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Creative Writing Awards

Thursday Jan 30 - Feb 17 | 11:30 am - 11:30 am

The English Department presents the 2020 Creative Writing Contests. Submit Your Writing.

Contests include creative and scholarly categories. Over $3,000 awarded in prizes.

Open to all TCU students and alumni. Entry period ends February 17, 2020. Submit your entries at cwa.submittable.com.

Visit eng.tcu.edu for contest description and information.

AddRan College of Liberal Arts

AddRan College of Liberal Arts

About English Department

Creative Writing Awards
Since 1873, the English Department has remained at the heart of academics at TCU. As one of the largest departments on campus, we are proud to work with students at every level in their education, from first-year writing and literature courses to doctoral studies in English or Rhetoric and Composition. Today, the English Department approaches both venerable and popular subjects – from Jane Austin, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Kenneth Burke or missionary writers, radical journalists, and comic books – with traditional and cutting edge tools. We work in both dusty and digital archives to advance knowledge about the centrality of culture in our lives. Our faculty have garnered significant scholarly recognitions in a broad range of intellectual areas, with special focus on British, American, and postcolonial literatures, rhetoric and composition, and creative writing. The department offers two majors in English and Writing, a minor in these areas, as well as Creative Writing, and the Ph.D. in English or Rhetoric and Composition.

Questions about this event?

Ann Tran

Email: n.g.tran@tcu.edu

Phone: 4693714669

Tina Chang

Live Oak Reading with Tina Chang

Thursday Feb 20 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Born in Oklahoma, poet Tina Chang moved with her family to New York City when she was a year old. As a child, Chang was sent to live with family in Taiwan for two years before returning to New York. She earned a BA at SUNY-Binghamton and an MFA at Columbia University.

Chang is the author of the poetry collections Half-Lit Houses (2004) and Of Gods & Strangers (2011). Her work has been featured in the anthologies Asian American Poetry: The Next Generation (2004) and From the Fishouse: An Anthology of Poems that Sing, Rhyme, Resound, Syncopate, Alliterate, and Just Plain Sound Great (2009). She coedits the anthology Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia, and Beyond (2008).

The first woman to be named poet laureate of Brooklyn, New York, Chang discussed her appointment with the New York Times: “The ultimate goal is to break down the wall between people and poetry,” Chang noted. “Somewhere along the way, we have felt intimidated by it, or we have felt we have to be well-educated in order to be able to access it or walk into that world.”

Chang has received awards from the Academy of American Poets, Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, New York Foundation for the Arts, and Van Lier Foundation. She has also been granted residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Vermont Studio Center, and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She lives in Brooklyn.

“Tina Chang.” Poetry Foundation, Poetry Foundation, https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/tina-chang.

Moudy North

Moudy North
2805 South University Dr.
Fort Worth, TX 76129

About English Department

Live Oak Reading with Tina Chang
Since 1873, the English Department has remained at the heart of academics at TCU. As one of the largest departments on campus, we are proud to work with students at every level in their education, from first-year writing and literature courses to doctoral studies in English or Rhetoric and Composition. Today, the English Department approaches both venerable and popular subjects – from Jane Austin, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Kenneth Burke or missionary writers, radical journalists, and comic books – with traditional and cutting edge tools. We work in both dusty and digital archives to advance knowledge about the centrality of culture in our lives. Our faculty have garnered significant scholarly recognitions in a broad range of intellectual areas, with special focus on British, American, and postcolonial literatures, rhetoric and composition, and creative writing. The department offers two majors in English and Writing, a minor in these areas, as well as Creative Writing, and the Ph.D. in English or Rhetoric and Composition.

Questions about this event?

Ann Tran

Email: n.g.tran@tcu.edu

Phone: 4693714669

Taneum Bambrick is the author of VANTAGE, which was selected by Sharon Olds for the 2019 American Poetry Review_Honickman first book award (Copper Canyon Press). Her chapbook, Reservoir, was selected b

Live Oak Reading with Taneum Bambrick and Graham Barnhart

Monday Nov 18 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Our next Live Oak event is on November 18 at 6:30pm in Moudy N 141! Authors Taneum Bambrick and Graham Barnhart will be reading from their own works and answering Q&A from the audience.

Taneum Bambrick is the author of VANTAGE, which was selected by Sharon Olds for the 2019 American Poetry Review/Honickman first book award (Copper Canyon Press). Her chapbook, Reservoir, was selected by Ocean Vuong for the 2017 Yemassee Chapbook Prize. She is the winner of an Academy of American Poets University Prize, an Environmental Writing Fellowship from the Vermont Studio Arts Center, and the 2018 BOOTH Nonfiction Contest. Her poems and essays appear or are forthcoming in The New Yorker, The American Poetry Review, PENAmerica, Narrative, West Branch,and elsewhere. She has received scholarships from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. She is a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University.

Graham Barnhart is the author of “The War Makes Everyone Lonely.” A former Wallace Stegner Fellow, and US Army veteran, he has been awarded a 2019 Pushcart Prize, the Blackwell Prize from The University of Western Georgia, The Jeff Sharlet Memorial Award for Veterans from the Iowa Review, and the Chad Walsh Poetry Prize from the Beloit Poetry Journal. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in creative writing at The University of North Texas.

Moudy North

Moudy North
2805 South University Dr.
Fort Worth, TX 76129

About English Department

Live Oak Reading with Taneum Bambrick and Graham Barnhart
Since 1873, the English Department has remained at the heart of academics at TCU. As one of the largest departments on campus, we are proud to work with students at every level in their education, from first-year writing and literature courses to doctoral studies in English or Rhetoric and Composition. Today, the English Department approaches both venerable and popular subjects – from Jane Austin, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Kenneth Burke or missionary writers, radical journalists, and comic books – with traditional and cutting edge tools. We work in both dusty and digital archives to advance knowledge about the centrality of culture in our lives. Our faculty have garnered significant scholarly recognitions in a broad range of intellectual areas, with special focus on British, American, and postcolonial literatures, rhetoric and composition, and creative writing. The department offers two majors in English and Writing, a minor in these areas, as well as Creative Writing, and the Ph.D. in English or Rhetoric and Composition.

Questions about this event?

Ann Tran

Email: n.g.tran@tcu.edu

Phone: 4693714669

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Fall Smash Bros. Tournament

Wednesday Nov 13 | 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

Ultimate Smash Bros Tournament. Free entry! Prizes for top three! Sign up at bit.ly/fallsmash LIB 3181

Mary Couts Burnett Library

Mary Couts Burnett Library
2905 South University Dr
Fort Worth, TX 76129

About English Department

Fall Smash Bros. Tournament
Since 1873, the English Department has remained at the heart of academics at TCU. As one of the largest departments on campus, we are proud to work with students at every level in their education, from first-year writing and literature courses to doctoral studies in English or Rhetoric and Composition. Today, the English Department approaches both venerable and popular subjects – from Jane Austin, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Kenneth Burke or missionary writers, radical journalists, and comic books – with traditional and cutting edge tools. We work in both dusty and digital archives to advance knowledge about the centrality of culture in our lives. Our faculty have garnered significant scholarly recognitions in a broad range of intellectual areas, with special focus on British, American, and postcolonial literatures, rhetoric and composition, and creative writing. The department offers two majors in English and Writing, a minor in these areas, as well as Creative Writing, and the Ph.D. in English or Rhetoric and Composition.

Questions about this event?

Jason Helms

Email: jason.helms@tcu.edu

Phone: 8172577082

Green Chair Lecture - Ayanna Thompson (4)

Green Chair Public Lecture

Tuesday Oct 29 | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Dr. Ayanna Thompson will be giving a lecture on “Shakespeare, Race, and Performance: What We Still Don’t Know” on October 29, 2019 at 5pm in Moudy N 141.

For more information, contact the Department of English at EnglishDept@tcu.edu

Moudy North

Moudy North
2805 South University Dr.
Fort Worth, TX 76129

About English Department

Green Chair Public Lecture
Since 1873, the English Department has remained at the heart of academics at TCU. As one of the largest departments on campus, we are proud to work with students at every level in their education, from first-year writing and literature courses to doctoral studies in English or Rhetoric and Composition. Today, the English Department approaches both venerable and popular subjects – from Jane Austin, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Kenneth Burke or missionary writers, radical journalists, and comic books – with traditional and cutting edge tools. We work in both dusty and digital archives to advance knowledge about the centrality of culture in our lives. Our faculty have garnered significant scholarly recognitions in a broad range of intellectual areas, with special focus on British, American, and postcolonial literatures, rhetoric and composition, and creative writing. The department offers two majors in English and Writing, a minor in these areas, as well as Creative Writing, and the Ph.D. in English or Rhetoric and Composition.

Questions about this event?

Ann Tran

Email: n.g.tran@tcu.edu

Phone: 4693714669

Polyvox-Poster Fall 2019

Polyvox World Salon & Open Mic

Tuesday Sep 17 | 5:00 pm - 9:15 pm

Come read your work, listen, or share!

Sep 17 & Oct 17 @ 5PM
Nov 20 & Dec 9 @ 3:30PM

Scharbauer 3004

ALL ARE WELCOME!

Register at https://tinyurl.com/yyq2wxw8

Scharbauer Hall

Scharbauer Hall
2855 Main Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76129

About English Department

Polyvox World Salon & Open Mic
Since 1873, the English Department has remained at the heart of academics at TCU. As one of the largest departments on campus, we are proud to work with students at every level in their education, from first-year writing and literature courses to doctoral studies in English or Rhetoric and Composition. Today, the English Department approaches both venerable and popular subjects – from Jane Austin, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Kenneth Burke or missionary writers, radical journalists, and comic books – with traditional and cutting edge tools. We work in both dusty and digital archives to advance knowledge about the centrality of culture in our lives. Our faculty have garnered significant scholarly recognitions in a broad range of intellectual areas, with special focus on British, American, and postcolonial literatures, rhetoric and composition, and creative writing. The department offers two majors in English and Writing, a minor in these areas, as well as Creative Writing, and the Ph.D. in English or Rhetoric and Composition.

Questions about this event?

TCU Department of English

Email: rlewis@tcu.edu

Phone: 8172577240

Live Oak Flyer Sept 2019 (2)

Live Oak Reading featuring Annemarie Ní Churreáin

Tuesday Sep 10 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

ANNEMARIE NÍ CHURREÁIN is a poet from Donegal in northwest Ireland.

Her debut collection Bloodroot (Doire Press, 2017) was shortlisted for the Shine Strong Award for best first collection in Ireland and for the 2018 Julie Suk Award in the U.S.A. She is the author of a suite of poems about Dublin titled Town (The Salvage Press, 2018).

Ní Churreáin’s work has been reviewed widely in Ireland and internationally. The Yale Review surmised that “Ní Churreáin often captures a whole world of cultural and historical implications in a single, simple, but metaphorically rich image.” The Los Angeles Review of Books states “that Ní Churreáin can condense the prototypical life of a young Irish woman into half a page while sustaining the poem’s impact is testament to her ability as a storyteller, the vividness of her language, and the universality of the portraits she is painting…”

Ní Churreáin has been awarded literary fellowships from Akademie Schloss Solitude Germany, Jack Kerouac House Florida and Hawthornden Castle Scotland. In 2016 she was the recipient of a Next Generation Artist Award by the President Michael D. Higgins on behalf of the Arts Council. In 2017-18 she was the Kerry County Writer In Residence and the recipient of the inaugural 2018 John Broderick Residency Award. Ní Churreáin is the 2019 Commissioned Writer at Templebar Gallery + Studios Dublin and a 2019-20 Writer-In-Residence at National University of Ireland Maynooth.

More Information from www.studiotwentyfive.com

Moudy North

Moudy North
2805 South University Dr.
Fort Worth, TX 76129

About English Department

Live Oak Reading featuring Annemarie Ní Churreáin
Since 1873, the English Department has remained at the heart of academics at TCU. As one of the largest departments on campus, we are proud to work with students at every level in their education, from first-year writing and literature courses to doctoral studies in English or Rhetoric and Composition. Today, the English Department approaches both venerable and popular subjects – from Jane Austin, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Kenneth Burke or missionary writers, radical journalists, and comic books – with traditional and cutting edge tools. We work in both dusty and digital archives to advance knowledge about the centrality of culture in our lives. Our faculty have garnered significant scholarly recognitions in a broad range of intellectual areas, with special focus on British, American, and postcolonial literatures, rhetoric and composition, and creative writing. The department offers two majors in English and Writing, a minor in these areas, as well as Creative Writing, and the Ph.D. in English or Rhetoric and Composition.

Questions about this event?

Regina Lewis

Email: r.lewis@tcu.edu

Phone: 8178965803

Public Lecture Flyer - Sarah Orem (2)

TCU English Presents: A Talk with Dr. Sarah Orem

Friday Apr 5 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lecture

Reed Hall

Reed Hall
2850 South University Dr.
Fort Worth, TX 76129

About English Department

TCU English Presents: A Talk with Dr. Sarah Orem
Since 1873, the English Department has remained at the heart of academics at TCU. As one of the largest departments on campus, we are proud to work with students at every level in their education, from first-year writing and literature courses to doctoral studies in English or Rhetoric and Composition. Today, the English Department approaches both venerable and popular subjects – from Jane Austin, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Kenneth Burke or missionary writers, radical journalists, and comic books – with traditional and cutting edge tools. We work in both dusty and digital archives to advance knowledge about the centrality of culture in our lives. Our faculty have garnered significant scholarly recognitions in a broad range of intellectual areas, with special focus on British, American, and postcolonial literatures, rhetoric and composition, and creative writing. The department offers two majors in English and Writing, a minor in these areas, as well as Creative Writing, and the Ph.D. in English or Rhetoric and Composition.

Questions about this event?

Regina Lewis

Email: r.lewis@tcu.edu

Phone: 817-257-7240

WEISER-FLYER-1

Dr. Liz Weiser Visit

Monday Mar 25 - Mar 26 | 4:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lecture and Workshop

Register at https://wbhrsa.weebly.com/events.html

Rees Jones Hall

Rees Jones Hall
TX

About English Department

Dr. Liz Weiser Visit
Since 1873, the English Department has remained at the heart of academics at TCU. As one of the largest departments on campus, we are proud to work with students at every level in their education, from first-year writing and literature courses to doctoral studies in English or Rhetoric and Composition. Today, the English Department approaches both venerable and popular subjects – from Jane Austin, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Kenneth Burke or missionary writers, radical journalists, and comic books – with traditional and cutting edge tools. We work in both dusty and digital archives to advance knowledge about the centrality of culture in our lives. Our faculty have garnered significant scholarly recognitions in a broad range of intellectual areas, with special focus on British, American, and postcolonial literatures, rhetoric and composition, and creative writing. The department offers two majors in English and Writing, a minor in these areas, as well as Creative Writing, and the Ph.D. in English or Rhetoric and Composition.

Questions about this event?

Regina Lewis

Email: r.lewis@tcu.edu

Phone: 817-257-7240

Handmaid's #1

Behind the Scenes of The Handmaid’s Tale with Screenwriter & Playwright Dorothy Fortenberry

Tuesday Mar 26 - Mar 27 | 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join TCU’s English Department, Women and Gender Studies, and Film, Television and Digital Media for a two-day event with Screenwriter & Playwright Dorothy Fortenberry.

March 26
Screening + Q&A
5:30 PM BLUU Auditorium

March 27
Live Oak Reading
7:00 PM Moudy N 141

Behind the Scenes of The Handmaid’s Tale with Screenwriter & Playwright Dorothy Fortenberry

BLUU Auditorium

BLUU Auditorium
2901 Stadium Dr
Fort Worth, TX 76129

About English Department

Behind the Scenes of The Handmaid’s Tale with Screenwriter & Playwright Dorothy Fortenberry
Since 1873, the English Department has remained at the heart of academics at TCU. As one of the largest departments on campus, we are proud to work with students at every level in their education, from first-year writing and literature courses to doctoral studies in English or Rhetoric and Composition. Today, the English Department approaches both venerable and popular subjects – from Jane Austin, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Kenneth Burke or missionary writers, radical journalists, and comic books – with traditional and cutting edge tools. We work in both dusty and digital archives to advance knowledge about the centrality of culture in our lives. Our faculty have garnered significant scholarly recognitions in a broad range of intellectual areas, with special focus on British, American, and postcolonial literatures, rhetoric and composition, and creative writing. The department offers two majors in English and Writing, a minor in these areas, as well as Creative Writing, and the Ph.D. in English or Rhetoric and Composition.

Questions about this event?

Regina Lewis

Email: r.lewis@tcu.edu

Phone: 817-257-7240