14
Literature, Theory, and Cultural Studies (LTC) Forum Series with Maggie Myers, 4:30-5:30 pm, Zoom

MFA Reading Series with visiting poet Rosalie Moffett, 7:30 pm, followed by a Q&A (Zoom)

October 20
Big Read “Space, Place, & Community in Binti” (Podcast)

October 28
Literature, Theory, and Cultural Studies (LTC) Forum Series with Marybeth Perdomo, 4:30-5:30 pm, Zoom

Visiting Writers Reading Series presents a Q&A with fiction writer Gabriela Garcia, 5:00 pm, Zoom

Visiting Writers Reading Series presents a reading with fiction writer Gabriela Garcia, 7:00 pm, Zoom

November 3
Big Read 2021 Capstone: Conversation with Nnedi Okorafor, Moderated by Prof. Rayvon Fouché, American Studies, 7:00 PM at the Black Cultural Center, Purdue.  Limited seating; RSVP strongly encouraged; front-desk sign-in & masks required.

November 10
Leonora Woodman Memorial Lecture with guest speaker Sinéad Moynihan from 5-6:15 pm. via zoom. Moynihan is a Professor of English at Exeter University.

November 11
Visiting Writers Reading Series presents a reading and Q&A with Allison Joseph, 7:30 pm, Zoom

November 18
Literature, Theory, and Cultural Studies (LTC) Forum Series with Jason Abad, 4:30-5:30 pm, Zoom

December 2
Literature, Theory, and Cultural Studies (LTC) Forum Series with Erin McNulty, 4:30-5:30 pm, Zoom

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