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George Saunders Reading

Sep 1, 2017


Cal Poly Arts & Foundation for San Luis Obispo County Public Libraries present George Saunders.  

The award winning and celebrated cult author of four collections of short stories, a novella, and a book of essays will read from his New York Times best-selling debut novel, "Lincoln In The Bardo." 

Saturday, September 30th, at 8:00 PM.

For more information visit: http://www.slolibraryfoundation.org
Box Office: 805-756-4849

VIP tickets available for an exclusive hosted meet & greet; all proceeds benefit the Library Foundation.

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English major Malama Wilson places third on the Collegiate Learning Assessment Plus exam!

Jun 7, 2017


Congratulations to senior English major Malama Wilson for placing third on the Collegiate Learning Assessment Plus exam this spring!

This national exam assesses seniors on their critical thinking and written communication skills. Malama's score placed her within the 99th percentile of seniors from 157 institutions nationwide, and was the third-highest score of the 200 Cal Poly seniors who participated. Her accomplishment comes with a $100 award.

The Dorothy Cooper Memorial Scholarship Announces Its Winners!

Jun 2, 2017


Congratulations to English Majors Margaret Foss and Ashlynn Ritter!
 
The English Department is pleased to announce that Margaret Foss and Ashlynn Ritter were chosen as this year’s recipients of the Dorothy Cooper Memorial Scholarship.
 

Marissa Ahmadkhani wins Academy of American Poet's Contest.

May 15, 2017


English graduate student, Marissa Ahmadkhani won Cal Poly’s Academy of American Poets Contest for her poem “Only Half,” which investigates her Iranian heritage. She will receive a $100 award from the Academy.

Catherine Waitinas earned a 2017 Learn by Doing Scholar Award.

May 10, 2017


Catherine Waitinas earned a 2017 Learn by Doing Scholar Award. The annual awards, administered by Kennedy Library and a cross-college faculty committee, recognize outstanding scholarship within Cal Poly’s signature Learn by Doing pedagogy.

Rebecca Gates is this year's American Scholar Prize winner!

May 8, 2017


The English department is pleased to announce that Rebecca Gates was chosen as the winner of the department's American Scholar Prize. She will be presented with her award at the English Department Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, June 17.

An Afternoon With Author T.C. Boyle

Apr 24, 2017


The PEN/Faulkner Award-winning novelist and “short-storyista” will discuss his extensive career and the immense joy he finds while creating his work. The author will then perform a new story… which will remind us all  of the elemental pleasure of hearing a single voice in a darkened auditorium, taking us to new places.
 

English Department Announces Academy Of American Poets Contest

Apr 19, 2017


Cal Poly's English Department has announced that the 2017 Academy of American Poets contest is now open. All registered Cal Poly students are eligible to enter.

The winning poet will receive a $100 first prize and a chance to win the $1,000 Aliki Perroti and Seth Frank Most Promising Young Poet Award. The judge will also select an honorable mention.

Dr. Chelsea Milbourne chosen as 2016's Best Article Reporting Historical Research or Textual Studies in Technical Scientific Communication!

Apr 3, 2017


Congratulations to Chelsea Redeker Milbourne, whose recent article in Technical Communication Quarterly was chosen by NCTE as 2016's Best Article Reporting Historical Research or Textual Studies in Technical or Scientific Communication! For a limited time, the publisher is providing free access to this excellent article--read it today!  

For more information visit: http://www.ncte.org/cccc/awards/techsci

2017 Al Landwehr Fiction Writing Contest and Kevin Clark Poetry Writing Contest Winners

Mar 23, 2017


Cal Poly’s English Department is pleased to announce that English major Maria Woodson has won the 2017 Kevin Clark Poetry Writing Contest and psychology major Emma Sturm has won the 2017 Al Landwehr Fiction Writing Contest.

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