Thursday, March 5, 2015

The English Department will host author Jacob Appel on campus  Thursday, 5 March . He will lead a Master Class from  12:15-1:00pm  in the Cartwright Room in Memorial Center.  This is a great opportunity to discuss the craft of writing with an accomplished author and a dynamic teacher.  At 4:00pm , he will read from his own work in the Joslin Atrium in Memorial Center. 

Jacob Appel is a fiction writer, essayist, and playwright. He is the author of six literary works and has published short fiction in more than 200 literary journals.  His first novel, The Man Who Wouldn’t Stand Up, won the Dundee International Book Award in 2012 and his short story collection, Scouting for the Reaper, won the 2012 Hudson Prize. He’s received numerous awards for his work, including the Sherwood Anderson Foundation Writers Grant and the Arts & Letters Prize for Fiction. Appel is also a physician, attorney, and bioethicist. He currently teaches at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. 

If you have questions, need additional information, or want to read some of Appel’s work in advance, contact Brandi Reissenweber ( breissen@iwu.edu ).

Saturday, March 7-Sunday, March 15, 2015

Spring Recess

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Alan Shapiro will visit IWU on Tuesday, March 17, delivering a lecture on translating Greek drama at 4 p.m. and giving a poetry reading at 7 p.m.  

Shapiro is one of today's most interesting and insightful poets.  It's a real treat and honor, that he will visit campus.  If you so wish, you can deepen your own engagement with his visit by doing some thinking about (and enjoying of!) his work in advance of it.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

This spring, Sigma Tau Delta will be hosting a master class and reading with renowned fiction author Joshua Ferris. The fiction master class will take place on March 18 at 4pm in State Farm Hall room 101. To attend, students must register by emailing  iwusigmatd@gmail.com , and there are only 15 spots available so don't wait! Students who register will receive a reply confirming that their space has been reserved.
We hope to see you there!
Sigma Tau Delta Executive Board

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Lincoln in Limbo, a drama by Robert Bray, IWU Professor Emeritus, will be performed at the 10am at the Newberry Library in Chicago. Admission is without ticket and without charge.  Seating is limited.  Easter Weekend, 1865/Easter Weekend 2015. 150th Anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's Assassination.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Lincoln in Limbo, a drama by Robert Bray, IWU Professor Emeritus, will be performed at the 7:30pm at the Illinois Wesleyan University Hansen Student Center. Admission is without ticket and without charge.  Seating is limited.  Easter Weekend, 1865/Easter Weekend 2015. 150th Anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's Assassination.