Jun 11 2018

					Master of Arts in Creative Writing & Publishing Information Session

Monday, June 11, 2018, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Join faculty and staff to learn more about our new MA in Creative Writing & Publishing program. Read More

Jun 02 2018

					Summer Publishing Institute

Saturday, June 2, 2018, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

The University of St. Thomas is launching a free and open-to-the-public one-day Summer Publishing Institute on Saturday, June 2. Read More

May 16 2018

					Spring 2018 Master of Arts in English Essay Presentation

Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Current students, faculty, alumni, family, and the local community are invited to hear graduating M.A. in English students present their master's essay. Read More

May 11 2018

					SUMMIT AVENUE REVIEW Release Party

Friday, May 11, 2018, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Join us as we celebrate the release of the 2018 edition of the SUMMIT AVENUE REVIEW literary magazine! Read More

May 03 2018

					Paul Hague Distinguished Writer Lecture Series: Devoney Looser's THE MAKING OF JANE AUSTEN

Thursday, May 3, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Scholar Devoney Looser gives a public lecture that explores just how Jane Austen became a celebrity author and the inspiration for generations of loyal fans. Read More

Apr 27 2018

					Roots: Tradition & The New

Friday, April 27, 2018, 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

The University of St. Thomas English and Catholic Studies graduate programs will hold an interdisciplinary conference on Friday, April 27, 2018. Read More

Apr 27 2018

					Roots: Tradition and the New - Plenary Panel

Friday, April 27, 2018, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Three excellent speakers from on and off-campus will discuss topics related to the conference theme: Roots: Tradition and the New. Read More

Apr 24 2018

					Poetry on the Patio

Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library hosts its annual Poetry on the Patio event in honor of National Poetry Month. Read More

Apr 19 2018

					Sacred Arts Festival: Sun Yung Shin

Thursday, April 19, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

Minnesota Book Award winner Sun Yung Shin reads selections from her poetry and discusses what sanctuary means for the Twin Cities. Read More

Apr 17 2018

					Exploring the Paranormal: Echo Bodine Lecture

Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Psychic, healer, and ghostbuster Echo Bodine lectures on paranormal phenomenon Read More

Apr 13 2018

					ACTC English Majors Conference:

Friday, April 13, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Five English majors from St. Thomas will be representing the department at this annual conference, held this year at Hamline University. Read More

Mar 09 2018

					Building a Career in Professional Writing: One Tommie’s Story

Friday, March 9, 2018, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Hear Dr. Bridget Kapler '10 talk about how she has integrated professional writing into her career. Read More

Feb 26 2018

					Slam Poetry Week

Monday, February 26, 2018, 7:00 PM - 5:00 PM February 26 - March 2, 2018

Participate in slam poetry workshops, attend slam poetry performances by Neil Hilborn,Khary Jackson, and Ashley Haze, and enter the St. Thomas slam poetry contest! Read More

Feb 28 2018

					Master of Arts in Creative Writing & Publishing Information Session

Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join faculty and staff to learn more about our new MA in Creative Writing & Publishing program. Read More

Feb 23 2018

					Game Design and Narration

Friday, February 23, 2018, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Learn about what goes into designing and scripting a video game! Read More

Feb 20 2018

					Prospective English Major or Minor Information Session

Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Munch pizza, meet other prospective majors and minors, and learn about the benefits of studying English at St. Thomas! Read More

Feb 06 2018

					Power to the People: Street Art & Literature in London Information Session

Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Learn more about our interdisciplinary summer 2018 course that includes a trip to London. Read More

Jan 27 2018

					English Day

Saturday, January 27, 2018, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Prospective St. Thomas students are invited to join us for a behind-the-scenes look at what English majors and minors do in their classes and around campus. Read More

Jan 24 2018

					Graduate Programs in English Information Session

Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join faculty, students and staff to learn more about our Graduate programs in English, Creative Writing & Publishing, and the Certificate in Teaching College English! Read More

Dec 13 2017

					ENGL 201 Passports: Poetry Around the World Student Readings

Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Students from Mary Frandson's ENGL 201 Passports: Poetry from Around the World class read from their original poems. Read More

Dec 13 2017

					Fall 2017 Master of Arts in English Essay Presentation

Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Current students, faculty, alumni, family, and the local community are invited to hear graduating M.A. in English students present their master's essay. Read More

Dec 13 2017

					Graduate Programs in English Information Session

Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Join faculty, students and staff to learn more about our Graduate programs in English, Creative Writing & Publishing, and the Certificate in Teaching College English! Read More

Dec 12 2017

					Game Design and Narration/Arcade Presentation

Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

English major Gabriel Wright-Dunn and computer science major Luis Castellanos demonstrate their role-playing video game, GOD'S BLESSING. Read More

Dec 06 2017

					Craft Talk & Reading: Benjamin Percy

Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Author Benjamin Percy will talk about the craft of writing and read from his new novel, THE DARK NET. Read More

Dec 04 2017

					Auditions for WORKING: THE MUSICAL

Monday, December 4, 2017, 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM

St. Thomas and St. Catherine University students, faculty, and staff are invited to audition for WORKING: THE MUSICAL, which will be playing at The O'Shaughnessy March 16-18. Read More

Nov 14 2017

					Viet Thanh Nguyen Common Context Lecture: Sanctuary

Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Viet Thanh Nguyen, author of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel THE SYMPATHIZER and the 2017 short story collection THE REFUGEES, participates in a discussion that explores the idea of sanctuary. Read More

Nov 09 2017

					Echoes of War: Lecture and Performance

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

J.A. Moad II gives a lecture about military veterans and performs a scene from his one-man play that explores the memory of war in personal stories and public history. Read More

Nov 09 2017

					Internships for English Majors & Minors Info Session

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Undergraduate English majors and minors are invited to learn more about finding and applying for internships in this session offered by our department faculty internship coordinators. Read More

Oct 17 2017

					Writing Blackness and Autism: Anand Prahlad

Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Anand Prahlad reads from his new memoir THE SECRET LIFE OF A BLACK ASPIE and talks about issues of blackness and living with autism. Read More

Oct 17 2017

					Tommie Advantage: English Department Open House & Info Session

Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Prospective English majors and minors are invited to visit us on the third floor of JRC to learn about our various major tracks, our flexible minor program, and meet department faculty. Read More

Oct 13 2017

					Panel Discussion: How to Get Published

Friday, October 13, 2017, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Learn the best practices for getting your work published. Read More

Oct 10 2017

					Research is Me-Search

Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

English majors and minors are invited to learn more about exciting student-faculty research opportunities, writing projects, and grants available to them. Read More

Oct 07 2017

					Well-Crafted Reading Series: Asian American Poetry

Saturday, October 7, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Seven Asian American poets read from their recent poetry collections in this reading series co-sponsored by the St. Thomas English Department and Global Poetry at Metropolitan State University. Read More

Sep 29 2017

					Digital Humanities Roundtable

Friday, September 29, 2017, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Join current University of St. Thomas faculty as they hold roundtable discussion on the Digital Humanities Read More

Sep 15 2017

					VPR 50th Anniversary Lecture & Gala

Friday, September 15, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Victorian Periodicals Review 50th Anniversary Gala will feature a lecture from Dr. John Morton. Read More

Sep 15 2017

					Kathryn Ledbetter Seminar

Friday, September 15, 2017, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Dr. Kathryn Ledbetter of Texas State University will lead a seminar on Using Periodicals in Creative Research and Teaching Read More

Sep 05 2017

					Master of Arts in English & Certificate Program Information Session

Tuesday, September 5, 2017, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join faculty, students and staff to learn more about our Graduate program in English and the Certificate in Teaching College English! Read More

Jul 01 2017

					Alumni Book of the Month Club

Saturday, July 1, 2017, 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM July 1 - July 31, 2017

Join the all-new online Tommie alumni book club! Each month, a title written by a St. Thomas faculty member or friend will be announced. First up: Matthew Batt's humorous memoir SUGARHOUSE. Read More

May 17 2017

					Spring 2017 English Master's Essay Presentations

Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Graduating students will provide an overview of their Master's Essay for friends, family, faculty, and current students. Read More

May 12 2017

					2017 Summit Avenue Review Release Party

Friday, May 12, 2017, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us as we celebrate the release of the new 2017 issue of SUMMIT AVENUE REVIEW, the St. Thomas literary arts magazine, and honor the winner(s) of the Lon Otto Creative Writing Prize! Read More

May 05 2017

					Poetry Reading: Thomas Dillon Redshaw's MORTAL

Friday, May 5, 2017, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Professor Emeritus of English Thomas Dillon Redshaw reads from his newly released poetry collection, MORTAL: POEMS 2007-2016 Read More

Apr 27 2017

					Senior Capstone Creative Writing Projects in Performance

Thursday, April 27, 2017, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Senior Rachel Dosen (pen name V.M. Stone) presents her experimental play-in-progress Read More

Apr 26 2017

					National Poetry Month Finale: Emily Dickinson Reading Marathon

Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Close out National Poetry Month by joining other participants in this open reading of all of Emily Dickinson's poems, from #1 to #1789. Read More

Apr 26 2017

					Anthony Roche Lecture: Brian Friel's Ireland

Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Anthony Roche (University College Dublin) gives a lecture on the greatest Irish playwright of the last half-century, Brian Friel Read More

Apr 25 2017

					Poetry on the Patio

Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library hosts its annual Poetry on the Patio event to celebrate National Poetry Month Read More

Apr 21 2017

					Poetry Reading: Katie Donovan

Friday, April 21, 2017, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Katie Donovan, the Center for Irish Studies O'Shaughnessy Poetry Award recipient for 2017, reads from her new poetry collection, OFF DUTY Read More

Apr 21 2017

					Politics and Sensation: Texts and Subtexts

Friday, April 21, 2017, 11:00 AM - 6:15 PM

The University of St. Thomas English graduate program will hold an interdisciplinary conference on Friday, April 21, 2017. Read More

Apr 20 2017

					Storytelling and Book Signing: Julia Dinsmore

Thursday, April 20, 2017, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Julia Dinsmore, author of MY NAME IS CHILD OF GOD...NOT "THOSE PEOPLE," shares her personal experiences of poverty and homelessness. Read More

Apr 19 2017

					Senior Capstone Creative Writing Projects in Performance

Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Student Letizia Mariani will present her original poetry. Read More

Apr 04 2017

					National Poetry Month Opening: Chris Santiago's TULA

Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The English Department celebrates the opening of National Poetry Month with this poetry reading of TULA by Chris Santiago, winner of the 2016 Lindquist & Vennum Prize for poetry. Read More

Mar 31 2017

					Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities (ACTC) English Majors Conference

Friday, March 31, 2017, 1:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Five English majors from St. Thomas will be representing the department at this annual conference, held this year at Augsburg College. Read More

Mar 30 2017

					Sacred Arts Festival: Creative Writers in Conversation

Thursday, March 30, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us as Minnesota writers Bao Phi and Sequoia Nagamatsu read from their work and discuss what "sacred spaces," the 2017 theme of the Sacred Arts Festival, means in terms of the Twin Cities. Read More

Mar 29 2017

					Dr. Lucia Pawlowski Faculty Spotlight Presentation

Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

In the fourth installment of our Faculty Spotlight Presentation series, Dr. Lucia Pawlowski will open up her spring graduate class on Teaching College English to the public. Read More

Mar 14 2017

					A Celebration of Poetry!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Get an early jump start on National Poetry Month (April) with a poetry reading and craft talk about VOYAGE OF THE SABLE VENUS by the 2015 National Book Award winner Robin Coste Lewis. Read More

Mar 07 2017

					Poetry Books Release Celebration: Paula Cisewski

Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

English instructor Paula Cisewski reads from her two new award-winning poetry collections, THE THREATENED EVERYTHING and QUITTER. Read More

Feb 24 2017

					Reading & Book Signing: Heather Bouwman

Friday, February 24, 2017, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Heather Bouwman reads from her new historical fantasy adventure novel for middle grade readers, A CRACK IN THE SEA (G. P. Putnam's Sons). Read More

Feb 20 2017

					Lecture: Shakespeare's Language Machine

Monday, February 20, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Shakespeare scholar Ralph Alan Cohen challenges Oregon Shakespeare Festival's "Play On!" project, which plans to translate Shakespeare's 39 plays into contemporary English. Read More

Feb 14 2017

					Slam Poetry Week

Tuesday, February 14, 2017, 6:00 PM - 5:00 PM Tuesday, February 14th - Friday, February 17th, 2017

Participate in slam poetry workshops, attend a slam poetry performance by Sarah Ogutu and Donte Collins, and enter the St. Thomas slam poetry contest! Read More

Jan 25 2017

					Master of Arts in English & Certificate Program Information Session

Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Join faculty, students and staff to learn more about our Graduate program in English and the Certificate in Teaching College English! Read More

Dec 14 2016

					Fall 2016 Master of Arts in English Essay Presentation

Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Current students, faculty, alumni, family, and the local community are invited to hear graduating M.A. in English students present their master's essay. Read More

Dec 06 2016

					Calling All Prospective Actors: Theater Auditions

Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Auditions are being held for the St. Thomas/St. Catherine musical NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT and the improv COMEDYSPORTZ: COLLEGE EDITION. Read More

Nov 29 2016

					Research is Me-Search: Learn About Student-Faculty Research & Writing Projects in English

Tuesday, November 29, 2016, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

English majors and minors are invited to learn more about exciting research opportunities and grants available to them! Read More

Nov 03 2016

					TULA Book Release Celebration!

Thursday, November 3, 2016, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Milkweed Editions celebrate the release of Chris Santiago's new poetry collection, TULA, winner of the Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry. Read More

Nov 01 2016

					Video Games & Writing: Theory, Rhetoric, and Memoir

Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Discover what it means to close read a video game! Read More

Oct 26 2016

					Dr. Chris Santiago Faculty Spotlight Presentation

Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Assistant Professor of English, Dr. Chris Santiago, will present his current research. Read More

Oct 25 2016

					Halloween Reading

Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Sigma Tau Delta/Literary Club invites the St. Thomas community to this annual Halloween reading event. Read More

Oct 21 2016

					Panel Discussion: How to Apply to Ph.D. Programs

Friday, October 21, 2016, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Learn the best practices for preparing and applying to Ph.D. programs from those who have done it! Read More

Oct 18 2016

					Internships for English Majors

Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Undergraduate English majors are invited to learn more about finding and applying for internships in this session offered by former and current English major interns! Read More

Oct 11 2016

					Reading & Book Signing: Nathan Hill

Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

We welcome back to campus Nathan Hill, Associate Professor of English at St. Thomas and author of the bestselling novel, THE NIX. Read More

Sep 29 2016

					In Conversation with Author Emily St. John Mandel

Thursday, September 29, 2016, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Emily St. John Mandel participates in a conversation about her bestselling novel STATION ELEVEN and gives a brief reading. Read More

Sep 23 2016

					Digital Humanities Roundtable and Reception

Friday, September 23, 2016, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Join current English faculty as they present a roundtable discussion on the Digital Humanities Read More

Sep 06 2016

					Master of Arts in English & Certificate Program Information Session

Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join faculty, students and staff to learn more about our Graduate program in English and the Certificate in Teaching College English! Read More

Sep 01 2016

					Reading & Book Signing: Sal Pane's MEGA MAN 3

Thursday, September 1, 2016, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Assistant Professor of English Sal Pane discusses his new book MEGA MAN 3 in conjunction with a reading of Sequoia Nagamatsu's WHERE WE GO WHEN ALL WE WERE IS GONE Read More