English Division Blog (02.13.17)

Yesterday, February 12, was the birthday of both Abraham Lincoln and John L. Lewis.

Coming Events

The Writers Project

Author Steve Stern is the first speaker in the Spring 2017 Writers Project series.  A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Stern is currently on the faculty of Skidmore College and has won numerous awards for his writing. His latest novel, The Pinch, received wide and favorable reviews from, among other publications, The New York Times Sunday Book Review and The Washington Post. Stern’s work draws heavily on Yiddish tradition and folklore, and his writing has been compared to that of Isaac Bashevis Singer. He will be reading at 12:40 on February 22 in the Visual Arts Gallery in Dearlove Hall. (Photo credit: Sabrina Jones at Greywolf Press.)

Faculty Accomplishments

Dr. Robert Faivre, Professor of English, Dr. Khristeena Lute, Assistant Professor of English and Director of the Center for Reading and Writing, Tara Bradway, Tutor in the Center for Reading and Writing, and Lisa Grant (AA Magna Cum Laude 2010), Adjunct Faculty and Tutor in the Center for Reading and Writing will lead a roundtable discussion about labels in writing centers at the 2017 Northeast Writing Centers Association (NEWCA) conference, "Writing in the Margins: Language, Labor, and Class" on April 1 and 2 at Pace University in Pleasantville, NY.


Dr. Stuart Bartow continues to publish his haiku in a variety of journals. Shamrock: Haiku Journal of the Irish Haiku Society published this haiku (reprinted with Bartow’s permission):

midnight moth
the moon of Jupiter
mapped on her wings

Bartow's poems are also featured in The Arabesques Review, and in  the January 2017 issue of La Presa. Other poems accepted for publication will be featured in future blogs. (Photo from The Arabesque Review.)

Faculty Websites

Dr. Lâle Davidson
Dr. Khristeena Lute
Peter Marino 
Dr. Kathleen McCoy
Joe Portes
Ellen Ricks
Charlotte Smith
Bill Weiss

Other Websites of interest
Library Blog
CRW Tutors’ Blog
Joyce Miller

The English Division blog is maintained by Jane Arnold, Professor of English/Reading Specialist, arnoldj@sunyacc.edu.