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Week of 10/13 to 10/19

Tuesday, October 15th

Messages in a Bottle Writing Club Meeting

  • Location: CH 124
  • Time: 5:30pm

If you write poetry, songs, fiction, plays, creative essays, or enjoy any other form of writing, join the Messages in a Bottle club to discuss and share your writing with others. 

7:30pm - 9:00pm

Poetry in Context

  • Location: Van Meter Hall
  • Time: 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Western Kentucky University’s Cultural Enhancement Series Committee presents the second event of the season, “Poetry in Context: An Evening with Dr. Eve L. Ewing,” taking place at Van Meter Hall on October 15, 2019 beginning at 7:30 p.m.

7:30pm - 9:00pm

Poetry in Context: An Evening with Eve L. Ewing

  • Location: Van Meter Hall
  • Time: 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Dr. Eve L. Ewing is a sociologist of education and a writer from Chicago. She is the author of Electric Arches (Haymarket, 2017), which received awards from the American Library Association and the Poetry Society of America and was named one of the year's best books by NPR and the Chicago Tribune. She is also author of Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago's South Side (University of Chicago Press, 2018) and the co-author (with Nate Marshall) of the play No Blue Memories: The Life of Gwendolyn Brooks. She also writes the Ironheart series for Marvel Comics.

Ewing is an assistant professor at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration. Her work has been published in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Times, and many other venues.

Dr. Eve L. Ewing will give a 45 minute talk followed by 30 minutes of audience questions. This will be followed by a book signing. Books will be available for sale before and after the talk in the lobby.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Seating is first-come, first-served.

Learn more about Eve Ewing at https://eveewing.com/about

Wednesday, October 16th

English Department Tenure & Promotion Committee Meeting

  • Location: CH 121
  • Time: 3:15pm

Meeting for the English Department's Tenure & Promotion Committee.


Gender and Women's Studies screening of "Mary Shelley"

  • Location: Cherry Hall 125
  • Time: 4:00pm

Gender Images Film Series


Student Open Mic Night

  • Location: CH 125
  • Time: 7:30pm

Anyone is welcome to participate, and all genres are accepted!

Friday, October 18th
1:50pm - 2:50pm

Professional Writing Alumni Panel

  • Location: CH 125
  • Time: 1:50pm - 2:50pm

This PW panel is comprised of experienced PW graduates. There will be a casual reception following. 

All Day

Homecoming Weekend

  • Time: All Day
Saturday, October 19th
All Day

Homecoming Weekend

  • Time: All Day
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Alumni Homecoming

  • Location: Preservation Tasting Room
  • Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

The WKU English Department will host a homecoming event on Saturday, October 19, from 12-2, at Preservation Tasting Room, 2440 Nashville Road.  Please RSVP by October 4 to help with planning.  For additional information, please contact english.office@wku.edu.

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