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Join us THIS FRIDAY (4/14) at 7pm to celebrate the successes of our English literature and writing students, a reading and performance by poet James Armstrong, and the release of this year’s ANALECTA. There will be food and drink, and books for sale and signing. This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Student Writing Awards featuring the poet, James Armstrong
ANALECTA debut!
Friday, April 14, 2017
7:00 pm in EA 1011
IU South Bend campus

James Armstrong is a Midwestern native: he grew up on the sand plains of southern Michigan and went to Northwestern University as an undergraduate. He has an M.F.A. from Western Michigan University and a Ph.D. in American Literature from Boston University. Armstrong’s scholarly essay on John James Audubon appeared in Animal Acts: Configuring the Human in Western History (Routledge 1997). Armstrong has taught creative writing and American literature at Northwestern University and at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Writing Program.

He has published poems and essays in TriQuarterly, RHINO, Porcupine, Gulf Coast, Orion, Poetry East and other journals. Armstrong received the PEN-New England Discovery Prize for poetry in 1996, and he has been awarded both an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in poetry and a Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship in poetry. He was an artist in residence at Isle Royale in 1994 and on Grand Island National Recreation Area in 2004. His first book of poems, Monument in a Summer Hat, was published in the fall of 1999 (New Issues Press). His latest book, Blue Lash, came out in April, 2006, from Milkweed Editions.

His poem, “The Wreck,” was anthologized in Where One Voice Ends, Another Begins, a collection of Minnesota poetry published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press (2007). In October of 2007, he was appointed Poet Laureate of the City of Winona. Armstrong lives in downtown Winona with his wife, Laura, and their two daughters, Dot and Pippa.

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We are happy to announce these upcoming literary events at IUSB:

WINESBURG, INDIANA book release

featuring MICHAEL MARTONE, VALERIE SAYERS, JOYELLE MCSWEENEY, & KELCEY ERVICK PARKER

Two nights:
Wed. Oct 7 at 7:30 Notre Dame Hammes Bookstore
Thurs. Oct 8 at 7:30 at IUSB on the 3rd Floor Bridge of Wiekamp Hall

book sales and signing to follow
free and open to the public

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42 Miles Press Book Release

TRACEY KNAPP reads from MOUTH

Thursday, Oct 22 at 7:00 pm
3rd Floor Bridge, Wiekamp Hall, IUSB

book sales and signing to follow
free and open to the public

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We had a great day with Kathleen Rooney, who visited two classes and gave an awesome reading.

Here she is taking a picture of the audience. And here’s a link to her photos that she posted.

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Poet, Essayist, Novelist, and Editor
KATHLEEN ROONEY
Wednesday, March 25
7:00 p.m. Wiekamp Hall, Third Floor Bridge

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Kathleen Rooney is a founding editor of Rose Metal Press, a nonprofit publisher of literary work in hybrid genres, as well as a member of PoemsWhile You Wait, a team of poets and their typewriters who compose commissioned poetry on demand. She is the author of six books of poetry and nonfiction including O Democracy!; Robinson Alone; For You, For You I Am Trilling These Songs; and the art modeling memoir Live Nude Girl: My Life as an Object. Her first book is Reading with Oprah: The Book Club That Changed America. She lives in Chicago where she is a Visiting Assistant Professor at DePaul University.

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Here’s a schedule of this fall’s literary events – with more info to come about each:

Wed. Oct 1 Poetry Reading with Betsy Andrews, 7:30 Wiekamp 3rd floor Bridge
Her poetry collection, The Bottom, was the winner of IUSB’s 42 Miles Press Poetry Prize and has just been released. She is also an editor at Saveur magazine and will be interviewed on the Today Show for her upcoming cookbook.


Wed. Oct 22 Bender Scholar in Residence Lecture featuring Allegra Goodman
Writing Fiction: What I Have Learned So Far
Reception at 5:00, Lecture at 6:00 in the Louise E. Addicot and Yatish J. Joshi Performance Hall/Northside

Allegra Goodman is the author of The Cookbook Collector, Intuition, Paradise Park, Kaaterskill Falls, The Family Markowitz, and Total Immersion. The Other Side of the Island is her first book for younger readers. Her fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Commentary, and Ploughshares, Prize Stories: the O. Henry Awards and Best American Short Stories. Her essays and reviews have appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The New Republic, The Boston Globe, and The American Scholar. Raised in Honolulu, Goodman studied English and philosophy at Harvard and received a PhD in English literature from Stanford. She is the recipient of a Whiting Writer’s Award, the Salon Award for Fiction, and a fellowship from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced study. She lives with her family in Cambridge, Mass, where she is writing a new novel.

Thurs. Nov 20 Fiction Reading with Margaret Chapman, 7:00 Wiekamp 3rd floor Bridge
A recent IUSB teacher of creative and academic writing now relocated to Durham, NC, Margaret has an MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She will read from her new novella, Bell and Bargain.

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This is going to be a great event. Hope you can make it!

FICTION READING by JOSEPH BATES
Author of Tomorrowland (stories) and The Nighttime Novelist
Wednesday, Feb 19, 2013 at 7:00PM
Indiana University South Bend
Weikamp Hall 3rd Floor Bridge

free and open to the public
reception and book signing to follow

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Joseph Bates is the author of Tomorrowland: Stories (Curbside Splendor 2013) and The Nighttime Novelist (Writer’s Digest, 2010). His short fiction has appeared in such journals as The Rumpus, New Ohio Review, Identity Theory, South Carolina Review, Fresh Boiled Peanuts, and InDigest Magazine. He teaches in the creative writing program at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

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POETRY READING by Heather Christle & Chris DeWeese

Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 at 7:30PM
Indiana University South Bend
Weikamp Hall 3rd Floor Bridge

free and open to the public!

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