Western Washington University will host four award-winning children’s and young adult book authors and illustrators from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 at Western’s Performing Arts Center as part of Western’s 14th Annual Children’s Literature Conference.
The conference brings together teachers, librarians, readers, and writers to celebrate children’s literature and reflect on how children’s books shape the experience of growing up.
Theresa Warburton, a faculty member in English and WGSS, was awarded the Walter McClintock Fellowship, a Visiting Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University. She will spend one month in residence at the library looking at the papers of Laguna Pueblo writer Leslie Marmon Silko.
Western Washington University Senior Instructor of English Kami Westhoff has published a new book of poems titled "Sleepwalker," which has been awarded the 2016 Minerva Rising Chapbook prize. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in journals including Meridian, Phoebe, Third Coast, River City, The Madison Review, and Sundog Lit. Her short story "The Ways You Are Gone" received the 2007 Editor's Prize from Carve Magazine. She teaches creative writing, and is the faculty adviser for Jeopardy Magazine.
“I would not have you descend into your own dream. I would have you be a conscious citizen of this terrible and beautiful world.”
― Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me
Brenda Miller’s latest book An Earlier Life has just been published.
WWU Professor of English Ning Yu will do a reading of Chinese poetry of the Tang dynasty at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7 at Village Books. The readings will be taken from translations done by Yu, in collaboration with Carlos Martinez, recently published by WWU’s East Asian Studies Press as “In Response to the Howling Monkeys Along the Yangtze: An American Eco-Critic’s Translation of Three Hundred and Eleven Tang Poems.”
Western Washington University will host Washington’s Poet Laureate, Gonzaga University professor Tod Marshall, for a poetry workshop at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28, in Fraser Hall 201.
The event is free and open to the public, and will be followed by an evening reading at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept 29, in Communications 110.
Marshall’s workshop, “Writing Poems That Speak of Home: Washington 129,” is intended to contribute to his Washington 129 project, which gathers submissions from the people of Washington state.
A number of new publications are out from the English Department:
Nancy Pagh’s latest book, Write Moves: A Creative Writing Guide and Anthology, has just been published.
Kristin Mahoney’s most recent essays are “Camp Aesthetics and Inequality: Baron Corvo’s Toto Stories,” which appears in Economies of Desire at the Victorian Fin de Siècle: Libidinal Lives; and “Michael Field and Queer Community at the Fin de Siècle” which appears in Victorian Review.
Kelly Magee’s latest short story “The Merm Prob” has just been published in "Gulf Coast."
Magee is an associate professor of English at Western Washington University.
Theresa Warburton’s essay "Coming to Terms: Rethinking Popular Approaches to Feminism and Anarchism," has just been published in "Perspectives on Anarchist Theory."
Warburton is an assistant professor of English at Western Washington University.
Brenda Miller, a professor of English at Western Washington University, will read from and sign her book "An Earlier Life" at 7 p.m. Friday, April 15, at Village Books in Bellingham.
Fiona Somerset, a professor of English and medieval studies at the University of Connecticut, will speak at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, in Academic Instructional Center West Room 204, about her research in media and literary genres through which medieval audiences engaged with difficult issues of public consent.
Kim Cunningham has worked at Western since 2001, but her love of the campus began at a much earlier age.
“I remember Western in the ‘60s,” she said. “Lots of long hair and lots of bare feet.”
Cunningham, a Bellingham native, used to visit the campus with her sisters when her dad was a student.
“He used to drop us off in the VU, and we would just hang out. There used to be really cool shuffleboard tables,” she said. “Campus seemed huge to me at the time, but it’s a lot bigger now.”
"Love Between the Covers," a feature-length documentary film about the little-known, surprisingly powerful community of women who read and write romance novels, will be screened at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, at Western Washington University.
The showing will be followed by a panel discussion with:
Western Washington University’s literary journal, the Bellingham Review, will release its next issue, #72, this spring.
The new issue will mark a change in direction for the Review. Susanne Paola Antonetta, the Review’s new editor-in-chief, has introduced many new features and goals.