Puget Sound English Department

February 23, 2011

Two Events with Dolen Perkins-Valdez

Former Puget Sound English Department member Dolen Perkins-Valdez will be back on campus on Monday, February 28, to offer two events:

11 a.m., in the Rotunda, “The Practice (Of the Writing Life)”

3 p.m., Wyatt 326, “The Slings and Arrows of the Publishing World”

Both events are free and open to members of the campus community. For further information, please contact Beverly Conner: bconner@pugetsound.edu

You can find further information about Perkins-Valdez, and about her acclaimed debut novel Wench at her website. Wench (Amistad, $14.99) deals with an unfamiliar aspect of American history: a resort where wealthy white men once vacationed with their slave mistresses.


April 28, 2010

Crosscurrents Release Event: Thursday 4/29

It’s time for the release of another outstanding issue of Crosscurrents, Puget Sound’s outstanding literary magazine. The release party will take place this Thursday, April 29, at 6 p.m. in the Piano Lounge area of the SUB (behind Diversions). Editor Greta Lindquist writes,

The Spring 2010 edition of Crosscurrents is here! Come and pick up your copy and hear our published authors read their pieces from the book!
Hang out afterwards for an open mic with the Campus Music Network!

You don’t want to miss the last Crosscurrents of the year!

March 23, 2010

Campus News Updates for Current Students

A round-up of information about departmental and campus events:

Don’t forget Creative Writing Days: March 24 & 25.

1. The Department’s pre-registration informational and social session will take place on Thursday, April 1 in Trimble Forum from 5-6:30 p.m. Please drop by to get information about Fall courses offered by English Department faculty, including cross-listed courses and core courses. Bring a friend, have some refreshments, and mingle with faculty and students.

2. As you are thinking ahead to fall, remember that those of you who need or want to write a thesis now have the option of a designated course (English 493) in which to do so. The course emphasizes research and writing, and uses a workshop approach to producing your thesis. Contact Professor Joshi (pjoshi@pugetsound.edu) for more information.

3. Detailed course descriptions for Fall will be available at the department event; you can also find them at the Department website under “Fall Courses”
Descriptions are being updated daily, so check back for more information.

4. Don’t overlook the opportunities for fellowships; Sharon Chambers-Gordon (scgordon@pugetsound.edu) reminds us that there is a Fellowships website with more information, and that there will be a Fellowships Forum on Wednesday, April 14th, at 5:00 PM in Wyatt 109.

5. Finally, don’t forget to submit your original work to Crosscurrents Literary Magazine (ccr@pugetsound.edu) and/or to the Departmental Writing Awards contests (Deadline April 2; information in the Dept. of English, Wyatt 335).

March 8, 2010

Creative Writing Days: March 24 & 25

We realize that right now, your thoughts are on midterms, papers, and the warmer climes you will visit over Spring Break. Here’s something for your post-vacation calendars:

Creative Writing Days will showcase the Puget Sound creative writing faculty in a series of presentations and workshops here on campus, March 24 & 25.

On Weds., March 24:
Master Class in Fiction Writing (students only) with Dolen Perkins-Valdez.
Wheelock 201, 4-5 p.m.

Also on Weds., from 7-9 p.m., Readings and Book Signing with Dolen Perkins-Valdez, author of the novel Wench, and Ann Putnam, author of Full Moon at Noontide: A Daughter’s Last Goodbye. This event takes place in the Murray Boardroom and Reception Area and is open to the university community and the public.

On Thursday, March 25, there will be a reading of fiction and poetry, featuring Beverly Conner, Erik Ellis, Laurie Frankel, Bill Kupinse, Hans Ostrom, and Lynn Sokei, from 4-6:30 p.m., in Trimble Forum. This event is open to the university community and the public.

There will be refreshments at each of these events.
Don’t miss this opportunity to see and hear our talented creative writing faculty.