The UW-L English Department is pleased to host a reading by Charlotte Boulay, a young poet who is touring with her first book, published by WW Norton. Her poems are smart and accessible, and the evening promises to be a really great art experience--hearing poems in the Fine Arts Center main floor gallery! Hope you'll take the time to review the material below, bring a poem of Charlotte's into your classes, and make it out in support of contemporary literature!
As part of the English Department's 2014-2015 William J. and Yvonne Hyde Colloquium Series English Department faculty member Matt Cashion will present a sneak preview of his short story collection, Last Words of the Holy Ghost, which won the 2015 Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Fiction, judged by Lee K. Abbott, and will be published this November by the University of North Texas Press. This colloquium will provide an advance glimpse of the twelve diverse stories that make up the collection, as well as a brief discussion of the stories behind the stories—what inspired them, how they evolved through the process of revision, and how they came together to form a book that found itself (somewhat surprisingly, according to the author) the recipient of a national prize. The presentation runs from 2:30-3:30 p.m. on Friday, April 3rd in 113 Wimberly Hall. The event is free and open to the public and all are welcome to attend. To arrange for disability accommodations, contact email@example.com or 608-785-8295.
English Department faculty member Dr. William Stobb will present "You Are Still Alive," a series of new poems, as part of the English Department's 2014-2015 William J. and Yvonne Hyde Colloquium series. For summer 2014, Dr. Stobb received a CLS small grant for work to complete a poetry manuscript. Individual pieces from the collection have been published in a variety of journals, including American Poetry Review, Kenyon Review, and Colorado Review, and have earned awards from Spoon River Poetry Review and The Science Fiction Poetry Association. At this colloquium presentation, Dr. Stobb reads from that collection and discusses his work. The presentation runs from 2:30-3:30 p.m. on Friday, December 5th in 113 Wimberly Hall. The event is free and open to the public and all are welcome to attend. To arrange for disability accommodations, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-785-8295.
On Tuesday, April 1, at 5:30pm, in 1404 Centennial Hall, Dr. Robert Antoni will read and discuss his book As Flies to Whatless Boys (Akashic Books, 2013).
Dr. Antoni, a Trinidadian and Bahamian American, is recognized for his use of vernacular and multi-voiced narratives. Awarded The Commonwealth Book Prize for his first novel Divina Trace, he is also a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, and teaches at The New School University, NYC.
This event is free and open to the public. For details or special accommodations email Dr. David Hart or call (608)785-8302.
UW-L Visiting Scholar/Artist of Color program College of Liberal Studies, UW-L English Department, UW-L
Book Reading by Professor Emeritus Annette White-Parks
Friday, September 27, 7pm at
Pearl Street Books, 323 Peal Street, La Crosse
Scholar, author, and peace-activist Annette White-Parks is a Professor Emeritus of English at UW-L. Since retiring, White-Parks has revived the small literary press Freshcut, is involved in writing groups, works to find help for the homeless, and is engaged in peace-justice activities in the Portland, Oregon, community.
Dr. White-Parks (English) will read from her book about her daughter, titled My Butterfly Girl: Light Flight from Cancer, Abuse, and Schizophrenia.
November 1, 2012
Murphy Library Special Collections 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Please join us to meet the artists and hear them read excerpts from their work, followed by a panel discussion of their creative process, collaboration and the provocative subject matter.
Crossing the Tigris is a limited edition artist book created by the collaboration of Brian Borchardt, Caren Heft and Jeff Morin. Three letterpress books contained in a collage, handmade paper box houses stories from the Iraq war. The regional ephemera preserved in this collection fall into the realm of hildhood treasures. From the presses, "The inside of the container sets the stage for juvenile battle. These are the props for pretend war.” When confronted with the grittiness of war, do these ill-prepared soldiers simply break with reality? Are they taught that they are above the law? Neither the container nor the three books answer the questions posed above. This collaboration is intended to catalyze a conversation about the nature of change that allows potentially decent people to commit indecent acts.
"Why the Humanities?" a free lecture by Frederick Luis Aldama
Thursday, April 26, 2012 122 Carl Wimberly Hall 5pm reception; 5:30pm lecture
Frederick Luis Aldama is the Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor of English and Director of the Latino Studies Program and Latino & Latin American Studies Space for Enrichment and Research at the Ohio State University.
Professor Aldama is editor of five collections of essays and author of seven books, including Postethnic Narrative Criticism, Brown on Brown, Dancing With Ghosts: A Critical Biography of Arturo Islas, Why the Humanities Matter: A Common Sense Approach, Your Brain on Latino Comics: From Gus Arriola to Los Bros Hernandez and A User's Guide to Postcolonial and Latino Borderland Fiction. He has published numerous articles, co-edits the series "Cognitive Approaches to Literature and Culture" (U Texas Press), and sits on the board for the Americas book series (Texas Tech University Press).