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Fall 2014 Calendar

Tribe English Picnic
Thursday, Aug 28 ~ 4-5:30 pm ~ Towers Lawn (Towers 110, in case of rain)
Welcome new and returning students, learn about departmental happenings and student organizations.

Professional Development Series: Thinking Graduate School
Monday, Sep 15 ~ 4:30-5:30 pm ~ Location TBA
Learn the answers to all the questions you didn't know to ask about graduate programs in English studies. 

Sabbatical Returns: Shannon Lakanen
Monday, Sep 22 ~ 4:30-5:30 ~ Location TBA
Literary reading by essayist and nonfiction professor who traveled throughout southeast Asia during her sabbatical. 

Quiz & Quill's 4th Annual Hoodlums & Hipsters Open-Mic
Friday, Sep 26 ~ 7:30-9:30 pm ~ Bag of Nails 3rd Floor Ballroom (24 N. State Street)
Open-mic featuring recent alumni and current students. Sign up to read in advance by emailing quizandquill@otterbein.edu.

Writers & Scholars Series: Mat Johnson
The Literary Studies Program hosts multi-genre author of novels (Pym and Drop), historical nonfiction (The Great Negro Plot and Hunting in Harlem), and graphic narratives (Dark Rain: A New Orleans Story, Incognegro: A Graphic Mystery, and Right State). 
Monday, Oct 6 ~ 1:40-2:50 pm ~ Open Class Session on Black speculative fiction and the genre's commentary on the politics of race ~ Location TBA
Monday, Oct 6 ~ 4-5:00 pm ~ Lecture and Q&A on literary studies' kinship with critical and creative writing ~ Location TBA

Writers Reading and Readers Writing: Creative Critical Reactions to Poe & Johnson
Tuesday, Oct 7 ~ 4-5:30 pm ~ Location TBA
The Creative Writing and Literary Studies Programs continue the conversation about and practice of inter-connecting critical and creative writing.

Professional Development Series: Publishing Critical and Creative Writing
Tuesday, Oct 21 ~ 4-5:00 pm ~ Location TBA
Become familiar with common practices and venues for publishing critical and creative work as an undergraduate and beyond.

Sabbatical Returns: Margaret Koehler and Norman Chaney
Tuesday, Nov 4 ~ 4-5:00 pm ~ Location TBA
Literary Studies faculty share their scholarly adventures during recent sabbaticals

Tribe Fest
Thursday, Nov 20 ~ 4-6:30 pm ~ Location TBA
A celebration of the scholarly and creative endeavors students have been most dedicated to during fall semester. 

/ Department of English

Shannon Lakanen
Department Chair
Towers Hall 228

p / 614.823.1211
e / slakanen@otterbein.edu 

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