Calendar of Events
Hala Alyan is the author of the novel Salt Houses, winner of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and the Arab American Book Award and a finalist for the Chautauqua Prize, as well as the forthcoming novel The Arsonists’ City, and four award-winning collections of poetry, most recently The Twenty-Ninth Year. Her work has been published by the New Yorker, the Academy of American Poets, Lit Hub, The New York Times Book Review, and Guernica.
Community resource fair and Halloween fun!
Anti-Racist Bing will be hosting another event. The Anti-Racist Bing Resource Fair will have four informational tables surrounding a history of race, racism, and organizing in Binghamton: (1) KKK in Binghamton (2) What We Mean by Abolition (3) Binghamton’s Indigenous History (put together by our fabulous colleague, Birgit Brander Rasmussen!) and (4) Community Organizing in Binghamton. We will also have campus and student organizations tabling so you can know what resources are in the overall Binghamton community. Finally, there will be a "My Culture is Not a Costume Halloween Competition," so come dressed up! This event is meant to be family friendly, so there will be candy stations at each table for kids to trick or treat.
The event is scheduled for Saturday, October 30th from 3-5pm at the United Presbyterian Church (42 Chenango St.). We hope to see you there for an evening of community, education, and spooky thrills.
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Come one, come all to our first Halloween Event. We will be holding it at Rec Park on October 31 at 1pm. Bring your Halloween costume, bring the family—or pets, and come enjoy the park with us. Bring your own food and drinks, as well as a bag of candy to pass out. We will also be selecting the winner for the logo contest and voting for the bylaws updates. Hope to see you there.
In the spirit of community, we invite everyone to participate in the creation of a Graduate English Organization Logo. We will have a contest to see
whose logo students choose. Selection and voting will be held at the Halloween Event. The winner will get a $10 gift card of their choice. Remember: it must be green and it must be eye-catching. Please try to have your entries submitted by 10/29, so that I can get them printed for the Halloween Event. The new logo will be featured on the weekly newsletter and more. Email them to:
*This event is exclusive to Binghamton-enrolled CW graduate students
Join Professor Zentner for an hour long Q&A on the process of querying agents and submitting for publication, as well as other publishing topics. While this event is geared toward students writing prose, all creative writing graduate students are welcome to attend.
University of Kansas’ The Project on the History of Black Writing (HBW) Presents:
The Legacy of Zora Neale Hurston and Southern Women Writers
November 5, 2021 at 12:00 CDT
A conversation with Tayari Jones, the Charles Howard Candler Professor of Creative Writing at Emory University and New York Times best-selling author of four novels set in the contemporary South, most recently An American Marriage (Workman, 2018). Moderated by Angela Watkins, NEH Summer Scholar.
Last year the Citizenship, Rights, and Cultural Belonging TAE sponsored a roundtable on academic publishing with representatives from Princeton UP, SUNY Press, and Bloomsbury Academic. We write to let you know of our follow-up event that looks at nontraditional approaches to publishing particularly in the spirit of decolonizing knowledge production:
Alternatives to Academic Publishing: A Conversation with Bhakti Shringarpure
Wed., Nov. 10 at 3:30 pm
Bhakti Shringarpure is Associate Professor of English & Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies; Faculty for Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies, and the Indigeneity, Race, Ethnicity & Politics program; Affiliate faculty for the Digital Humanities and Media Studies program and the Asian and Asian-American Studies Institute, University of Connecticut.
She is also the founding Editor-in-chief of Warscapes magazine, founder of the Radical Books Collective, and Series Editor of Decolonize That! Handbooks for the Revolutionary Overthrow of Embedded Colonial Ideas, OR Books (New York).
We hope you will join us for this important conversation!
Just let me know if you have any questions. Flyer attached -- please feel free to circulate.
P.S. If you'd like to see the recording of last year's publishing roundtable, it's available here:
Please find samples of Ada's work, along with her bio. If you'd like to share this event via your social channels, I have attached a flyer sized for email and for Instagram/Twitter.
"Sports" - The Believer
"Open Water" - New England Review
"How to Triumph Like a Girl" - Poetry Foundation
MEDIAAda Limón reads at the 2015 National Book Awards Finalists Reading
A poet’s take on looking to language for ‘radical hope’ - PBS News Hour
Ada Limón's website
Ada Limón is the author of six books of poetry, including The Carrying, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry. Her book Bright Dead Things was nominated for the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. Her work has been supported most recently by a Guggenheim Fellowship. She grew up in Sonoma, California and now lives in Lexington, Kentucky where she writes, teaches remotely, and hosts the critically-acclaimed poetry podcast, The Slowdown. Her new book of poetry, The Hurting Kind, is forthcoming from Milkweed Editions in May 2022.
We invite you to join us and to spread the word about this very special event. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email me.
María Isabel Álvarez, M.F.A.
Lecturer & Associate Director of Creative Writing
*This event is exclusive to Binghamton-enrolled CW undergrad and grad students
Jake Skeets is the author of Eyes Bottle Dark with a Mouthful of Flowers, winner of the National Poetry Series. He is the recipient of a 92Y Discovery Prize, a Mellon Projecting All Voices Fellowship, an American Book Award, and a Whiting Award. He is from the Navajo Nation and teaches at Diné College. Jake Skeets's full bio.
I am pleased to announce our second event for this Fall's Graduate Student Professionalization Speaker Series, TRIPping through Research.
Please join us on Wednesday, November 17 from 1:30 - 3 p.m. for "Applying Translation Theory to Your Scholarly Writing: A Workshop Series with Professor Tarek Shamma." We will meet in the Alpern Room, LN 2200 for Part One of this two-part series.
Part Two will take place in early Spring. Participants will complete an assignment to apply takeaways from part one and prepare for part two.
See attached poster for details.
Please mark your calendars. Looking forward to seeing you there!